Juno nominee Adrian Sutherland coming to Fergus Grand Theatre
CENTRE WELLINGTON – Adrian Sutherland is a roots-rock artist with coronary heart from Attawapiskat First Nation, a spot he nonetheless chooses to name dwelling.
He was additionally a 2022 Juno nominee for Modern Indigenous Artist of the Yr, and he’s coming to the Fergus Grand Theatre on March 11.
Sutherland can also be a father, grandfather, and information keeper. Fluent in Mushkegowuk Cree, he was additionally the founder and frontman of the all-Cree rock band Midnight Shine.
In 2019 Sutherland shifted to solo initiatives, and accomplished his debut solo album after constructing his personal recording studio in a sea-can through the pandemic.
“This could possibly be the most important present in our season to this point,” says theatre coordinator Eric Goudie.
“Adrian is a type of musicians that I knew I wished to e-book as quickly as I heard him play. He’s bought a sound that I believe this neighborhood goes to fall in love with.”
Sutherland cares deeply about many causes, and is utilizing his music and voice to share first-hand perspective on points going through First Nations like contaminated water, housing shortages, meals insecurity, habit, psychological well being, and suicide.
At a time of rising consciousness about reconciliation, Sutherland is longing for Canadians to raised perceive each other, and take additional steps collectively.
Keen about making a distinction, Sutherland is pushed to make sure younger individuals have entry to arts, training, recreation, and land-based studying.
He’s a Grasp Corporal with the Canadian Ranger Patrol, guiding youth on wilderness journeys.
He launched a music program supported by MusiCounts, and was instrumental in bringing ArtsCan Circle to his neighborhood.
The present in Fergus is the second-to-last installment within the Fergus Grand Theatre’s “Higher Collectively” Presenting sequence.
Tickets can be found within the field workplace, by cellphone at 519-787-1981, or on-line at www.fergusgrandtheatre.ca.