Sunday September 9, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm | Stage in the Round | Music
The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini, three songwriters who weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music. Like Those Nights, their debut album, captures soaring harmonies and a seamless blend, evoking the profound intimacy of Nick Drake, the sister-like blend of The Staves and the dynamic harmony of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Live performances turn the loudest bar into the warmest house concert, with their endearing, unabashed personalities balancing the intimate sincerity of the songwriting.
They recently performed to high acclaim at festivals such as Summerfolk, Great Heart Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, garnered radio play across Canada, including CBC, and have been featured live with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, The East Pointers, Gordon Lightfoot, Coco Love Alcorn and Dwayne Gretzky . Each band member a distinctly talented musician with a stand-alone voice, style, and stage presence, when these three come together it is breathtaking. Their second full length album, a winter-themed collection of original music, is set to be released in December 2018. The O’Pears continue to bring a strong, honest voice to the modern female perspective.