Folk Festival 2019
Charlotte Day Wilson
In the dream, you are free-falling in super-slow motion towards deep blue water. At the moment of impact, the water turns gel-like and gently breaks the fall, giving but not breaking. The sensation is cool, supple but languid. The soundtrack to the experience? Should be Charlotte Day Wilson.
Wilson’s music is a smooth take on modern R&B, neo-soul even, sprinkled with disparate elements of jazz, folk, indie textures and experimental flourishes. Touch points might be Erykah Badu, Corinne Rae Bailey, and sometime collaborator Daniel Caesar, but with more elbows and angles. This is carefully crafted music built from the ground up by a multi-instrumentalist whose DIY aesthetic extends to technical production work and directing a very independent career. Growing up in Toronto, Wilson began her musical journey with classical piano adding sax, guitar and bass along the way. Going to school in Halifax pushed her into performing and towards music as a career with The Wayo. As a solo artist, she has bloomed into a mature, sophisticated sound releasing two EPs. CDW was longlisted for the Polaris Prize, and Stone Woman was named one of the top 10 Toronto albums by NOW Magazine. Lay back, relax and let her music wash over you.
Biography by Jay Nelson
A solo performance
Thursday July 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM · ATB Mainstage