- Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8pm
- Scott Nolan
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Scott Nolan is a songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Treaty One Territory. His songs have been recorded by Hayes Carll, Mary Gauthier, Watermelon Slim, and Corin Raymond among others. He has recently produced albums for William Prince, Lynne Hanson, and Watermelon Slim.
He is a songwriter by trade and often discovered melodies and rhythms in the shuffling of his feet. He spends most of his time thinking about words, music, and language. Nolan found himself writing short poems based on people and places in his neighbourhood, trying to capture a bit of what was happening around him.
His music earnest and expectant, if a little weatherworn and weary, Winnipeg-based songwriter and performer Scott Nolan has earned the esteem his works have rendered. Some have called him noteworthy, even acclaimed - but the smart money cites Nolan as a voice rarely heard this side of the century, a musician who shrugs away any five-dollar-cover singer-songwriter motifs before he unsnaps his guitar case. His are the songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and a disposition rooted in the best of rock n' roll, roots and Americana.
William Prince is a Juno nominated singer/songwriter from Peguis First nation. William sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on the stage. Prince’s debut album, Earthly Days, produced by long-time collaborator Scott Nolan, was released in December 2015 to critical acclaim and features Juno-winner Lynn Miles.
2016 saw Prince opening for the likes of Amelia Curran, Susan Aglukark, Marty Stuart and Buffy Saint-Marie while holding his own on numerous folk festival stages alongside acts such as Ryan Adams, Sam Roberts, and Colin James. Rounding out a year of travel with two nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Contemporary Singer of the Year and Aboriginal Artist of the Year) and a WCMA win for Aboriginal Artist of the Year. 2017 has been even more larger than life with an opportunity to open for Dwight Yoakam as well as 2 Juno nominations in both the Contemporary Roots Album and Indigenous Music Album Of The Year.