ShowtimeTo Be Announced
OriginSioux Lookout, Ontario
GenresCountry, Folk, Singer-Songwriter
While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux Lookout home, singer-songwriter Nick Sherman spent much of his youth out on the land, moving between his hometown, the small First Nation community of Weagamow Lake, and his family’s trapline on North Caribou Lake. It was here in the depths of the Northern Ontario forest that his family members would play guitar as they tended their trapline, and Nick found himself soaking in songs and lyrics. His songs are not only inspired by his memories of those early trapline sounds – the timeless hymns of celebration and lamentation on his reserve – but by great songwriters including William Elliott Whitmore, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Cooke, and Elvis Costello. Nick released his first full-length album, Drag Your Words Through, in January 2012 ; He released his second full-length record, Knives and Wildrice, in May 2015.