Scarlett Jane (ON)
Scarlett Jane is the marriage of the distinctive songs and beautifully haunting voices of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire. And now, Stranger, their debut recording, captures their strength and their vulnerability. It’s a progressive roots sound which embodies the raw and candid demeanor of Lucinda Williams, the moody sensuality of Stevie Nicks and Nick Cave, and the tender playfulness of Dolly Parton.
Both Andrea and Cindy are road warriors. Andrea has two previous releases behind her, while Cindy has three, two of them in French, which has given her a following in both French Canada and Europe. They met several years ago at a tiny Toronto music venue; their solo careers were starting to move forward, and they shared a passion for prose, poetry, and theatrics and songs in minor keys. They liked blues and country, old school soul and rock’n’roll.
The blend of their voices stopped conversations; their musical sensibilities interweaved seemingly without effort. Soon, they began collaborating as songwriters, performing on each other’s shows and singing on each other’s solo albums.
The rest, despite a few bumps in the road, is history – and this exciting duo makes their VFMF debut this summer.