Onsale Times

Massey Hall presents

William Prince is a JUNO Award-winning storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation. As a songwriter, he sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery, and his baritone vocals and genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he has spent on stage. His debut album, Earthly Days, produced by long-time collaborator Scott Nolan, was released in December 2015 to critical acclaim, and earned him the 2017 JUNO Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.

A founding member of the aboriginal collaborative Indian City, Prince helped release two albums, which garnered him the Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year award at the 2014 Indigenous Music Awards. Stepping out on his own as a country-folk singer-songwriter, his lead single “The Carny” hit Number 1 on Sirius XM’s National Aboriginal Music Countdown Top 40 in November of 2015. Prince has opened for the likes of Amelia Curran, Susan Aglukark, Marty Stuart and Buffy Saint-Marie while holding his own on numerous folk festival stages alongside acts such as Ryan Adams, Sam Roberts and Colin James.

A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, and rather than copying a style, only writes about what she knows profoundly. This songwriter hits hard and close to home, then laughs it off.