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2018
The Waves, The Wake
2015
A Forest of Arms
2012
New Wild Everywhere (Bonus Track Edition)
2010
Lost Channels: The Collector's Edition
2010
Lost Channels (The Collector's Edition)
2009
The Legion Sessions
2009
Song Sung Blue
2009
Lost Channels
2007
Ongiara
2006
Great Lake Swimmers
2006
Bodies and Minds
2005
Great Lake Swimmers Live At Schubas 09/08/2005
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Great Lake Swimmers at Redstone Winery (August 29, 2019)
Venue: Redstone Winery (Beamsville, ON, Canada) Find tickets
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Great Lake Swimmers at The 27 Club (October 3, 2019)
Venue: The 27 Club (Ottawa, ON, Canada) Find tickets
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08
Great Lake Swimmers at Crow bar and variety (October 8, 2019)
Venue: Crow bar and variety (Collingwood, ON, Canada) Find tickets
Great Lake Swimmers Aug 24, 2019
Hard to believe that this exists in Ontario, but these spectacular rock formations are here and are absolutely awe-inspiring. Pictured is Ouimet Canyon, about 60 km northeast of Thunder Bay, believed to have been created by the weight of advancing glaciers or by large volumes of water during their retreat. Some of the oldest geological formations in the world can be found on this part of the Canadian Shield, as well as species of flora that are only otherwise found near the Arctic Circle, existing in the canyon because of the permafrost at its base. Our final destination on this trip which took place last month was Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, where mythology converges with the incredible landscape. We had several days to explore not only Sleeping Giant but the surrounding area in the Thunder Bay region. It was renewing to be so close to Lake Superior, which we actually had a chance to swim in, at Silver Islet, despite the somewhat chilled temperature (!). Much gratitude to our new friends Christian, Curniss, Robin and Gord. The trip continues to inspire. * Photo 1: Ouimet Canyon Photo 2: Map of Sleeping Giant Photo 3: Near Mackenzie Falls Photo 4: Twisted roots Photo 5: Silver Islet Cemetery Photo 6: Still from video by @adam.ck.vollick Photo 7: Photo by @joelapinski Photo 8: Sunset over Superior Photo 9: Photo by @joelapinski * Great Lake Swimmers on tour: * Aug. 31: Niagara Falls, ON @ Queen Victoria Park (FREE SHOW) @niagaraparks * Eastern Canada Tour 2019: * Sept. 21: Saint John, NB @ Peppers Sept. 23: Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre (with Jenn Grant @jenngrantmusic) Sept. 24: Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse @fredplayhouse (with Jenn Grant @jenngrantmusic) Sept. 25: Georgetown, PE @ King’s Playhouse Sept. 26: Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Sept. 27: Annapolis Royal, NS @ King’s Theatre Sept. 29: Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning @thunderandlightningideasinc Oct. 1: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Oct. 3: Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club @the27clubottawa Oct. 5: Grimsby, ON @ Station 1 Oct. 6: Napanee, ON @ Doghouse Studios Oct. 17: Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph Hall (SOLD OUT) * #greatlakeswimmers @ Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Great Lake Swimmers Aug 10, 2019
Working on new songs on the shores of Lake Superior. Here’s another set of photos from the trip to Sleeping Giant last month. On the way, we stopped at Pukaskwa National Park (pictured here) and had the opportunity to attend a Pow Wow in nearby Pic River. It was a spiritually uplifting event, an incredible learning experience, and the surroundings resonated deeply. * “Lake Superior is the “greatest” not only of the Great Lakes, but, in some ways, of all lakes. It is the world’s largest lake by surface area (82,100 sq. km), has more shoreline than the coast of Nova Scotia (4000 km), and holds a tenth of the planet’s surface fresh water. Despite its size, it is the least populated of the Great Lakes – home to fewer than 2% of the nearly 40 million people who inhabit the lakes’ combined shores. Superior’s oceanic temperament gives rise to nightmarish fall storms and to summer calms so vast and tranquil that a paddler can peer 20 metres or more into its glassy depths. It is by far the cleanest and the coldest of the Great Lakes. The lyric power of its scenery is evident in the dramatic coastline that can be seen from this lookout. Pic Island to the north is the subject of a well-known painting by Lawren Harris of Canada’s famed Group of Seven.” #ParksCanada #miigwetch * Photos 1,4,6 by @joelapinski, Photo 2 by @adam.ck.vollick * Great Lake Swimmers on tour: Aug. 29: Beamsville, ON @ Redstone Winery (Sold Out) Aug. 31: Niagara Falls, ON @ Queen Victoria Park (Free Show) @niagaraparks Sept. 21: Saint John, NB @ Peppers Sept. 23: Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre (with @jenngrantmusic) Sept. 24: Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse @fredplayhouse (with @jenngrantmusic) Sept. 25: Georgetown, PE @ King’s Playhouse Sept. 26: Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Sept. 27: Annapolis Royal, NS @ King’s Theatre Sept. 29: Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning @thunderandlightningideasinc Oct. 1: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Oct. 3: Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club @the27clubottawa Oct. 5: Grimsby, ON @ Station 1 Oct. 6: Napanee, ON @ Doghouse Studios Oct. 17: Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph Hall (Sold Out) More info at the link in the bio. #greatlakeswimmers @ Pukaskwa National Park
