JoPo & The RiZe

JoPo & The RiZe are a soulful female led Canadian Rock Band, originating in Sudbury, Ontario, with roots extending deep into the Blues, Country and Rockabilly.

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Sudbury songwriter celebrates wildfire crews

The Sudbury Star: August 8, 2018

A local musician is paying tribute to crews battling a stubborn wildfire south of the French River while also helping to raise funds for the family of a veteran firefighter who perished in the line of duty.

 

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'Parry Sound 33' dedicated to firefighters

Bay Today: August 8, 2018

Northern Ontario musician JoPo is so inspired by the efforts of the firefighters trying to put out the Parry Sound 33 forest fire that she's written and recorded a new acoustic single and music video dedicated to them.

 

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'9,000 hectares burning to the ground:' Sudbury musician pens homage to Parry Sound firefighters

CBC News: August 7, 2018

Sudbury musician Jo-Po said it as the sight and smell of smoke in the air over Panache Lake that motivated her to help in the efforts against Parry Sound 33, a forest fire that had been scorching a swath of land in northern Ontario. 

 

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Sudbury musician's 'Parry Sound 33' song honours forest firefighters

Northern Life: August 7, 2018

Sudbury musician JoPo is so inspired by the efforts of the firefighters trying to put out the Parry Sound 33 forest fire that she's written and recorded a new acoustic single and music video dedicated to them.

 

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Parry Sound 33 fire moves musician to pen tribute song

Parry Sound Now: August 7, 2018

Sudbury musician JoPo has released a single and music video entitled “Parry Sound 33”. She says the song is a tribute not only to the firefighters and volunteers battling that massive blaze but to all of them fighting all the fires throughout northeastern Ontario.

 

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Parry Sound 33 fire moves musician to pen tribute song

Muskoka Now: August 7, 2018

Sudbury musician JoPo has released a single and music video entitled “Parry Sound 33”. She says the song is a tribute not only to the firefighters and volunteers battling that massive blaze but to all of them fighting all the fires throughout northeastern Ontario.

 

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JoPro Writes Song For Parry Sound 33

Muskoka 411: August 6, 2018

This is a song she wrote as a tribute to all the Canadian, US and Mexican fire-fighters currently fighting the uncontrolled fires in Northern Ontario.

 

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Spill Exclusive Video Premiere

Spill Magazine

In Aug 2017 JoPo teamed up with Shawn Kosmerly of Here Kitty Kitty Productions to produce, direct and shoot JoPo’s new music video for her new single ‘Dog Days of Summer’. 

 

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Cater Creative: JoPo

Our Crater

There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spotlight on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater!

 

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From Sudbury to Nashville and Back

The Sudbury Star

Local singer/songwriter JoPo is getting ready for the launch of her latest album Trip Around The Sun. Juno award-winner Crystal Shawanda produced the album, which was recorded entirely in Nashville. 

 

JoPo Heading to Nashville

CTV Northern Ontario

CTV interview for JoPo's first trip to Nashville to record a few songs for the upcoming album produced by Juno Award Winning Musician Crystal Shawanda.

 

new single a tribute to hard rock miners

Northern Life

Joanne Polack (who goes by her lifelong nickname, JoPo) and her husband PJ Larabie may both be musicians, but Larabie is also a safety rep at Vale's Creighton Mine, and works at the 8,000-foot level.

 

A memory box

The Sudbury Star

The release of JoPo Acoustic — The RiZe has been a long time coming for the multi-instrumentalist and, judging by her show’s sold-out status, you’d imagine her family, friends and fans were thinking the same.