Halifax’s Gianna Lauren makes arresting yet inviting music. Gritty yet poetic. Somber yet hopeful. Combining the melodic intricacies of east coast contemporaries like Jon McKiel and Mauno with the songwriting chops of Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey, Gianna Lauren just keeps getting better. With an impressive new record out on Forward Music and a slick band in tow, we are thrilled to welcome Gianna Lauren to Kazoo! Fest.