Photo by Cass Rudolph
Saffron A is a one woman riot grrrl based in Brantford Ontario. She accompanies herself on tenor guitar and octave mandolin. Her music sits where emotion and intellect intersect, tackling themes of sexual violence, trauma, mental health and empowerment with sensitivity and strength. Justin Nordell of the Philadelphia Folksong Society describes her music as “painting deep, dark, verbal portraits with strokes of wit and authenticity that belie her years”. Saffron A embodies the raw honesty of Janis Ian, the phrasing of Joni Mitchell and the emotional range of Mitski.
Since completing her Justice Studies degree, Saffron A has released two EPs and toured across Ontario. The first titled Resilience, the second Resistance. These works follow her journey through the emotional aftermath of sexual assault. She has diversified her artistic resume through speaking at events such as Take Back The Night and the Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference.
Stay tuned for more music and collaborations in the coming year!