Will Whitwham recently returned from a songwriting trip to Los Angeles where he co-write several new songs with various artists and songwriters including Cat Pierce of the Pierces, Adaline and Gold Star among others. He continues to work on new solo songs as well as new Wilderness of Manitoba songs for release later in the year. Next up is a songwriting trip to Nashville.
CHILLFILTR called Will Whitwham’s long-awaited solo EP, End of Dreams, “a solemn and poetic statement about rites of passage in the life of an artist”. The website wrote that In the Ashes, their spotlight track, “has a majestic and broad sense of dynamics, beginning with the sturdy sound of the primary component, a flat-picked acoustic guitar, and some other atmospheric elements – notably, some long notes on electric guitar and a spacey vocal mix that easily fills the remaining space. The result is an endearing and vulnerable folk number that splits the difference between Elliot Smith and Sufjan Stevens”.
You can check out In The Ashes and the rest of the EP on your favourite platform: http://hyperurl.co/EndOfDreams
Will Whitwham, founding member and singer/songwriter for the Wilderness of Manitoba, emerges from his basement studio after a year of reflection with his debut solo EP, End of Dreams. There are seven original songs including one that Whitwham initially wrote for Martha Wainwright, but decided to keep for himself! The songs were written, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Whitwham in his own Delaware House studio except Alleyways and The Autumn Sun Set Will Set The Land On Fire which were produced by Graham Stairs and recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto. On those tracks, Whitwham was accompanied by Brian Kobayakawa (Serena Ryder) on stand-up and electric bass, Tom Bona (Sue Foley/the Wilderness of Manitoba) on drums, David Gouveia (Ivana Santilli/Bass Is Base) on congas and percussion, Mika Posen (Timber Timbre) on violin and Stefan Banjevic (the Wilderness of Manitoba) on cello. String arrangements were by Jim McGrath (The Last Mogul).
The EP is available on all platforms: http://hyperurl.co/EndOfDreams
My debut solo EP, End of Dreams, will be available on all platforms on November 30th. I’m excited for all my Wilderness of Manitoba fans to hear it. I will also be touring in December with my good friend Eamon McGrath. Come out to a show near you and hear the new songs and some old favourites live.
December 1 – Barrie (ON), Barnstormer Brewing
December 2 – Collingwood (ON), Collingwood Brewery
December 5 – Toronto (ON), Burdock Music Hall
December 6 – Windsor (ON), Phog Lounge
December 7 – Sarnia (ON), Refined Fool Brewing Co.
December 8 – Gravenhurst (ON), Sawdust City
December 9 – Hamilton (ON), Collective Arts
Will Whitwham, founding member and main songwriter for the Wilderness of Manitoba, has recorded a solo EP entitled End of Dreams. The majority of the songs were produced, recorded and mixed by Will in his own Delaware House studio with him singing and playing all of the parts. Two additional songs were recorded and mixed at Revolution Recording in Toronto. These sessions were produced by Graham Stairs and Will was accompanied by Brian Kobayakawa on electric and stand-up bass, David Gouveia on congas and percussion, Tom Bona on drums, Mika Posen on violin and Stefan Banjevic on cello. String arrangements were by Jim McGrath. Stay tuned for release information!
We’re pretty excited to announce that the Wilderness of Manitoba has been nominated for Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year for 2018’s Canadian Sync Awards. The song, Nothing’s Ever Said, written by Will Whitwham was featured three times in the Halloween episode of the NBC television series This Is Us. We have to thank music supervisor Jennifer Pyken, our US licensing person Steve Scharf and our manager Graham Stairs.
Another song from The Tin Shop EP, Wild Wind, is going to be featured in an upcoming episode of the CBS television series Elementary.
You can check out Nothing’s Ever Said here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhgkbzy1n7Y
Our single Cindy Runs hit #1 on CBC Radio 3’s charts this week! Check it out:
We’re super excited to share with you the great news that our song Nothing’s Ever Said from the Tin Shop EP is going to be featured three times in tonight’s broadcast of the US television series This Is Us. It’s on NBC in the US and CTV in Canada. Last week’s episode was watched by 10.2 million viewers! Can’t wait.
We will be performing with Deep Dark Woods at Longboat Hall in Toronto this coming Friday, November 3rd. The last time we shared a stage with them was Folk Alliance in Memphis! You can buy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1506796
Finally! It’s been a long time coming, but our fifth album, Across The Dark, will be released in Canada on September 15th. We will also be touring across Canada and are looking forward to connecting with you all again. Our friends at Exclaim premiered first single, Cindy Runs, and posted some of our upcoming shows. More to be announced soon!