We are really excited to be returning to Winnipeg for the third time this year to play the Winnipeg Folk Festival. We played the Park Theatre back in February during our western tour and again in March during JUNOFest. Our performance is on Friday, July 11th at 3:00 PM on the Green Ash stage. We are also doing workshops on Saturday and Sunday. The one on Sunday is with Aimee Mann whom we toured with in California. That will be fun! We will be heavily featuring songs from our new album, Between Colours, which will be released in Canada on September 16th. Look forward to seeing you soon!
The Wilderness of Manitoba has been invited to perform at the Pheromone Recordings night on Saturday, June 21 at the Horseshoe in Toronto during NXNE. It should be a great evening of music with label mates the Joel Plaskett Emergency, Bidiniband, Mo Kenney and Steph Cameron also on the bill. The Wilderness of Manitoba is currently in the studio finishing up their fourth album for release in September of this year.
Next Friday, March 28th we’ll be returning to Winnipeg and the Park Theatre to play JUNOfest! We’re onstage at 11:00 PM. So, if you’re in the city, come and check us out! It should be a fun weekend with lots of great Canadian bands.
Lots of activity in the world of the Wilderness of Manitoba. First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to the shows on our recent Western Canadian tour! We were super excited to see so many of you. We promise to tour all of Canada in the fall when our new album comes out! Speaking of which, the sessions at Revolution Recording in Toronto have been going really well. We’ve got thirteen tracks down and are doing vocals and overdubs. Can’t wait to share the new songs with you. We will be taking a break soon and heading first to Chicago to play Schubas on Sunday, March 9th and then down to Austin for three shows at SXSW. Bring on the sun and the warm weather!
Hey, everybody. We’re really excited to tell you that we have been nominated for a JUNO! It’s in the category of Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group. We’re looking forward to being in Winnipeg for the JUNO weekend. In the meantime, for those of you who live in Winnipeg, we’ll be playing the Park Theatre next Thursday, February 13th. Tickets are going fast. So, buy now!
The Wilderness of Manitoba kicks off the new year with Western Canadian tour dates followed by another appearance at SXSW in Austin and some Ontario and Quebec dates. The band also starts recording its fourth album at Revolution Recording in Toronto before heading out west. Be sure to check out these shows as you will hear a mix of old favourites and a preview of some new ones!
January 30 – Saskatoon (SK), Vangelis Tavern
January 31 – Lloydminster (AB), the Root
February 1 – Redwood Meadows (AB), Redwood House (Bragg Creek Performing Arts Series)
February 2 – Kimberly (BC), Driftwood Concert Series
February 4 – Fernie (BC), the Arts Station
February 5 – Kamloops (BC), the Dirty Jersey
February 6 – Vancouver (BC), the Railway Club
February 7 – Kelowna (BC), Fernando’s
February 8 – Red Deer (AB), the Hideout
February 9 – Calgary (AB), Ironwood Stage & Grill
February 10 – Edmonton (AB), the Artery
February 12 – Regina (SK), CreativeCity Centre
February 13 – Winnipeg (MB), the Park Theatre
February 14 – Kenora (ON), the Bijou
February 15 – Thunder Bay (ON), the Foundry
March 7 – Windsor (ON), the Phog Lounge
March 8 – Sarnia (ON), Paddy Flaherty’s
March 12-16 – Austin (TX), SXSW
April 3 – Oshawa (ON), the Moustache Club
April 4 – Ottawa (ON), Raw Sugar
April 6 – Montreal (QC), Le Divan Orange
April 7 – Quebec (QC), Petit Imperial
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We’d like to thank CBC Radio 2 for adding yet another track from our Island of Echoes album. Southern Winds charted at number 17 on the CBC Radio 2 Friday top 20 this week. That’s the third song in a row with Echoes and A Year In Its Passing also charting on the station. Thanks also to all our fans for voting. If you want to vote for the Wilderness of Manitoba for next week’s chart, you can vote here: https://polldaddy.com/poll/7582509/
The Wilderness of Manitoba announces a special Toronto show at the Glass Room at the Royal Ontario Museum on November 22nd. It’s part of its Friday Night Live series of events. Entitled “Get Wild”, the evening at the museum includes a new exhibition called Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a celebration of nature and wildlife through “stunning and surprising photography”; a performance by spoken word poet/author/actor and journalist Duke Redbird; a meet and greet with photographers from the Environmental Video Commission and an opportunity to have your picture taken at the ROM Wildlife Photo Studio! Doors are at 7:00 PM and tickets can be bought at the ROM or through their website. Adults are $12, students are $10 and ROM members are free.
It was announced yesterday that the Wilderness of Manitoba has been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards. They are up for the Pushing the Boundaries Award and the Vocal Group of the Year Award. The awards ceremony is being held in Calgary on November 10th.
If you are in downtown Toronto today at 12:30 PM, come to Yonge-Dundas Square and see the Wilderness of Manitoba play live! It’s a free show!