Mimi O'Bonsawin - Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mimi O’Bonsawin



Mimi O’Bonsawin is a contemporary roots singer-songwriter from Northeastern Ontario. Through her rhythm and story-driven songs, Mimi embraces the beauty of the land, all the while yielding to her Franco-Ontarian and Abenaki roots. In her music you will find sounds from the forest, uplifting melodies, and introspective lyrics weaved with pop sensibilities and acoustic instruments. The layers of percussion and surprising harmonies make you feel the music rather than just hear it.


Her duo stage performances are honest and dynamic as she tours with her partner Ryan Schurman on drums, making it an intimate yet uplifting experience for the audience.

Mimi released her newest album Willow on March 3rd, 2023. It features her four singles, “Here’s to the Women”, “I am Alive”, “I Wish I Was a Farmer” and “The River”.  Mimi shares, “Just like the bark of the willow tree, the making of this album has brought me so much healing. I have never felt more alive.