The BAND

Canadian Folk Music Award winners,  The Opposite of Everything somehow combine bluegrass with Indian music, African beats with sea shanties, or klezmer with the blues, and make it sound like the most natural thing in the world. With a diverse cast of Toronto’s finest and most adventurous musicians, the band’s long-awaited new self-titled album was released in 2013, greeted by enthusiastic reviews, 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and airplay around the world, including BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction,  RTVE Radio 3 (Spain) and ABC Radio National’s “The Music Show”.    Now after 4 whirlwind years on the road, the band is gearing up for a crazy summer of European festivals, and a new album for release in early 2016.

Tour highlights:

Stockholm Jazz Festival | Global Copenhagen | Winnipeg Folk Festival |  WOMEX12 (Greece) | Calgary Folk Festival | Cygnet Folk Festival (Tasmania) | Vancouver Folk Festival, | Malmöfestivalen | Dawson City Music Festival | Sunfest | Mundial Montreal |Ottawa Jazz Festival, |  Mariposa Folk Festival |Newfoundland Sound Symposium | Segal Centre, Montreal |

“together, they can slay any band, anywhere, anytime.” – The Record (Kitchener/Waterloo)

Jaron Freeman Fox & The Opposite of Everything electrified the Blue Skies stage. It was an instant dance party. The music was both challenging and superb. A definite highlight of the weekend. Jaron’s creativity and talents are simply amazing…
–Joel LeBlanc: Artistic Director, Blue Skies Music Festival
There was something for everyone in this gig, featuring music indeed best described as the opposite of everything you’d expect – and everything else in between. And though the disparity between genres and atmosphere may have been an Achilles heel for some, Jaron thrives on it, masterfully creating cohesion through the journey.” – the AU revue (Australia)

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