OLG Free the Jazz
This is a busking event. No reservation is required, just come down and enjoy the music!
Julie Corrigan - guitar, vocals
Blair Hogan - electric guitar
There is a feeling that lives inside the music of Julie Corrigan that is timeless and elusive. Her songs feel like they have been a part of your life from the first listen. Her lyrics, carried on the golden thread of a uniquely beautiful vocal delivery, will take you down unexplored backroads on a road trip through the landscapes of love, small-town tales and tell bonfire stories of the big legends that frame the exceptional simplicity of fascinating, everyday life.
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley near Shawville Quebec, Julie’s home is a farm overlooking the Ottawa River and she cut her teeth performing shows around the Ottawa area before releasing her debut record The Language in 2015. Recorded at Little Bullhorn Studios in Ottawa and produced by Dave Draves, The Language is a collection of songs that fit comfortably in an array of genres from roots, country, soul and folk with contemporary pop sensibilities. It was the most played album on Ottawa’s CKCU radio station in 2015.
The success of The Language took Julie across the country and to some of Canada’s biggest festival stages including the Ottawa Bluesfest, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the City Folk Festival and fulfilled a childhood dream to play her big hometown stage at the Shawville Fair. She has played sold-out shows at the National Arts Center and the fabled Blacksheep Inn and performed alongside the likes of Sass Jordan and Norah Jones.
Julie looks forward to continuing to host her monthly Girls to the Front songwriter series that features women artists from the Ottawa area and beyond and is also working on her next collection of songs to be produced by Canadian music vanguard Jim Bryson.
*The Shed is located on Sparks St. between O'Connor and Bank St.