Next up at the Acoustic Emporium is Citizen Jane this Friday at 7 p.m.
Citizen Jane is a female alternative chamber-folk duo, whose songs deliver poetic stories through interweaving vocals and stringed instruments.
Their self-produced debut EP “Patchwork in the Dark” features themes surrounding the human condition. They blend the soulful melodies and introspective lyricism of alternative pop music with the instrumentation and layered rhythmic drive of contemporary folk.
CJ’s intricate arrangements and down-to-earth stage presence evokes a unique connection with their audiences, whatever the venue (a house concert, a church, a hall, or a festival).
The band consists of married couple Reenie Perkovic (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lea Kirstein (viola, fiddle, vocals), who met while studying classical music on the west coast of Canada.
The duo has since become immersed in Toronto’s vibrant music scene, as well as doing multiple cross-Canada tours. A debut full-length album is in the works and will be released in the spring of 2017.
Citizen Jane’s members have played, recorded with, and opened for the likes of artists such as (Juno-nominated) Oliver Schroer, Teresa Doyle, Annabelle Chvostek (Wailin’ Jennys), Alysha Brilla, and (Boston-based) Folk Arts Quartet.
The duo is passionate about building community & education, and frequently offers workshops at schools, camps, and festivals.
Citizen Jane performs Friday, Jan. 27 at the Acoustic Emporium (45892 Wellington Ave.). Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 at the door.