“It’s as outreaching as we’ve heard yet from GLS, and an indication that the sky is still Dekker’s limit…”
The Globe & Mail
If you missed Great Lake Swimmers deeply intimate performance last year at Wilmot Church then you are in for a treat! Playing live at The Capital March 24th with Megan Bonnell. Known for urging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Tony Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. In 2014 they headlined Massey Hall in Toronto which was filmed for the live at Massey Hall Sessions which you can watch Here.
Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.
The current touring line-up includes Tony Dekker on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Erik Arnesen on banjo, electric guitar and harmonium, Joshua Van Tassel on drums, Bret Higgins on upright bass and Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals. Past members included Julie Fader on backing vocals, Sandro Perri on guitar, and Greg Millson and Colin Huebert on drums.
The band’s style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young, as well as Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and Sufjan Stevens. Dekker has said his influences include Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.
Original Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lake_Swimmers