Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd, Trenton, ON K8V 5P8, Canada
Highlighted by an artistic acumen and an amazing ability to evoke emotion, Stokes' music is demonstrative of a songwriting craftsperson at work, with music, words, and vocal performances that connect to the hearts and spirits of all who hear them.
What is undeniable is the deeply honest approach to her musical storytelling, a wide-open emotional tableau that is representative of the silence of the vast forests, and big open skies of the northern Ontario city of North Bay where Stokes was born and raised.
Her prior work has garnered recognition from the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, earning her an 'Outstanding Songwriter' nomination in 2019 and award in 2017.
Stokes recently released her sophomore LP ‘When The Sun Goes Away,’ produced by Jim Bryson (Kathleen Edwards). It merges folk formats and orchestration with elements of country, indie rock, and ambient electronic embellishments, which create a supportive foundation for Stokes’ crystal clear vocals and unique conversational phrasing. Its 11 tracks tell stories of relationships and self-reckoning and capture nuanced moments in a relatable way that will both break your heart and put it back together again.
“When The Sun Goes Away takes listeners on an emotional journey, weaving a tapestry of relatable themes and musical diversity…a collection of songs that together create a compelling and memorable musical experience.” - Canadian Beats