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