AHI

With a voice like “gravel on silk”, Brampton-born songwriter AHI is a rare talent with the keen ability to deliver a story with the ease and familiarity of an old friend.

While AHI’s voice could easily steal any show, on his sophomore album, In Our Time, he has harnessed his instrument’s power by balancing its range across a colourful landscape of tightly-crafted lyrics, driving rhythms, and catchy melodies. The result is a sublime collection of modern-day folk-rock set off by its singular, soulful sire, a group of eleven tracks as earnest and emotive as anything being recorded today.

Debuting at #2 on iTunes, In Our Time skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon after AHI’s captivating live performance on CBS, ultimately earning him the distinction of Folk Music Ontario/ACTRA-RACS Recording Artist of the Year; high praise from Billboard, American Songwriter, SiriusXM, and more; a sold-out US tour with platinum artist Lauren Daigle; 6 places on the 2018 GRAMMY ballot; and his first-ever JUNO Award nomination in the category of Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, establishing AHI as one of Canada’s most promising new voices.

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Subgenre: Americana
From: Brampton, CANADA