JUNOfest '17 Ottawa
Jonathan Becker and the North Fields
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ages
8pm Sarah Scriver
9pm Winchester Warm
10pm Jonathan Becker and the North Fields
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"With songs rooted in a working class ethos and a social conscience, Becker's lyrics paint pictures of everyday struggles, heartache and dusty landscapes. It's gruff music for the wee hours inspired by the lik es of Tom Waits and Joe Strummer." - CBC
"The North Fields are very much a “what you see is what you get” band, a group of peers making music that matters and that resonates with audiences. Insofar as stripped-down, unhindered music goes, no one in Ottawa does it quite like Becker. " - Ottawa Showbox
Pearce and Godin released their debut album, “Sky One Room,” in late 2010. The album garnered very positive reviews from numerous publications such as the Montreal Mirror, the Ottawa Citizen and Toronto’s Now Magazine. The duo toured extensively in support of their debut album, embarking on a quintessentially Canadian two-week tour of the country’s east coast in bone chilling January 2011.
In late 2012 guitarist Matthew Corbiere joined the group full-time, and with the addition of bassist Michael Zorn their sound edged ever closer to the jangly-pop of Pearce and Godin’s critically-acclaimed former band Poorfolk.
The group recorded the new record (“Belle Attente”) throughout 2013 in various locales in Ottawa with local sonic prince Jarrett Bartlett. (The Acorn, Andrew Vincent, The Flaps)
The songs on “Belle Attente” range from the upbeat, off-kilter pop of the title track to the moody, slow burning folk of “like hell,” which culminates in a triumphant barroom chant. Like the band’s first album, the songs are at times heavy and melancholic while at other times, poignant and anthemic.
As a survivor of concussions, amnesia, depression and a seizure disorder all endured from extreme bullying, Sarah has become a beacon of hope and an advocate for not only troubled teens, but anyone who has been through these extreme hardships. "The human body goes through 5 stages of grief after a trauma: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and hope. Mind Over Matter is a mantra I've lived by since I was a little girl" explains Scriver. "From the denial in Hushed, the anger in Flare, the bargaining in The Story Of Us, the depression in Karma's Gonna Get You, to the hope in House Of Cards" this EP is for anyone going through this cycle".
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