Sol James – (Heiða Forsyth)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Sol James is a force to be reckoned with, with a voice to match. This proud Icelandic Canadian is named after the Icelandic word for ‘Sun’ and offers a unique take on roots/blues with a soulful flair. Her music is joyful and honest, leaving audiences smiling, dancing, and celebrating the great stuff of life. Sol’s stage presence calls out to even the meekest of souls, breaking down walls and bringing the light in. She does this with a dependable dose of hilarity; You can hear a Sol James audience laughing a mile away.

“Sol James has an honesty in her songwriting. She isn’t afraid to say it like it is. It’s refreshing to hear someone with a voice like hers tell us what it is we need to hear!”

– Murray Pulver

“[Her] bold voice… was a hit. She is able to convey the joy in the blues”

– Winnipeg Free Press, Chris Smith

In what is widely considered to be excellent news, Sol James is working on a full-length album of original songs, a follow up to her self-titled debut EP (2012), working with Winnipeg heavyweight, producer Murray Pulver.