Leith Ross
Calgary Folk Fest

Leith Ross

from Winnipeg, MB

Friday – Sunday, July 26–28.

It’s a story as old as the ages– Canadian artists who seemingly have more fans and notoriety outside Canada. This is the case with songwriter, singer and artist Leith Ross, born and raised in small town Ontario. They happen to be kicking butt, with most of their streaming listeners in the US, UK and Australia. Indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Leith recorded their debut EP, Motherwell, while studying at Humber College, and subsequently found success on TikTok, with the song "We'll Never Have Sex" in August 2021. They’ve been a sensitive and overly artistic person since birth who started penning songs as a pre-teen, which quickly became Leith’s favourite way to be sensitive and overly artistic.  Since then, they've recorded and released two projects, and have a new one underway. Inspired by Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Disney movie soundtracks, high school musicals, and their dad's horrible parodies of all of the above, their songs attempt to explore themes of gut-wrenching and cheesy love, silliness and extreme existentialism.

Biography by Kerry Clarke

The full artist lineup will be revealed April 30

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