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Adrian Sutherland

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Adrian Sutherland is a roots-rock artist with heart from Attawapiskat on James Bay. He’s a singer, songwriter, speaker, author, advocate, entrepreneur, and the fascinating frontman and founder of all-Cree rockers Midnight Shine. He’s also a traditional knowledge keeper and respected cultural leader, fluent in Mushkegowuk Cree. After building a studio inside a shipping container during the pandemic, Adrian recorded his debut solo album. Produced remotely with Colin Linden (Nashville), and Tim Vesely (Toronto), When The Magic Hits earned Adrian his first JUNO nomination after ten years in music. He is presently writing a book for Penguin Random House Canada about life in the remote North. Adrian cares deeply about many causes, and shares first-hand perspectives about issues like contaminated water, housing shortages, food insecurity, and mental health. At a time of growing awareness around Reconciliation, Adrian is hopeful for Canadians to better understand one another, and take further steps together.

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