Sugarlands Spirit Stage
Dana Sipos is a nomadic Canadian folkist who weaves fragments of stories, myths and dreams into songs that map heart and country and the spaces between.
Spending her formative years in the Canadian subarctic city of Yellowknife, Dana Sipos’ songwriting is infused with a sense of surrealism best influenced by the supernatural experiences of Canada’s high country. A true songsmith, Sipos creates nuanced songs that are hauntingly hopeful and captivatingly calm, yet filled with a wild wind.
With an unconventional travelling style, Sipos has spent the last few years touring by tall ship and bicycle, canoe and train. In cahoots with Yukon producer Jordy Walker (Tanya Tagaq), Roll Up the Night Sky was recorded in the home studio of Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire over a cold Montreal winter and features Montreal and Canada's finest music makers. Released under the beautifully tattooed wing of Nashville-based roots/Americana label Muddy Roots Music Recordings. The album garnered critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Pushing the Boundaries category, celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds.