Jane Lewis began her music career as a backup/harmony singer, and moved to centre stage with her solo album, Stay With Me.
The CD, a follow-up to her well received 4-song debut EP, is an eclectic folk/pop hybrid that features 10 original songs and 2 classic covers.
She has often been compared to Carole King, playing piano-based music that draws on her strength as a lyricist and singer. Musically, Lewis covers a wide ground, from singer-songwriter ballads to groove-based songs with 60s classic pop flavour. Her writing has been described as "intelligent, poetic, cinematic, and passionate."
In recent years, she has mainly been performing with Gathering Sparks,
nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The duo released their latest album in September 2019 on Borealis Records.
She still claims "singing harmony" as one of her favourite things to do. When not on stage, she can be found leading vocal workshops
(including "how to sing harmony," circle singing, and vocal meditation
), singing backup vocals for other artists, or running Women's Music Weekend
A published author and editor, Lewis shifted careers to pursue music full time in 2009. "My career evolution has been pretty organic," she says, "but I've always been drawn to the creative side of things."