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Survival: On The Land, And In Music

December 11, 2017 | 4:07 pm

I’m in my cabin washing dishes while the boys get sucked back into their electronics, and feeling far away and disconnected from the music industry. Taking time to teach my sons the Cree traditions, building survival skills, and developing resilience into their very core is important to me. Someday they will walk in my footsteps,…

The Dream: My First Gibson Les Paul

December 1, 2017 | 3:47 pm

“What kind of guitar is that?” I asked my dad as I pointed to the TV.  “A Gibson Les Paul”, he answered. At that moment, I knew I wanted that guitar. I would always snoop through my older brother Robert’s CD’s and tapes in attempt to discover cool music. When I was 11 or 12…

Learning About Climate Change

November 24, 2017 | 12:58 pm

As part of my work with Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN), I sometimes get to go to interesting conferences like this one about ‘Climate Change and Traditional Knowledge’ that was held in Boulder, Colorado in 2017. There were Indigenous peoples in attendance from Africa, Mexico and Scandinavia that were dealing with climate change in their…

Dream Come True: Opening For Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

November 17, 2017 | 3:22 pm

Earlier this year, our booking agent Ralph James called us with the most exciting news of our music career to date: he secured us a spot at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. We were booked to play closing night, on the Main Stage, opening for Peter Wolf, and Tom Petty! Every upcoming artist would have done just…

The Live Show Pedalboard

October 29, 2017 | 10:17 am

I’ve had some people ask about my pedalboard over the years. So here goes. These are the pedals I’ve been using for the live shows… Boss TU3 Tuner – A guitar tuner. Simple. Are these things banned up north or something?! Stay in tune kids. We tune to A440. I prefer A442 as I think…