Jean Hewson (traditional singing and guitar)
Jean has been performing and teaching traditional songs and tunes of Newfoundland and Labrador for more than thirty years. Her adventures have taken her to folk festivals, concert halls and seminar rooms throughout North America and the UK. She is highly regarded for her ability as an accompanist, and has worked with many of the province’s leading instrumentalists, including Christina Smith, Gerry Strong, Daniel Payne, Dave Penny, Eric West and Rufus Guinchard. She has also received recognition for her recorded work, including two ECMA nominations (Roots Traditional Group of the Year, 1999 & 2006) and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Traditional Singer of the Year in 2006.