Music of the Week: April 22, 2022: Ain’t No Sunshine – Cover by Canen



Ain't No Sunshine -- Bill Withers (cover by Canen 12 y.o.)

Ain't No Sunshine — Bill Withers (cover by Canen 12 y.o.)


Our music for this week is a stunning performance by then 12-year-old Canen covering Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” with a group of extremely talented and sensitive musicians and a sublime cello player.

Canen (her stage name) is actually Joanna Strogatz; she is now 19 and studying music. As “Jo next door,” she is exploring her own compositions as a singer-songwriter.

Canen’s voice is incredibly sophisticated and mature; even as a young teen, she seemed to be able to transport a veteran wisdom and vibration that her singing teacher describes as coming from an “old soul.”

Related:

Jo next door on Instagram

Canen/Jo next door on YouTube