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Justine Bennett grew up amongst artists and hippies in the remote mountains of British Columbia, listening to the folk songbirds of her piano teaching mothers generation. As a late teen, she packed her bags and moved to San Francisco, where she earned her singer/songwriter pedigree busking on the streets. With alto vocals evocative of Joni Mitchell and Natalie Merchant, Justine’s vintage sweetness blends today’s sound with the echo of another era.
In 2009, Justine brought her music to Los Angeles. Since then she’s released two records through her label Authentik Artists, and is winning a following that’s steadily growing. She’s performed at such legendary venues as The Fillmore, The Troubadour, and the Hotel Café, landed music synchs on MTV and E and has made a name for herself as a studio session vocalist. Most recently, Justine starred in a folk music review called “Lonesome Traveler”, depicting the history of folk music in America.
Her sophomore album “Heavy Feeling,” produced by L.A.-based Chris Seefried (Fitz & The Tantrums, Rosanne Cash), has won acclaim for its haunting melodies and a lyrical gravitas that might seem beyond her years. You can catch Justine in solo performances throughout the west, online in the iTunes music store and at www.justinebennett.com.