Nick Sherman

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Nick Sherman

Kimberly Sunstrum, Jonathan Becker

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:00 pm

Makerspace North

Ottawa, ON


tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Nick Sherman
Nick Sherman
Singer-songwriter Nick Sherman gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the
wilderness. While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux Lookout home, 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 trap line on North Caribou Lake.

Nick is not only inspired by his memories of those early trap line 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. His gentle voice is rich with honesty and the vitality of youth, but tempered with world weariness, atop his strong, simple guitar. Nick's new album, Knives & Wildrice, is inspired by the lives of people in his community, his own upbringing, and life experiences as he now raises his own family in Canada's north. His Indigenous heritage resonates with soul-brushing candour as he sings the boreal forest blues.
Kimberly Sunstrum
Venue Information:
Makerspace North
250 City Centre Ave #216
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6K7