Great Lake Swimmers Jul 29, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers performed a live session for SiriusXM in Toronto at the Dine Alone Records store. Check out “In A Certain Light” [https://youtu.be/ZCUBs0RGCC8] - New shows announced www.GreatLakeSwimmers.com/Shows - xo https://www.facebook.com/SXMNorthAmericana/videos/vb.141133596576363/336879007190925/?type=2&theater
Great Lake Swimmers Jul 29, 2019
With limited cell service earlier this month, I’m finally getting around to posting photos of a trip North to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, via Pukaskwa, Michipicoten and Manitoulin Island. Breathing in the landscape and mythology of the north shore of Lake Superior, learning more about Canada’s First Nations, and distilling the experience in music was transformative. Brothers @joelapinski and @adam.ck.vollick were there to document the sounds and visuals. I’m excited to share what is percolating with this new project. First stop, Manitoulin Island for a canoe paddle and history lesson on Mindemoya Lake. Photos 3-6 by @joelapinski #manitoulin * * * * * * * * * * Great Lake Swimmers on tour: Aug. 29: Beamsville, ON @ Redstone Winery (SOLD OUT) Aug. 31: Niagara Falls, ON @ Queen Victoria Park (FREE SHOW) @niagaraparks Sept. 21: Saint John, NB @ Peppers Sept. 23: Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre (with Jenn Grant) Sept. 24: Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse (with Jenn Grant) Sept. 25: Georgetown, PE @ King’s Playhouse Sept. 26: Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Sept. 27: Annapolis Royal, NS @ King’s Theatre Sept. 29: Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning Oct. 1: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Oct. 3: Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club Oct. 5: Grimsby, ON @ Station 1 Oct. 6: Napanee, ON @ Doghouse Studios Oct. 17: Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph Hall (SOLD OUT) #greatlakeswimmers @ Manitoulin Island
Great Lake Swimmers May 29, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers are headlining the True North Festival - Uptown Waterloo Campfire event in Waterloo Public Square on June 19th. Great Lake Swimmers takes the stage at 8:30 p.m
Great Lake Swimmers May 17, 2019
Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers and Laurie Brown got together to talk about things that are mostly wordless on Pondercast Episode 39. Tony manages to conjure up moods and complex feelings with graceful sparse lyrics on Great Lake Swimmer’s new LP, The Waves, The Wake. https://www.pondercast.ca/episode/great-lake-swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers Apr 25, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers has been nominated for a Canadian Independent Music Award in the category of 'Singer-Songwriter Artist or Group of the Year' alongside some good friends. Here is the link to vote: http://indies.ca/voting/ Canadian Music Week Indie88Toronto
Great Lake Swimmers Mar 21, 2019
Weewerk Recordings
Great Lake Swimmers Feb 26, 2019
Arty Party
Great Lake Swimmers Feb 16, 2019
We performed “The Talking Wind” at a session with Onder Invloed / The Influences at a tour stop in Utrecht. We’re currently on tour in the US through the end of the month, then back in Canada for more tour dates in June. Check all the latest at www.greatlakeswimmers.com
Great Lake Swimmers Feb 13, 2019
Just announced more dates in Canada this June. Ticket info at www.greatlakeswimmers.com
Great Lake Swimmers Feb 09, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers will be performing live from Paste Music & Daytrotter Studios on Sunday afternoon (tomorrow). Click below to set your reminder.
Great Lake Swimmers Feb 07, 2019
Several years ago we lost Jason Molina a brilliant songwriter and a powerful voice in the world of independent music. I’ve been thinking about his songs a lot lately, especially while reading the book about his life, Riding With The Ghost by Erin Osmon. We had the honour of opening for Magnolia Electric Co. a few times over the years in places as disparate as Austin, Texas and Brussels, Belgium. Jason’s music has always meant a lot to me, as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and also in his solo albums and collaborations, and it is in regular rotation in our tour van. Our cover of ‘The Dark Don’t Hide It’ by Magnolia Electric Co., recorded live for the series Onder Invloed / The Influences is an homage to his influence and the staggering body of work he gave us. Watch the full performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLlM3RpacXM
Great Lake Swimmers Jan 14, 2019
We’re looking forward to playing more US dates this year with special guest Native Harrow. Visit our website at www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shows for more details. See you soon!
