Great Lake Swimmers

Based in Toronto (not surprisingly) this folk pop quintet is touring in support their latest album A Forest of Arms which was released in April. The band has been around since 2003, so their discography is becoming quite extensive.

According to a March preview in Exclaim!, the album has a strong nature or environment theme. Apparently, part of it was even recorded inside Ontario’s Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves.

When the Great Lake Swimmers hit town for this Regina Folk Festival Concert Series on Tuesday, May 26 they won’t be playing in a cave. Instead, they’ll be appearing at the Exchange. Sharing the bill is a second Toronto folk band the Weather Station which is fronted by Tara Lindeman. They have a new album out too called Loyalty, so concert attendees will be treated to plenty of new music.

The show on Tuesday will get going at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 advance and $25 door. You can find out more on the RFF website.

Here’s Tony Dekker of GLS doing an acoustic version of “Don’t Leave Me Hanging” off the new album

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