Jemma Hicken

Jemma Hicken sitting on couch with guitar leaning on couch base

Saturday Woodland – Concert – 10:00 – 10:50

Sunday In The Barn – What This West Coast
Means To Me – 10:00 – 11:15

Sunday in the Barn – Song Circle – 1:30 – 2:45

Known for her unique voice and heartfelt performances, Jemma Hicken (Jemma & the Good Thing) is a singer-songwriter from Cortes Island, BC. With a pop song forever stuck in her head and a folk song forever stuck in her heart, Jemma crafts catchy and cathartic tunes that have charmed audiences on both sides of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Drawing on the humour and sentimentality of John Prine, the innocence of Paul Simon and Ingrid Michaelson, and the fire of Ani DiFranco, Jemma is a folk-pop force.

Based in Edmonton for three prairie winters, Jemma was featured at the New Moon Folk Club, SkirtsAFire Festival, Kaleido Fest, and won the 2019 Bent River Songwriting Competition. The pandemic brought her back to her Gulf Island home in 2020, and in 2021 she was selected to perform in the Vancouver Island Music Fest Emerging Artist Series.

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