jojo worthington

 

JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. This Canadian producer / songwriter / composer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies, Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge.

 

Her 2016 full-length album, “Two Lines,” was described by critics as “sublime,” (Gold Flake Paint) “enchanting and transporting,” (Ride The Tempo) and “at once sweeping and grand and extremely intimate” (Grayowl Point). This otherworldly record, which interweaves cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations, established Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative emerging musicians.

 

Since the release of this breakthrough record, Worthington has toured internationally, astounding audiences with her indelible live looping performances and opening for acclaimed acts such as Novo Amor, Ariana Gillis, Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Grapes of Wrath. Her recorded work has received several international awards (Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Independent Music Awards) and she has applied her distinct production sensibilities for projects spanning from hip-hop to folk rock, including co-producing The Lifers’ Honey Suite, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. In 2018, her diverse accomplishments were recognized by the SOCAN foundation, which selected her from thousands of submissions to participate in the the inaugural

TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program.

 

JoJo Worthington’s latest project, TCYK (The Company You Keep)—to be released June 2019—is a celebration of her diverse strengths. This succinct powerhouse of an album, co-produced with William Crann, is a magnificently textured exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman navigating tumultuous relationships. Orchestral and electronic sounds blend, creating serene walls of sound that compliment intimate narratives. Within only a handful of songs, Worthington presents a whole body of feeling. Listeners are guided through conflicts between ephemeral lovers, distant friends, the human and divine. However, TCYK is ultimately a celebration our attempts at connection, as Worthington asserts: “we need to stabilize”—a rallying cry for mutual support between sexes.

 

Ceaselessly engaging, deeply affecting, and always forging deeper into the unknown,

JoJo Worthington is one of the most forward-thinking musicians of her generation.

awards + accolades

2019    Gold Medal Winner in Indie-Pop Category - Global Music Awards

2018    SOCAN Foundation + TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator Program

2018    Folk Music Ontario - Artist Scholarship

2018    Folk Music Ontario - Industry Scholarship

2018    Nominee, Adult Contemporary category, American Songwriting Awards 

2018    Finalist, Folk category, Songoftheyear.com

2018    Winner (Silver), emerging artist/experimental folk categories, Global Music Awards

2017    Finalist, Open Category, 13th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)

2016    Winner, Contemporary Christian/Gospel category - 15th Independent Music Awards

2016    Honourable Mention (Top 10) - 3rd World Wide Music Contest

2016    Finalist, Folk Category - American Songwriting Awards

2016    Administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)

2016    "Amadeus" featured in TV show DeGrassi: Next Class

2015    Finalist, Gospel Category - 20th USA Songwriting Competition

2015    1st prize Other Sounds category, World Wide Music Contest

2015    Grand Prize Winner, Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition

2015    Artist of the Year & Songwriting Award, Year 2, MIA Program, Fanshawe College

2015    Winner, Open Category in 11th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)

2015    1st place in World Wide Music Contest

2015    Inaugural Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Award (USA)

2015    Music Industry Arts Award for 2015 Best Songwriting

2015    Music Industry Arts Award for 2015 Artist of the Year

2014    Best Song Category at Toronto Independent Music Awards

2014    Best Folk Category at Toronto Independent Music Awards

2014    1st place in Barrie Folk Songwriting Competition
2014    Music Industry Arts Award for Best Songwriting

2014    3rd place at Indie International Songwriting Competition

2013    1st place at Show Me The Music Competition

2013    Leading Edge Award at The Waterloo Arts Awards

2013    1st place at Indie International Songwriting Competition

2012    1st place in Maxwell’s Music House Songwriting Competition

2012    1st place in WPL Songwriting Competition