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Kat Danser and the Tall Tales on Saturday, October 27th 2018
Mar 25, 2018  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Kat Danser and the Tall Tales on Saturday, October 27th 2018

Kat Danser’s music navigates a paddle steamer from the muddy banks of the Mississippi Delta downriver toward a big ol’ full moon over New Orleans. Dubbed ‘Queen of the Swamp Blues’, this Edmonton-based guitar slinger, songsmith, and blazing vocalist channels the spirit of roots, blues and gospel music pioneers.

Her fourth album, Baptized by the Mud, is a collaboration between Danser and Juno-award winning producer Steve Dawson. The recording addresses the dichotomy of ‘church-blues’: blues music as devilish and church music as angelic. This sub-genre demonstrates that human truth and the divine are one in the same – “one is preached from behind the pulpit and the other from behind the plow”.

William Prince on Saturday, September 22nd 2018
Mar 25, 2018  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

William Prince on Saturday, September 22nd 2018

William Prince is a JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter from Peguis First Nation. William sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on the stage. Prince’s debut album, Earthly Days, produced by long-time collaborator Scott Nolan, was released in December 2015 to critical acclaim. William has recently performed in the U.S. and the U.K., and has a full summer touring across Canada as well as a first appearance at Denmark’s Tønder festival.

Good Lovelies on Saturday, June 2nd 2018
Mar 25, 2018  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Good Lovelies on Saturday, June 2nd 2018

Their upcoming collection offers a perfect balance between a more modern production style and the wholesome musical influences that have made them a household name over the years. What’s more, the songs themselves build on the Good Lovelies’ familiar foundation with a widespread appeal.

If what happens next goes according to plan, though, the Good Lovelies will see their profile propelled to new heights thanks to a contemplative creative approach and a new spin on the signature sound that’s earned them audiences and accolades the world over. The music, the album, and the trio – all are greater than the sum of their individual parts. Simply, that’s the Good Lovelies

Del Barber on Saturday, February 24th 2018
Jan 9, 2018  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Del Barber on Saturday, February 24th 2018

The Fugitives on Saturday, January 20th 2018
Oct 1, 2017  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

The Fugitives on Saturday, January 20th 2018

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar on Saturday, November 4th 2017
Oct 1, 2017  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar on Saturday, November 4th 2017

Tickets now available at Fireweed, Chaltrek and New Day Records. Cash only.

The Way We Feel on Saturday, September 23rd 2017
Sep 1, 2017  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

The Way We Feel on Saturday, September 23rd 2017

After a 14 year annual concert at Hugh’s Room in Toronto The Way We Feel is on tour. Northwestern Ontario is fortunate to be part of the tour with eight stops. Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society is proud to host on Saturday September 23rd The Way We Feel a concert celebrating the songs of Gordon Lightfoot. A stellar lineup of Canadian musicians with the best house band in Ontario the show will be one of the most dynamic, heartfelt and engaging performances you will see.

Good Lovelies on Saturday, May 27th 2017
Apr 9, 2017  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Good Lovelies on Saturday, May 27th 2017

With Burn The Plan a long-awaited new album, Good Lovelies are both fulfilling and defying their so-called musical destiny as a “folk trio.” What makes this Burn The Plan special is that the band’s considerable strengths – winsome songwriting, impeccable vocals, and triangulated charisma – don’t tell the full story. There’s a new spirit of adventurousness that gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textures and tones from musical worlds away.

Peter Katz on 04/01/17
Aug 26, 2016  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Peter Katz on 04/01/17

Oliver Swain on 03/18/17
Aug 26, 2016  |   Past Shows, Shows  |   No Comments

Oliver Swain on 03/18/17

Oliver Swain has been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays towards the whimsical, the spiritual, and the socially conscious side of what he likes to refer to as “chamber folk odyssey”, and it’s these beguiling and provocative elements that make him unique as an artist and songwriter. Devon Leger even called him “The Zen Rock Garden of old time music” No Depression