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June 21, 2018

Earlier this year we put out Midnight Shine’s third album, High Road, and it’s the first time in my music career I set out to purposely write an entire album. Since there are no recording studios in Attawapiskat, I’ve had to create my own. It’s situated in my front porch, and ‘rustic’ to say the…

January 21, 2018

“Metallica?” I thought. “Isn’t that evil music?” How naive I was. I was first introduced to Metallica by some friends in 1998, attending eighth grade at Ministik school. I was hanging with my buddy Reese one afternoon and he was showing me some of their music. “Listen to this,” as he turns up his stereo to…

January 11, 2018

There has always been something about the sound of a mandolin that has interested me. Not sure what it is? It has eight strings and is tuned G, D, A, E. What you would call “fifths” if you know your music theory. The way the chords are produced is somewhat of a challenge because of…

December 15, 2017

Back when I was in high school (a long time ago, haha!)  I was into music and did well in music classes and school performances. I also really liked art classes and made wall murals and other Pink Floyd-like images. I wasn’t the best, but it was a fun way to express some of my tastes….

December 11, 2017

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,…