Friday, May 20, 2011

The Wilderness of Manitoba "Summer Fires"

I really am a sucker for just about anything with a banjo or mandolin. On the song "Summer Fires," the Ontario based band The Wilderness of Manitoba utilizes the sound of banjo along with male/female voice harmonizing to create a great modern folk sound. The introductory guitar part almost makes me believe that the song could have been a rock song, but then the banjo joins in and the music swells, opening up to the vocal part causing one to know that this is folk. Even so, I feel as though there are elements of classic rock influences placing its fingerprints on this song. Take a listen for yourself.


For Minnesota local music fans, you might like to know that they are currently touring with Cloud Cult. You can see their tour dates here.

Also: in looking up information about these guys, I came across another Canada based band called Evening Hymns. I am really digging their stuff. It's mellow and folky, with a touch of rock. Check them out for yourselves.

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