Burnstick - Norman Wells

April 5th, 2023
Norman Wells
Community Hall

It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife.  Nadia, a Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, and Jason, a Plains-Cree guitarist, create the award-winning duo: Burnstick.  Two performers whose voices and languages blend together with ease, Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together the unique sounds of vintage Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies, while allowing the beauty of simple melodies to shine through.  Between their witty banter and delightful stories, it is hard to deny the magic they create as they command the stage with their palpable performances.  In 2015, created an award-winning all-original lullaby album that married languages and bridged cultures. Coming back to their folk roots, Burnstick has released its JUNO-nominated debut album, Kîyânaw, featuring thunderous singles "Pay No Mind" and CFMA Single of the Year "Some Kind of Hell", topping the charts of NCI's Indigenous Music Countdown in Canada.  With this album, Burnstick encourages the reclamation of each other's respective cultures while choosing to be stronger, together.