From the album Supernation
Featured track, available from February 9 to February 16
Vince Fontaine's name has been in the news a lot lately. Perhaps best known for his multi-award winning band Eagle & Hawk and his debut solo project, Songs for Turtle Island, he picked up a whopping eight nods and three awards in the last year. He's also busy with the multi-faceted Rising Sun Productions, which offers artist representation, event management, and more. The guitarist/composer/producer isn't one to rest; he's about to launch a new project called Indian City. Fusing together Indigenous themes around contemporary pop and rock with traditional elements, the new group features Fontaine alongside award-winning singer/songwriter Don Amero, keyboardist Gerry Atwell, Segweh's Atik and Neewa Mason, traditional vocalist Ray "Coco" Stevenson, singer/songwriter Pamela Davis, drummer Marty Chapman, percussionist Jaime Carrasco, and dancer/choreographer Buffy Handel. The Manitoba super group is set to release its debut recording, Supernation, on February 20 at Festival du Voyageur's Rivière-Rouge Tent at Voyageur Park. You can also catch the band live with Tracy Bone and J.C. Campbell on February 18 at the Centre-Culturel Franco-Manitobain. Indian City's song "Stand" is our featured song this week. Download it and catch Indian City live at Festival du Voyageur.
Every week, Manitoba Music offers free a downloadable music track by a great local artist. Available for a limited time from Thursday to Thursday, be sure to grab these songs while you can... and to check back for more!
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