Beyond The Mic: Adrian Sutherland

Attawapiskat is a remote Northern community on the west coast of James Bay, population: 1,549. It’s also the home of Midnight Shine frontman Adrian Sutherland.

Despite the logistical difficulties of carving out a career in music, Adrian and the band have released three albums, reached No. 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown (three times!) and performed at major festivals across the country. Adrian has also been invited to play in the JUNO Cup hockey game for the past two years.

On this week’s episode of Beyond The Mic, hear what Adrian had to say about connecting with nature, preserving his Cree culture, hitting the ice with former NHLer Daniel Alfredsson and much, much more.

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