Photo by Trevor Meier
Georgia’s songs weave intimacy and belonging where there was previously conflict and unease. Dancing between deep self-reflection and playfulness, her songs’ themes carry depth and resonance. Inspired by the female folk singer-songwriters of the past (Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez) and present (Anais Mitchell and Adrianne Lenker), her style blends more traditional folk sounds with imaginative instrumentation and arrangements. In her live performances, she harnesses vocal freedom to carry both power and vulnerability. Audiences are gathered into a brief moment of connectedness, harmony and remembering. Accompanied by an ensemble of some of Vancouver's finest jazz and improvisational musicians, the full band sound is rhythmic, groovy and lush, defying the bounds of genre.
Georgia's most recent release January Mind is out now on Surkeus Records.
"The Straight has been championing the brilliance of homegrown heroine Georgia Lee Johnson for at least a half-decade, flagging her as one to watch after the release of 2015’s Wanderling, which bridged ’70s AM-radio pop with unvarnished DIY folk. Think: the most gorgeous parts of the Carpenters and Gillian Welch, Johnson coming on like someone born to run with Weyes Blood and Julie Jacklin." - Mike Usinger, The Georgia Straight
"Beyond the stunning visuals of this album, it’s hard to ignore the sheer lyricism of Johnson’s songs. Every line is a poetry symphony, echoed by the warmth and comfort of the live performance."
-The Permanent Rain Press