Olenka and the Autumn Lovers are a unique musical force. They manoeuvre seamlessly through a mix of styles, ranging from Eastern European to North American folk. Part gypsy caravan, chamber ensemble, and honky tonk jukebox, the indie folk orchestra’s diverse instruments (classical guitar, cello, violin, trumpet, lap steel, mandolin, etc.) provide a distinctive musical backdrop to the provocative narratives of the Polish-born singer-songwriter. 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.