Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux Lookout home, Sherman spent much of his youth out on the land, moving between his hometown, the small First Nation community of Weagamow Lake, and his family’s trapline on North Caribou Lake. It was here in the depths of the Northern Ontario forest that his family members would play guitar as they tended their trapline, and Nick found himself soaking in songs and lyrics.

His songs are not only inspired by his memories of those early trapline sounds – the timeless hymns of celebration and lamentation on his reserve – but by great songwriters including William Elliott Whitmore, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Cooke, and Elvis Costello. His gentle voice is rich with honesty and the vitality of youth, but tempered with world-weariness, atop his strong, simple guitar. Nick’s deeply personal songs about “the best and worst days of the last four years,” are inspired by the lives of people in his community, his own upbringing and life experiences as he now raises his own family in Canada’s north. In this way his Indigenous heritage resonates with soul-brushing candour as he sings the boreal forest blues.

Nick released his first full-length album, “Drag Your Words Through”, in January 2012 ; He released his second full-length record, “Knives and Wildrice”, in May 2015.


June 29 | Peterborough, ON – Red Garnet

June 30 | Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club

July 1 | North Bay, ON – Big Medicine Studio

July 2 | Gatineau, QC – Minotaure

July 5 | Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge

July 6 | Toronto, ON – The Central

July 7 | Orillia, ON – The Brownstone

July 8 | Kitchener, ON – The Boathouse

July 9 | Six Nations – 6 Arrows Media

July 23-24 | Bella Coola, BC – Bella Coola Music Festival

July 26 | Port Alberni, BC – Char’s Landing

July 27 | Nanaimo, BC – The Nanaimo Bar

July 28 | Ucluelet, BC – Black Rock Resort

July 29 | Ucluelet, BC – Black Rock Resort

July 30 | Vancouver, BC – Skwachays Lodge & Gallery

Aug 5 | Sioux Lookout, ON – TBA

Aug 12-14 | Ear Falls, ON – Trout Forest Music Festival

Aug 24 | Thunder Bay, ON – Live on the Waterfront