The Wilderness of Manitoba, Live Session # 91

by oz on August 18, 2011

Canada is secretly conspiring to take over the United States in the Folk/Americana music category. The Wilderness of Manitoba are a chamber folk quintet from Toronto comprised of multi-instrumentalist and vocalists.  We fell in love with the band’s latest album, When You Left The Fire, with its lush ambiance and warm four-part harmonies. Their communal approach to song craft layers in textures of lap steel, cello, banjo, and harmonica into a haunting and sparse folk sound.

If this is your first introduction to The Wilderness of Manitoba, don’t plan to turn it up midway through your next house party. They are best digested in isolation, free from interruptions. Perhaps in your home library where you can sit comfortably in your favorite cardigan sweater with patches on the elbows and enjoy a glass of brandy and pipe filled with fine tobacco. The band is wrapping up tour dates at The Philadelphia Folk Festival and then to the Northwest for stops in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

The Wilderness of Manitoba Band Introduction

Exclusive: The Wilderness of Manitoba – St. Petersburg

Exclusive: The Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit

Exclusive: The Wilderness of Manitoba -Native Tongue

Exclusive: The Wilderness of Manitoba – Orono Park

Download The Wilderness of Manitoba Live Session as a zip file.

Video: Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit (Live at Shirk Music+ Sound in Chicago)

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Woody August 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

I like these guys almost as much as I like my cardigan. When Other Lives were in town a few weeks back, they had a lot of good things to say about them as well.

jesselun August 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

XO to these guys from Philly Folk Fest

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