Desperately yearning for their Northern roots, this southwestern Ontario alternative folk/roots duo often finds themselves pining over poplars and birch. They plant these feelings in a forest of incandescent guitar, heart-pounding upright bass, and howling vocals that will speak to the hearts of all who stop to listen. Through happenstance and sharing tales of their respective journeys living amongst the forests and lakes of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and Muskoka, Ontario, Cabin Fever was formed in the fall of 2019 around a campfire in the unlikely locale of Camlachie, Ontario, next to the sparkling and unpredictable blue waters of Lake Huron.
Known for captivatingly tight harmonies, Jess and Kyle have journeyed on as a duo since the summer of 2021, showcasing compelling style and versatility from the festival stage to intimate house concerts and the spaces in between. They have a unique ability to spin performances that are tactfully rugged yet wistful and alluring as they draw in their audiences with dynamic storytelling through song and quick-witted banter. Notable performances have included taking the stage at the 10-year anniversary of The Napatāk Ramble Music & Arts Festival in Potato Lake, Saskatchewan; performing at Aeolian Hall in London, ON, as part of the Summer Lounge Series; performing as a feature House Concert at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts in Sarnia, ON; and the Ribfest and Canada Day Weekend Celebrations at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts on beautiful Georgian Bay in Parry Sound, ON.
Come along as Cabin Fever takes you from a meandering paddle across a lake of glass to the thundering of the herds crossing the Great Plains. Settle in with a cup of cocoa (or something a little stronger) and sit around the fire as Cabin Fever warms your soul and rekindles your wanderlust.