Great Lake Swimmers Jan 11, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers Jan 11, 2019
Great Lake Swimmers at Vera in Groningen, the Netherlands on November 29, 2018. Picture by @HaroldZijp for 3VOOR12
Great Lake Swimmers Jan 09, 2019
Happy New Year! Looking forward to more US tour dates in 2019 with Native Harrow. Visit www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shows for more details, and hope to see you at a show. 📷 credit: Harold Zijp for 3voor12 2/5 - Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch 2/6 - Evanston, IL Evanston SPACE 2/9 - Milwaukee, WI Colectivo Coffee 2/10 - Iowa City, IA The Mill Iowa City 2/12 - Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Door 2/13 - Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall 2/15 - Houston, TX McGonigel's Mucky Duck 2/16 - Austin, TX ACL Live 2/17 - New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa 2/19 - Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company 2/20 - Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic 2/21 - Nashville, TN The High Watt 2/22 - Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's 2/23 - Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
Great Lake Swimmers Dec 11, 2018
Great Lake Swimmers is among great company on the Topsify holiday edition playlist ✨ Have a listen on Applemusic https://apple.co/2UykCko
Great Lake Swimmers Dec 07, 2018
Great Lake Swimmers stopped by the renowned Paard Van Troje bookstore to perform for TOUTPARTOUT sessions in Gent, Belgium during their current European tour. Remaining tour dates can be found at http://www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shows
Great Lake Swimmers Dec 03, 2018
Our European tour for The Waves, The Wake is under way. This limited edition tour poster designed by @zumheimathafen is available at the shows - hope to see you here! 3 Dec - Paris, FR Escape8 4 Dec - Brighton, UK The Haunt Brighton 5 Dec - Cardiff, UK The Globe Cardiff 7 Dec - Manchester, UK YES 8 Dec - Glasgow, UK Broadcast 9 Dec - Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club 11 Dec - London, UK The Lexington 12 Dec - Hasselt, BE Autumn Falls 13 Dec - Schorndorf, DE Club Manufaktur 14 Dec - Stans, CH Chäslager Stans Kulturhaus 15 Dec - Freiburg, DE Swamp Freiburg 16 Dec - Hamburg, DE Hafenklang 17 Dec - Copenhagen, DK Hotel Cecil 18 Dec - Berlin, DE Kantine am Berghain Tickets available at www.greatlakeswimmers.com
Great Lake Swimmers Nov 27, 2018
Great Lake Swimmers's cover photo
Great Lake Swimmers Nov 26, 2018
Great Lake Swimmers Europe / UK Tour 2018 begins this week on 11/28 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium! Full list of dates below & ticket info at http://www.greatlakeswimmers.com/shows/ 11/28 - Sint-Niklaas BE Autumn Falls @ De Casino 11/29 - Groningen NL @ Vera 11/30 - Amersfoort NL @ Fluor 12/1 - Den Haag NL @ HINK Festival 12/2 - Leffinge BE Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver 12/3 - Paris FR @ Espace B 12/4 - Brighton UK @ The Haunt 12/5 - Cardiff UK @ The Globe 12/7 - Manchester UK @ YES 12/8 - Glasgow UK @ Broadcast 12/9 - Leeds UK @ The Brudenell Social Club 12/11 - London UK @ The Lexington 12/12 - Hasselt BE Autumn Falls @ MOD 12/13 - Schorndorf DE @ Club Manufaktur 12/14 - Stans CH @ Chäslager 12/15 - Freiburg DE @ Swamp 12/16 - Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang 12/17 - Copenhagen DK @ Hotel Cecil 12/18 - Berlin DE @ Kantine am Berghain Collage video by Kelsey McNulty.
Great Lake Swimmers Nov 22, 2018
We're in Ontario for the last few dates of the Canadian leg of the tour before we head to Europe to finish out the year. Head to www.greatlakeswimmers.com for dates and tickets.
Great Lake Swimmers Nov 21, 2018
Ontario, looking forward to bringing The Waves, The Wake tour to you in the next few days! 📸 Instagram @nofunk Tickets www.greatlakeswimmers.com 11/22 - Guelph Royal City Evangelical Missionary Church 11/23 - Toronto The Danforth Music Hall 11/25 - London Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church