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Day 7: JJ VOSS

All Folk'd Up Proudly Presents JJ VOSS

 

With close to two decades of dedication to his music career and craft, JJ Voss has

taken his passion for songwriting and performing, along with his many experiences in

life, to build an authentic heartfelt solo career rooted in the soil of the working class.



Raised on a small farm in southern Saskatchewan, Voss began his journey in music at

the age of 8 when he picked up his Dad’s old flat top, and has been following in the

footsteps of legendary troubadours like Steve Earle, Charlie Major, Tom Petty and

Bruce Springsteen ever since.


From playing weekend gigs with his high school band, to gigging six nights a week in

night clubs, to festivals and soft seaters, Voss has become known for his ability to fuse

the ‘classic’ sounds of Country, into a piece of work that’s perfectly suited for our

modern times.


He released his debut EP ‘Hillbilly Storybook’ in 2009 garnering a WMCA Producer of

the Year nomination, putting him on the map as an up and comer in Canada. In 2012,

Voss followed up with his sophomore album, ‘Show ‘em Who’s Voss’, landing him a

SCMA Roots Album of the Year award and chart action for 5 singles on Canadian

Country radio, including; ‘It’s a Pride Thing’, peaking at #62 on the Billboard Country

Top 100 and ‘Playing For Keeps’ at #51. The album also received extensive

international airplay, leading Voss’ to his first overseas tour. JJ played shows across

Europe from Germany, Ireland, France and the Netherlands. In 2015 also played in

Colombia and Mexico.


In 2017 Voss was forced to take a hiatus from his career for one year to recover from

major back surgery. Having been bedridden for a long period of time, with only social

media, TV and the news as his connection to the outside world, Voss began to digest

the current social trends involving nationalism, tribalism, polarization, division, and

violence - all of weighing heavily on his mind. He put pen to paper, and by 2018, he

had written his 3rd album, ‘Come Along With Me’ and was released on March 20th,

2020.


Since the release of 'Come Along With Me', JJ has performed 20+ online concerts,

35+ Live concerts (both solo and with his band) gaining an impressive reach, new

fans and a consistent stream of tips and merchandise sales. The video for his re-

make of Murray McLaughlan's 'Farmer Song', a collaboration with Darlene Tuleta and


Canadian Hall of Famer Charlie Major, has been viewed over 150 000 times. JJ

garnered 6 SCMA awards for 'Roots Artist of the Year' (2020), 'Video of the

Year' (Some People') in 2020, Male Artist of the year (2021), Roots Album of the Year

(2021) Male Artist (2022) and TV/Radio/On-line show of the year (2022) with top 10


Mediabase chart success with 3 singles, 'Some People' , 'Come Along With Me' and

'The Kind of Man' in support of the album.


JJ is currently writing songs in preparation for release in 2022.

Since the release of 'Come Along With Me', JJ has performed 20+ online concerts,

35+ Live concerts (both solo and with his band) gaining an impressive reach,

increasing his fan base and maintaining a consistent revenue stream from tips and

merchandise sales.


The video for his re-make of Murray McLaughlan's 'Farmer Song', a collaboration

with Darlene Tuleta and Canadian Hall of Famer Charlie Major, has been viewed

over 150 000 times.


The album has helped JJ receive 6 SCMA awards; 'Roots Artist of the Year' (2020),

'Video of the Year' (Some People') in 2020, Male Artist of the year (2021), Roots

Album of the Year (2021) Male Artist (2022) and TV/Radio/On-line Show of the year

(2022). Voss has seen top 10 Mediabase chart success with 3 singles; “Some People”,

“Come Along With Me” and “The Kind of Man”.



Currently JJ is writing songs in preparation for release in 2022.

***JUST RELEASED- JJ was named Saskatchewan's Male Artist of the year (2022)

SCMA***

 
SEE JJ VOSS FRIDAY NIGHT AT AFU 2022

 



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