Halifax Urban Folk Festival

AUG 26 • SEP 2, 2018

John Jacob Magistery

With "psychedelic jams, bouncy pop, (and) quiet folk - John Jacob Magistery beams with mature precision" (OEB SXSW 2018). Hailing from Montreal, the post-indie ensemble blends powerful lyrics with influences of folk, soul and hip-hop. The music finds roots in the raw and sometimes violent undercurrents of life in the Americas, zeroing in on the struggle and banality in today's age of collective sensory experience. Their live performance showcases their charged emotional energy with vocals that drive an intense, well-crafted sound.