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Jaspar Lepak is a Folk/Americana singer-songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart. Joined by her husband Kale Lepak on accordion and sweet tenor harmonies, this compelling nightingale’s soul-stirring, acoustic-guitar-driven musings will draw your heart out onto your sleeve and make you want to keep it there.
Since 2003, Lepak has been performing for audiences throughout the Midwest, but in 2009 she moved to Durban, South Africa. For two years she shared her songs across the overwhelming beauty of a South African landscape, gaining a devoted and enthusiastic following. She studied guitar with internationally acclaimed guitarists Nibs Van Der Spuy and the late Syd Kitchen, and she performed on some of South Africa’s premier stages, including Splashy Fen Music Festival, White Mountain Festival, UKZN’s Center for Jazz and Popular Music, and The Barnyard Theatre. In July of 2011, she recorded her sixth original CD, FORGIVING WIND, a project written and recorded entirely in Durban. With the help of talented local musicians playing the parts of banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, drums, and lead guitar, Lepak’s folk/country sound became more Americana than ever.
Lepak returned home to Minneapolis in November where she performed at venues including the Cedar Cultural Center, the Dakota Jazz Club, and the Aster Cafe. She recently relocated to Seattle and is currently booking shows to promote FORGIVING WIND and her 2010 release SEND ME HOME.