Stephen Fearing w/ The North Sound

25may8:00 pm10:30 pmStephen Fearing w/ The North Sound

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*Featuring new songs from Stephen Fearing’s yet to be released album – The Empathist*

There are celebrated musical troubadours. And then there is Stephen Fearing, whose vivid, lyrical songs are exalted by his masterful guitar playing and melodic, cobalt voice.

Over a long and varied career highlighted by critically acclaimed albums and two JUNO Awards, Fearing has shared studios and stages with an eclectic assortment of marquee artists, from Merle Haggard to Richard Thompson to Cassandra Wilson.
In addition to his extensive solo achievements, Fearing is also co-founder of veteran Canadian roots-rock giants Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

The through-line is Fearing’s highly relatable, genre-busting music, which invariably locates the human condition in all its messy splendour. “I am a storyteller much more than a singer/songwriter,” Fearing says, “because I realized my story was less interesting than The Story.”

The North Sound, signed to Crystal Shawanda’s independent Indigenous record label New Sun Music (Nashville, TN), was formed in 2014 by lead singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Forrest Eaglespeaker with his partner and Nevada Freistadt who composes and provides vocal harmonies.

Keeping true to the traditions of Forrest’s heritage, The North Sound was created to share stories of Forrest’s Blackfoot identity and traditions from Treaty 7 Territory.

With a no holds barred approach to songwriting, Forrest’s lyrics span across haunting metaphors from everyday experiences to personal realities.

The North Sound is featured on a track from the latest acclaimed album “Walking Through the Fire” by The Sultans of String, a collaboration with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

Live & streamed. Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm



(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


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