Genre: Contemporary Folk, Songwriter, Storyteller
JORY NASH is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop & soul into an original stew of sound. He has recorded 7 critically acclaimed albums.
Jory is a past Artistic Director of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is the co-founder of an annual large scale, multi-artist concert celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot. The January 2014 concerts will be the 12th year of presentation. He plays acoustic guitar, piano and banjo, and his warm, unique voice urges you to listen to his thoughtful lyrics and intricate melodies.
Jory tours regularly across Canada and the United States playing folk festivals, house concerts, folk clubs and soft seat theatres. Festival appearances include Summerfolk, Mariposa, Home County, Stewart Park, Eaglewood, Shelter Valley, Hillside, Blue Skies, Live from the Rock, Winterfolk and more. He has also several times been a featured performer in the Home Routes house concert series.
In 2013 Jory was selected as an Official Showcase artist at the Folk Alliance International conference, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, as well as being a featured artist in Folk Music Canada’s Export Development Program. He was also chosen to be a Youth Mentor at the 2013 Folk Music Ontario Conference.