About Justin

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

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 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.  

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Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Justin Ralph @ the Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
Justin Ralph @ the Tuesday Night Scene Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On Geronimo Coffee House, Kemptville, On
Justin Ralph @ 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
Justin Ralph and Jumpin' Joel Flash @ Musiikki Cafe Musiikii Cafe, Kingston, ON Musiikii Cafe, Kingston, ON
Justin Ralph @ The Miner's Tavern The Miner's Tavern, Cobalt, ON The Miner's Tavern, Cobalt, ON
Justin Ralph @ The Friends of the Library Live Read Grenville Mutual Insurance, Kemptville, Ontario Grenville Mutual Insurance, Kemptville, Ontario
Justin Ralph @ The Pig And Pint Songwriter Series The Pig and Pint, Pembroke, Ontario The Pig and Pint, Pembroke, Ontario
Justin Ralph @ The Centennial Library Centennial Library, Ottawa Centennial Library, Ottawa
EP Release Party whiprsnapr brew co, Ottawa, Ontario whiprsnapr brew co, Ottawa, Ontario
 —  — Justin Ralph @ The Kemptville Farmer's Market Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario
 —  — Justin Ralph @ The Kemptville Farmer's Market Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario
Justin Ralph @ The Capital BBQ Festival Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario
Justin Ralph @ The North Grenville Public Library North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville, Ontario North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville, Ontario
 —  — Justin Ralph @ The Kemptville Farmer's Market Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario Kemptville Farmer's Market, Kemptville, Ontario
The Phantom of the Opry The Gladstone , Ottawa The Gladstone , Ottawa
The Phantom of the Opry The Gladstone , Ottawa The Gladstone , Ottawa
The Phantom of the Opry The Gladstone , Ottawa The Gladstone , Ottawa
The Phantom of the Opry The Gladstone , Ottawa The Gladstone , Ottawa
The Phantom of the Opry The Gladstone , Ottawa The Gladstone , Ottawa

News

Winter Update 2018 

Justin had a busy start to the new year, playing gigs with Tyler Kealey at the Nepean Sailing Club and Outside I'm A Giant at Irene's Pub. He is currently wrapped in a blanket by the fireplace, writing some new songs and getting ready for a new single release this year. More info to come!

Justin in the North Grenville Times  

Justin had the chance to talk with Hilary Thomson of the North Grenville Times to chat about life in Oxford Station, the new album, and more. Check out the full interview here: http://www.ngtimes.ca/arias-cowboy-boots/. 

Media Round-Up for "By the Old Railroad"  

Justin has had a busy week promoting "By the Old Railroad" across various platforms. Here's a summary of all the places you can check out interviews and live performances: 

Rogers Daytime Ottawahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69TOHjx-_b4&feature=youtu.be

Apt 613 Podcast: http://apt613.ca/podcast-opera-singer-justin-ralph-country-music-debut/

CKCU 93.1 The Brew: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/ondemand-player.html?id=34122&token=5unUL%26%5D45dtc%2F%2Aw%7D%29N%21%3Bt8%3F%5DeV%5EnzOt%5BkLC%3F%5Enm_Llx%2A5s%21Cs%3E

Schmopera: https://www.schmopera.com/justin-ralph-it-all-comes-down-to-storytelling/

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