Street closures around NAC during the Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Northern Rock

Lucie Idlout

Speed Control

Digawolf

Think Marianne Faithfull or P.J. Harvey and you’re part way to describing Canada’s best-kept alt-rock secret. Lucie Idlout is the real deal — a gravelly-voiced rocker whose music can be brooding and full of emotional unrest, or smouldering and passionate. Either way it is 100% authentic.

We dare you to sit still when power trio Speed Control hits the stage with their infectiously high-octane, beat-driven rock. Brothers Jody and Graeme Peters and bandmate Ian March give new meaning to the words “global warming” with a stage act that’s pulse-raisingly energetic and irresistible!

With a lived-in voice that belies his years and an incredible guitar technique, Digawolf has been compared to Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler. His songs draw from a passion for his native land in the Tlicho community of Behchoko. A hard-driving beat underscores anthemic melodies in music that seamlessly brings together tradition and innovation.

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