Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto. After successful tours in Europe and Western Canada last year as a trio, the band will be taking their ‘Floating Through The Forest’ show to the East Coast of Canada and the Midwestern US this spring. Win tickets to a show along the tour by downloading the Thrillcall app! Set your location to enter the giveaway nearest you.
Great Lake Swimmers latest full-length record, 2015’s A Forest Of Arms, was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and mixed by Howie Beck (Feist). As with past albums the band recorded in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months. They also released an EP, Swimming Away, in March of 2016, which included two covers, a Tom Waits classic, “Innocent When You Dream” and the aching PJ Harvey song “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love.” It also featured two new songs, the starkly beautiful “Condition White,” which was commissioned for the series Torn From The Pages and is based on the novel Sleep by Nino Ricci, and finally the hypnotic title track “Swimming Away,” which is an unreleased outtake from A Forest Of Arms.
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the following shows in red. Download the app, set your location, then follow on-screen prompts to put your name in the hat. Good luck!
3/22 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
3/23 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti *
3/24 – Fredericton NB @ The Capital *
3/25 – St. John, NB @ Peppers Patio Pub on the Boardwalk *
3/26 – Parkindale, NB @ Parkindale Hall *
3/27 – Miramichi, NB @ Miramichi’s Home Concert Series *
3/28 – Charlottetown, PE @ Baba’s *
3/30 – Riverport, NS @ Old Confidence Lodge *
3/31 – Margaretsville, NS @ Evergreen Theatre *
4/1 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern *
4/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
4/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/14 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
4/15 – Boyne City, MI @ Freshwater Gallery
4/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing
4/18 – Marquette, MI @ Ore Dock Brewing
4/19 – Hancock, MI @ Orpheum Theatre
4/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee – Prospect Café
4/22 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout
4/23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail