Sat, Jul 9, 2016, 2pm - 3:30pm
William Prince
Willie Thrasher
Willy Mitchell
Duke Redbird
Eric Landry
Bur Oak
Birds Hill Provincial Park, MB
Winnipeg Folk Festival


Vancouver-based music journalist/historian Kevin Howes travels across the country picking records, and in those dusty bins, discovered a wealth of Canadian indigenous music from the storytelling folk era of the 1960s through 1980s. Mostly rare and largely unknown northern CBC recordings, he compiled the 2016 Grammy-nominated Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. On Saturday, July 9 you’ll find a few of the great original recording artists on stage: Willie Thrasher, Willy Mitchell, Duke Redbird and Eric Landry.

Howes had 34 songs digitized and re-mastered and wrote a 120-page book to go along with the two-disc set so the stories about an important part of Canadian history and the people who lived it will never be lost. Folk Fest audiences will have the unparalleled opportunity to hear these stories live on stage in July.

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