Adrian Sutherland will be performing at the 2022 Gathering of our People on Monday, August 15th @ 9 pm!
Best known as the frontman of the Cree roots-rock band Midnight Shine, Adrian Sutherland steps forward to explore his own solo project with the release of his debut album When The Magic Hits (Fall 2021).
For the album, Sutherland enlisted the producing talents of Tim Vesely (Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Gord Downie) and Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn, Colin James) and collaborated with Jay Semko, Chris Gormley, Matt Gormley, Scott Dibble, Tim Vesely, Colin Cripps, and Serena Ryder to co-write songs for the new album.
The result is a seamless collection of songs that weave stories of hope and resilience with blended ‘Americana’ sounds. When The Magic Hits is a contemporary roots album that was recorded in the remote, northern Ontario landscape of Attawapiskat First Nation. The land Adrian calls home and place that inspires him to share his Indigenous-based creativity with audiences around the world.