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.