Indigenous folk-rock with Wilco vibes.
Silver wolf band is a four-piece Indigenous folk-rock band from Labrador. Lively, engaging, and self-assured performances of honest and sincere lyrical music is what makes Silver Wolf Band one of the most in-demand music groups from Labrador. Their music is piano driven and rich in harmony. Lyrically, their songs are shaped and informed by family, community, love, and their homeland itself. They have been referred to as the “Wilco of Labrador” and three of their albums have garnered them a Music PEI award nomination, three Music NL award nominations, and a Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award nomination.
Their 2020 release, Storms & Prayers, won Music NL’s Indigenous Artist of the Year (2020) and East Coast Music Association’s Indigenous Artist of the Year (2021). Singles Woman of Labrador and Estuary charted at #1 and #4 on the Indigenous Music countdown, respectively. The group were also East Coast Music Association nominees for Artist Innovator of the Year (2022).
With every performance, they offer their audience an uplifting and enthusiastic performance of original music, along with their renditions of popular favourites by celebrated Labrador songwriters and musicians.
“Because of Silver Wolf Band, we get to keep pieces of music like Woman of Labrador, Land Called Labrador, Old Mokami, and more, and we are lucky enough to have these songs without having to be dusty and archival.” -Amelia Curran.
What’s more is that Silver Wolf Band peppers its performances with knowledge, personal histories, and cultural lessons from the Big Land of Labrador.
In recent years they have played the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, Trails, Tails, and Tunes Festival, and Spirit Song, along with some notable showcases at ECMA Awards Week, Music NL Week, Petapan First Light Indigenous Art Symposium, and Northern Lights Expo in Ottawa, ON.
The band is currently on an Atlantic Canadian tour spanning from Labrador City to St. John’s, and all across the maritimes in support of their latest release “There’s No Time” (2022), produced by Amelia Curran. Singles Settling Dust and Falling Asleep have received regular radio play across the province.
Silver Wolf Band is Jamie Jackman (Guitar, Vocals), Matthew Barrett (Piano, Keyboards, Vocals), Justin Jackman (Drums and Percussion), and Bon Pardy (Bass, Vocals).
Truly, the musicians of Silver Wolf Band are warm, kind, humble, talented and entertaining ambassadors of the Big Land.