About Justin

Known for his powerful voice and vibrant stage presence, Justin Ralph is a singer-songwriter whose opera powered folk peformances always make for a unique and exciting live show. With influences from early Americana and Canadiana music to Hank Williams and Pavarotti, his passionate performances have people taking notice across the country.

A former opera singer, Justin pursued a successful career as a tenor before setting aside his tuxedo for a banjo and a plaid shirt in order to write and perform the music closest to his heart. With haunting vocals accompanied by the moody picking of his banjo, Justin's original story telling songs evoke the old dirt roads of rural Ontario and the souls that once travelled on them.  

On the musical theatre and opera scene, Justin has performed roles across Ontario - some highlights include Alfred in Opera Five's smash hit production of Die Fledermaus, Marius in Les Miserables with the Sudbury Symphony and Yes! Theatre, and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar with Confidential Musical Theatre Project Ottawa. 

On his debut EP outlaws, betrayed lovers, and soulful ruminations come to life with banjo, guitar, mandolin, and piano, led by Ralph's powerful voice. Travelling a line between country, folk, and bluegrass, the troubadour and his banjo paint tales, both dark and light, of a simpler time. Order the EP here.  

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
 —  — Cityfolk Marvest 2018 Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON
Kaffe 1870 Kaffe 1870 , Wakefield, Quebec Kaffe 1870 , Wakefield, Quebec
Grimross Grimross, Fredericton Grimross, Fredericton
Baba's Lounge Baba's Lounge, Charlottetown Baba's Lounge, Charlottetown
Plan b Plan b, Moncton Plan b, Moncton
House Concert Stittsville, ON Stittsville, ON
Oxfest! Oxford Station, ON Oxford Station, ON
Jesus Christ Superstar Academic Hall, Ottawa Academic Hall, Ottawa
whiprsnapr brewery whiprsnapr brewery, Ottawa whiprsnapr brewery, Ottawa
Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
The South Branch Bistro The South Branch Bistro , 15 Clothier St. East The South Branch Bistro , 15 Clothier St. East
The Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
The Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
Kaffe 1870 Kaffe 1870, Wakefield, Quebec Kaffe 1870, Wakefield, Quebec
Tyler Kealey w/ Justin Ralph Bar Robo, Ottawa, Ontario Bar Robo, Ottawa, Ontario
The Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
The Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
The Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
Outside I'm a Giant with Justin Ralph @ Irene's Pub Irene's Pub, Ottawa, Ontario Irene's Pub, Ottawa, Ontario

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