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November 24, 2017

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…

November 17, 2017

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…

October 29, 2017

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…

February 17, 2017

For as long as I can remember, hockey has been a passion of mine. As a boy in Attawapiskat, I started playing hockey in net on the outdoor rink – I wasn’t a good player and my skating was choppy, so I got thrown in net. The school would collect donated gear from the south…

December 6, 2016

Midnight Shine drummer George Gillies grew up in the James Bay community of Fort Albany, with music a major part of life. But his first instrument wasn’t drums. George initially learned to play guitar in Grade 6, when his teacher decided that the entire class be taught guitar by a nun. Guitar seemed to come…