A native of small-town Alberta, Canada, VISSIA writes intimate, lyric-driven songs. Broadly called Americana, VISSIA’s sound is is distinctly her own yet manages to connect listeners to their own most favourite private feelings and imagined landscapes. Whether it’s a nod to Wilco or Neko Case, a surprising seventh chord Jazz change-up, some big t-rex/Visconti-like backing vocals — the choice always seems natural and right and you go with it, happily, a testament to VISSIA’s decade and a half engagement, perseverance, and curiosity in all areas of making music, from composing, to recording, to album art and design.
Based in Edmonton, VISSIA has been building an audience around Canadian music clubs and festival stages since her debut album in 2011 (A Lot Less Gold; November 2011). She has had the pleasure of sharing stages with artists like Del Barber, Lindi Ortega, Whitehorse, Russel de Carle, Matt Anderson, The Skydiggers, and Harry Stinson. Her performances have included stages at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival, as well as hundreds of tour dates across Canada from coast to coast.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.