forces of nature meet in Bop Ensemble, a Canadian super-group featuring
folk legends Bill Bourne and Wyckham Porteous, along with up-and-coming
singer-bassist Jasmine “Jas” Ohlhauser. Combining Bourne’s grit,
Porteous’ warmth, and Jas’ energetic devilry, the three manage to catch
lightning in a bottle.
who is cut from the cloth of a classic troubadour, was called by Texas
songwriting legend Tom Russell "a shining light in the North American
folk and roots scene." Porteous matches Bourne's nearly legendary status
and was called by Andrew Loog Oldham "Leonard Cohen meets Harry Dean
Stanton, a warm, warm, performer whose voice is like a bottle of wine who
has matured into a friend." Jasmine "Jas" Ohlhauser is the wild card of
the bunch, an exuberant 25-year-old who also plays with the Edmonton band
Lilys On Mars. With the addition of her dance theatrics, Bop Ensemble
shows come close to performance art.
the three is great on their own ... together they’re something truly