Date: Thursday August 20th
Welcome to Episode Six partnered by First Light for the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival 2020 Digital Edition, presented by Equinor.
This episodes feature performer is Silver Wolf Band and many more surprises.
Silver Wolf Band is a four-piece Indigenous folk pop rock band from Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador. Lively, engaging and self-assured performances of honest and sincere lyrical music is what has made Silver Wolf Band one of the most in-demand music groups from Labrador. Their music is piano driven and rich in harmony. Lyrically, their songs are shaped and informed by family, community, love, and their home land itself. Both their debut EP and their first full length album saw them award nominations for Pop Recording Of The Year (Music PEI, 2011), Rock Artist of the Year (Music NL, 2018) and First Light Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year (Music NL, 2019).
With every performance, Silver Wolf Band offer their audience an uplifting and enthusiastic performance of original music, along with their renditions of popular favourites by celebrated Labrador songwriters and musicians. But what’s more, Silver Wolf Band pepper their performances with knowledge, personal histories and cultural lessons from the ‘Big Land’ of Labrador.
In recent years, they’ve been invited to perform at The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival (St. John’s, NL), Northern Lights Arts Symposium (Ottawa, ON), the ECMA Artist Showcase (Charlottetown, PEI), Petapan First Light Indigenous Arts Symposium (St. John’s, NL), Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival (Norris Point, NL), Spirit Song Festival (St. John’s, NL), Labrador Winter Games Opening Ceremonies (Goose Bay, NL) and countless stages and festivals throughout Labrador.
Silver Wolf Band is Jamie Jackman (guitar, vocals), Matthew Barrett (piano, keyboards), Justin Jackman (drums, percussion), and Brandon Pardy (bass guitar). They are currently gearing up for the autumn 2020 release of their second full length album.
Truly, the musicians of Silver Wolf Band are warm, kind, humble, talented and entertaining ambassadors of the Big Land. For more information, or to book them, please visit www.silverwolfband.com