WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“With such a distinct musical style and impactful mode of performance, there is no doubt that Burnstick deserves to be remembered for decades to come."
-ALLISTER WHITE, THE CARILLON
WINNER for Social Voice - SSIMA 2021
Nominated for Recording Artist of the Year - SSIMA 2021
Nominated for Radio Song Single of the Year - SSIMA 2021
Nominated for Indigenous Artist of Group of the Year - JUNO Awards 2021
WINNER for Single of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards 2021
Nominated for Indigenous Songwriters of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards 2021
Nominated for Indigenous Artist of the Year - Western Canadian Music Awards 2020
Nominated for Americana Album of the Year - Independent Music Awards 2020
Music has been at the heart of this dynamic kinship since the duo met over a decade ago. It's no surprise that their songs are timeless and incomparable. Burnstick's signature sound is driven by Jason's proficient playing of 100-year-old Weissenborn lap slide guitars, resonating intently with Nadia's rich and striking vocals. Together, Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music. It's hard to deny the magic they create as they command the stage with their palpable performances and harmony-laced songs. In 2019, Nadia Burnstick, francophone-Métis, and Jason Burnstick, Plains-Cree, released their JUNO-nominated debut album, Kîyânaw (Cree: Us), featuring thunderous singles "Pay No Mind" and CFMA Single of the Year "Some Kind of Hell". Furthermore, with their unique ability to compose authentic and expressive soundscapes, they have worked on a multitude of award-winning film and television projects throughout the years. A family unified and guided by music, Burnstick has no plans of stopping anytime soon, as they are set to release their sophomore album this upcoming spring.
C’est une musique folk née de la complicité qui ne peut exister que chez un couple marié. Le guitariste Cri-des-Plaines, Jason Burnstick, et l’auteure-compositrice francophone-métis, Nadia Burnstick, sont deux interprètes pour qui les voix s’entremêlent avec aisance. Jason s’équipe de Weissenborns, de guitares « lap slide » et d’une écriture dure et franche tandis que Nadia rayonne grâce à ses harmonies vocales séduisantes et ses paroles pénétrantes et honnêtes – on ne peut nier la magie qu’ils évoquent lorsqu’ils sont ensemble sur scène. En 2019 ils ont lancé leur premier album folk-roots, Kîyânaw, nominé pour un prix JUNO en 2021. D'ailleurs, leur extrait Some Kind of Hell a remporté le prix "Single of the Year" aux Canadian Folk Music Awards. Ensemble, Burnstick crée une musique folk rafraîchissante et captivante.
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Little Bird, Resolution Pictures - Nadia & Jason Burnstick, Composer for Niizh character songs
Coming Home Documentary - Jason Burnstick, Composer
INDSPIRE Awards 2023 (CBC, APTN) - Nadia & Jason Burnstick, Composer
Canada Day At the Forks Drone Show - Jason Burnstick, Composer
The Secret to Good Tea, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Jason Burnstick, Composer and Sound Design
Gift to Give, Erica Daniels Kejic Productions - Jason Burnstick, Composer
The Seven Sacred Laws, Peg City Pictures Inc. Numan Films. - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Adventures to Understanding, Travel Manitoba - Jason Burnstick, Composer
The Legacy of The Residential School System 2020, Parks Canada - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Every Child Matters, Animiki See Productions - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Indian Road Trip - Jason Burnstick, Composer - Best Musical Score for a Television Film at the LEO Awards 2020.
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up - Jason Burnstick, Composer - Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards.
Shin Chi's Canoe - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Run As One, Kejic Productions - Jason Burnstick, Composer
The Fast - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Return to Manomin - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Ayala: A Hero's Journey - Jason Burnstick, Composer
Where the Blood Mixes - Jason Burnstick, Composer
In a Sacred Way We Build - Jason Burnstick, Composer
The John Walkus Story - Jason Burnstick, Composer