Jo Krasevich North By Northeast Toronto ON June 11 to 15

The torrential downpour that no doubt kept many on the couch on this dreary Friday night ended up playing right into the hands of Canadian singer-songwriter Jo Krasevich, as trapped patrons were treated to a quaint collection of pensive acoustic ballads perfectly suited to the stormy weather. Perched on a high stool, the L.A. resident plucked her way through sparse, dreamy tales with the mood-setting assistance of delicate percussion, minimalist bass lines, and reserved violin and emulated steel guitar inflections. With her soothing voice holding the floor, each of the calming sounds united to form a timely blend of rustic, bedside folk tunes