Saturday 6:00 pm, July 15 | Main Stage
Mimi O’Bonsawin is a contemporary roots singer-songwriter from Northeastern Ontario. Through her rhythm and story-driven songs, Mimi embraces the land’s beauty, all the while yielding to her Franco-Ontarian and Abenaki roots. The ethereal quality of her music whisks you away with uplifting melodies and introspective lyrics that weave pop sensitivities with acoustic instruments. The layers of percussion and surprising harmonies make you feel the music rather than just hear it.
“Making music and growing food is very much the same. They both start with a seed and with proper care, can grow into a beautiful garden that we all can share. I put intention and love into every seed and every note. ”- O’Bonsawin says.
Her duo stage performances are honest and dynamic as she tours with her partner Ryan Schurman on drums, making it an intimate yet uplifting experience for the audience.
Mimi’s newest album Willow on March 3rd, 2023 features her four singles, Here’s to the Women, I am Alive, I Wish I Was a Farmer and The River. Like her previous release and first instrumental album, Fiddleheads & Ferns (2022), this upcoming album was produced and recorded in Mimi and Ryan’s log home studio. “Just like the bark of the willow tree, the making of this album has brought me so much healing. I have never felt more alive.” A full-length French album is on the horizon in late 2023.