Member Profile

Leisa Way

NICE FOLKS is destined to become your new favourite folk group. After many years of making great music together, playing other artists songs, Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band are bravely changing directions. Leisa has collaborated with her band to write songs that draw on their folk and country music roots and share the stories of their lives. In performance, Leisa Way draws on her abilities as an accomplished singer and story-teller to captivate audiences with her natural warmth and powerful, textured vocals. Leisa’s performances have wowed audiences across the country and now, along with song-writing partner Bruce Ley, (who scored the music for an Academy Award nominated film and was the pianist on The Tommy Hunter Show), “Nice Folks” is poised to take the folk music world by storm. Leisa’s band deliver virtuoso guitar picking, soaring fiddle, and uplifting banjo with compelling lyrics and breathtaking melodies that will linger in your mind long after you’ve left the concert hall. Leisa herself was awarded Musician of the Year by the AFM and Toronto Musicians Association in 2021-2022, honouring Leisa’s ‘dedication to excellence in all aspects of music”.