The North Sound

The North Sound

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The North Sound was formed in 2014 by lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Forrest Eaglespeaker along with his partner Nevada Freistadt who composes and provides vocal harmonies. 

Keeping true to the traditions of Forrest’s heritage, The North Sound was created to share stories of Forrest’s Blackfoot identity and traditions from Treaty 7 Territory. With a no holds barred approach to songwriting, Forrest’s lyrics span across haunting metaphors from everyday experiences to personal realities. 

The band’s lyrics and music are a balance that incorporate today’s modern production techniques and writing sensibilities inspired by great storytellers like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The North Sound is signed to the independent Indigenous record label New Sun Music (Nashville, TN USA), created by JUNO award winner Crystal Shawanda and her partner Dewayne Strobel.

The North Sound has had four singles reach number one on the Indigenous Music Countdown as well as Saskatchewan’s MBC Radio. The band won Sask Music‘s Indigenous Artist of the Year award (2020), and has received three nominations from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA): Group of the Year, Roots Album of the Year, and their song “Heavy Heart” up for Producer of the Year with Jesse Wieman.

The North Sound has performed at multiple venues and festivals across Canada and the United States, sharing the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards, Eagle and Hawk, Derek Miller, Susan Aglukark, Celeigh Cardinal, Logan Staats, and many more.

Scott Roos from Exclaim! says The North Sound’s latest album, As the Stars Explode, “offers a fresh take, both musically and lyrically” and “takes a different route compared to the usual country music norms that at times stifle the genre, and it really works.”

Forrest and Nevada call Saskatoon home with their two children and horse. The North Sound seeks to create opportunities that have a positive impact on all communities.

This show is a part of the Victoria Park Free Program.

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July 07, 2024 @ 03:00 PM


Victoria Park (Free Program)

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