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!
The Wilderness of Manitoba will be playing an intimate show at the Official Residence of the Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 16th. Los Angeles based music supervisors have been invited to this Canadian Blast event that also includes a performance by Basia Bulat. If you’re in the area and want to check it out, hit our manager up with an email.
For those of you living in the Toronto area, we wanted to let you know that we’re playing a free show in the gazebo at St. James Park on Wednesday, July 4th starting at 7:00 PM. The park is located behind St. James Cathedral near the corner of Church Street and King Street East. It’s Independence Day and a great way to kick off the summer!
No, this is not a photo of yet another new line up of the Wilderness of Manitoba. It’s Amanda encouraging these young fans to form their own band! Speaking of which, they were recently chosen band of the day on the aptly named Band of the Day app website: http://bandofthedayapp.com/landing/bands/The%20Wilderness%20Of%20Manitoba
We released our EP, the Leslieville Sessions, in the U.S. yesterday. Happy release day! You can buy it from one of these fine online retailers:
The other exciting news is that the EP was the 19th most added record this week on the U.S. college radio charts! Thanks to all the stations that added the EP.