Olenka Krakus has been playing her unique style of folk music as a solo performer and with her band, the Autumn Lovers, since early 2008. The Polish singer/songwriter crafts songs that traverse moods and styles, mingling wistful reflection with aggressive social commentary and Eastern European with North American country and folk elements. Influenced by her memories of Communist Poland and by the country's folklore, Olenka investigates themes of social justice and personal responsibility, populating her songs with melancholy outcasts from both Polish and Canadian landscapes. "At different times, autumn can be the most beautiful and the most melancholy of all seasons. And so it goes for Olenka Krakus and her band, the Autumn Lovers, whose particular brand of balladry treads that line between elegance and sorrow…" - Jam Magazine

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