2016 – Jessica Jalbert


Citation: Jessica Jalbert’s unique sense of sound and story is captivating all who come under its spell.  She has found her voice and it has earned the attention and respect of fans and critics across North America and Europe.

Jessica Jalbert’s first album, Brother Loyola (2011), enjoyed sales across Europe, Canada, and the U.S. She followed the album with an individual Canadian tour and then toured as a member of Jom Comyn and Renny Wilson Punk Explosion as well as touring Europe as a member of Born Gold. She has also recorded with Born Gold, Doug Hoyer, Renny Wilson, Tee-Tahs and Jom Comyn.

Her second album, Cosmic Troubles, recorded under the name Faith Healer, was number one on CKUA’s Top 100 albums for 2015 and received notable reviews in Pitchfork Media, Rookie Magazine, Spin, Stereogum, and Uncut. It enjoyed public praise from Stars’ Torquil Campbell, CBC’s Grant Lawrence, and The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman.

Jalbert’s recent highlights include performing on CBCs q, performing a support slot on several tour dates with Chad VanGaalen, performing as support for Deerhoof, and being accepted to Austin’s SXSW.

Cosmic Troubles

Live performance CBC’s q

Live performance of Again for Indie88’s Black Box Session

Video by Mike Robertson for single Canonized