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Whitehorse with special guest Jesse Northey


The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is proud to present Juno Award winners Whitehorse at Song Sparrow Hall 

With two full-length albums released in 2021 and another ready to hit shelves later this year, Whitehorse has a legion of fresh folk tracks lined up to rock Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall Oct. 7, 2022, in an licensed/all-ages performance .

With a sound they call steamy, swampy and squalling, Whitehorse’s guitar-heavy and harmony-rich tracks earned the duo the 2016 JUNO Adult Alternative Album of the Year Award for Leave No Bridge Unburned and a 2012 Hamilton Music Award for The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss.

The multi-award-winners bring their disco-twirling and hard riffing tales from 2021’s Strike Me Down to Salmon Arm. Their second album of 2021 following the release of Modern Love, Strike Me Down marks a new exploration for the band full of shredding guitars and spaced-out vocal layering.

Whitehorse’s prolific streak continues with both the full-length release of I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying and Vol. 3 of their popular The Northern South EP later this year.

“It’s an exciting year for Whitehorse and fans of Canadian music. From coast to coast, artists have spent the past two years creating and are hungry to get back on the road,” says Tobin. “We’re thrilled to welcome Whitehorse to Salmon Arm for a powerful night of musical storytelling.”

Whitehorse’s performance follows the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society’s 30th annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival. The landmark event brings music icons Tom Cochrane, Jann Arden, Antibalas, Ruthie Foster and more to the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds Aug. 18-21.

About Jesse Northey

If one was to analyze the DNA of Jesse Northey music, its double helix might look an awful lot like a sharp insider’s take on the world of capital “P” pop songcraft. A decade and change into his career, Northey has long established his own voice as a songwriter, but the music palpably pulses with inspiration from the decades’ worth of tune-smiths that have come before him. In tandem with lyrics that explore the myriad ways in which we need to dismantle the artifice of masculinity, societal norms, and creativity-sapping careerist ambitions, this is music firmly rooted in the classics, but cut with a clear-eyed contemporary viewpoint.

Touring in support of his excellent new album Onion Knight, Northey presents a widescreen distillation of these influences, brought to life with exceptional warmth and attention to detail by ace producer Thomas D’Arcy (The Sheepdogs, NOBRO, Yukon Blonde) at Taurus Studios in Toronto. The drums are lush and up front, the bass melodic and McCartney-esque, and the songs are driven by piano, vintage keyboards, and shimmering synths. All of these elements readily bring to mind titans of song such as Elliott Smith, Harry Nilsson, Aimee Mann, and Spoon, as well as contemporaries such as Chris Cohen and Andy Shauf.

Know before you go

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society follows BC Provincial Health Authority and/or the Interior Health Authority directives:

  • We are committed to the health and safety of our musicians, attendees, volunteers, sponsors and stakeholders . In accordance with the BC Provincial Health Authority, and/or the Interior Health Authority, all directive restrictions, whichever is more stringent, will be observed.
    All policies are subject to change without notice. Please check this page prior to the event start date to ensure you have the latest information on measures we have in place to protect our community.
  • For information on British Columbia’s current public health order, CLICK HERE.


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