Watch Justine Tyrell and Josh Sahunta's Road to the Junos performances
For the final Road to the Junos concerts, the singer-songwriters serve up smooth shows
To celebrate the 52nd Juno Awards taking place in Edmonton, CBC Music and the Junos 2023 Edmonton Host Committee present Road to the Junos, a concert series spotlighting local musicians in the Albertan capital.
For the final concerts, R&B songstress Justine Tyrell entranced concert-goers with her personal songs, while Josh Sahunta gave a lively performance of his bright pop tunes.
Tyrell shared her excitement about the"untapped potential" of the Alberta music scene. "Part of what I love about Alberta, particularly of R&B in Alberta [is], I don't feel like there's a defined sound that's already been established that we have to follow," she told CBC Music.
She entertained the audience with several funny anecdotes, including her experience of being two-timed, which served as the inspiration for "Warning Signs," a cheeky breakup track.
Sahunta cycled through his upbeat pop and R&B songs, including "Pockets," which he explained to the crowd was his favourite song of the set.
"Live performing, it's kind of a bittersweet relationship that I have with it because I still get so nervous every single time, however, I love it," he told CBC Music.
"There's no feeling that gives me, like, the high of singing to an audience and connecting with them," he added.
You can watch both performances above.
Simu Liu is back to host the 2023 Juno Awards on Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m ET. Tune in on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen, and stream globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos.
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