Precious LIttle Montreal QC September 25 to 28

Just days before the festival, the Toronto duo known as Precious Little split, leaving one member to fill all the duties. Despite speculation that the show would be cancelled, now-solo artist Leorra showed up and took the stage alone with her acoustic guitar. While at first sounding rather shaky, by her final song she was singing like a bell. Her wispy vocals and her quietly strummed acoustic guitar made everyone stop and listen. Like a younger, fresher Sarah McLaughlin, Leorra had the guts to get up there and do it alone this time and the audience appreciated it.