These are the artists who opened doors for future generations of Saskatchewan artists. Most of them can seen on tour throughout Canada this year! A great addition to your collection, with a wide variety of tracks that will make you smile and tap your toes.
Volumes 1 and 2 offer recordings from approximately 1970 to present day. On the rock/pop volume youâ€™ll find a cut from new hip-hop artist, Eekwol alongside a classic track from Streetheart, and a new recording from the Queen City Kids. Itâ€™s a testament to the perseverance of our artists that nearly all of those featured on these two volumes are still performing today - some in new incarnations, such as the Kerns and Dahle brothers, formerly of Age of Electric, who now perform in several different several projects '" and some, such as the Northern Pikes, who have recently reunited and are sounding better than ever!
On the country/roots volume youâ€™ll find a new version of â€œMy Brother and Meâ€ by Brad Johner, an artist whoâ€™s been performing for over a decade - first in The Johner Brothers, and now achieving spectacular success as a solo artist. Youâ€™ll hear a new track from Freddie Pelletier, one of our provinceâ€™s best guitarists; an early track from Humphrey and the Dumptrucks, one of our best-loved homegrown groups; and, from Ian Eaton, the song that was the first Saskatchewan video to be played on CMT.
These are the artists who have inspired scores of young Saskatchewan â€œrockers and pickersâ€ to grab a guitar, or to compile their thoughts as lyrics - true idols who made their mark, and will continue to do so, by writing good songs and performing with enthusiasm. To these and the many more incredible Saskatchewan artists, we owe a most sincere debt of gratitude for enriching our lives with their songs.
This is our tribute to a long history of music on the prairies. Saskatchewan musicians and artists are not restricted by geographic or stylistic boundaries. Our musicians play in orchestras and symphonies, country and rock bands, and perform every imaginable style of music, in every corner of the globe. Our sound and lighting techs, our engineers and producers work with world-class international artists. Weâ€™re proud of the music of Saskatchewan, the talent our province has nurtured, and the wealth of recorded material reflecting our diversity.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Same Things - The Poverty Plainsmen
2. What Do I Gotta Do - Stephanie Thomson
3. My Brother and Me - Brad Johner
4. The Finger - Faster Gun
5. Second Hand Saddle - Eli Barsi
6. The Slippery Slope - Bob Evans
7. Hank - Crooked Creek
8. Grey Owl - John Arcand
9. Aging Grace - Heather Bishop
10. West Coast Flyer - Brian Sklar and Prairie Fire
11. Born Country - Ian Eaton and Battle River
12. Fred Brophy - Joel Fafard
13. Tread Softly - Eileen Laverty
14. A Vaquero's Dream - Freddie Pelletier
15. See the Arrow - Winston Wuttunee
16. Shoebox - Tom Jackson
17. Harsh and Unforgiving - Connie Kaldor
18. Souvenirs - Les Zed
19. One More For the Women - Humphrey and the Dumptrucks
20. Train of Dreams - Gary Fjellgaard