Early Spirit is a group of exceptionally talented musicians who know how to dazzle, energize and surprise audiences with their adventurous and original sounds inspired by a spell-binding and emotionally charged repertoire of folk and traditional music.
Gabriel Dubreuil is a remarkably gifted young violinist, a master of traditional, classical and jazz music, who has shared his gifts with groups including the X-Ambassadors, Bruce Molsky and Darol Anger, and who also conducts a youth orchestra. Jay Knutson is a world-class singer and guitarist with all the depth and lyrical sophistication of a seasoned musician who has contributed to many success stories (with Spirit of the West, Hart Rouge and the Connie Kaldor Band). Consummate percussionist Ben Kelly provides the adept rhythmic foundation not only for Early Spirit, but also to other up-and-coming groups including Fish and Bird, Carmanah and Jenny Ritter. Bassist Will Chernoff is a phenomenal talent whose musical range and understanding is astonishing for his age.
In performance with Early Spirit he creates an electrifying mood. You are sure to fall head over heels for this contemporary band with its folk roots.