I am kicking off the new year in style earning a designation of "municipal treasure" by The Edmonton Journal's Fish Griwkowsky in his year-end review of live music.
January 11 - February 17 I will taking a little trip that has me playing shows in Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Brussels as part of an Artist Residency that I will be attending at Rest For The Wicked in Brussels - details to follow
THESE JUST IN AND RIGHT ON TIME FOR XMAS
John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing roots music in Canada for over 20 years. John's music contrasts the isolation of his prairie upbringing with his later experiences in the urban landscapes of Glasgow, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto.
The songs that result from this perspective have been compared to those of other uniquely Canadian voices such as Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen. His whiskey and cigarettes baritone, described in Nerve Magazine as, "one of those character voices that should almost be trademarked," places him in the company of such singers as Merle Haggard, The Handsome Family's Brent Sparks, and Rufus Wainwright.
In 2004, he released 7 Stories and 13 Songs, the second CD for Mint Records that followed his 2002 début, The Black Monk. Both CDs have been critically noted and feature performances by some of Western Canada's most talented musicians.
John's live shows have been applauded for their honesty and intensity whether he is performing solo, as half of the duo, Kodiak, with Jason Kodie, or with support from Prairie Flounder with Tom Murray (bass), Marek Tyler (Drums), Jason Kodie (accordion, keys), and Darrek Anderson.
He recently released his third full-length recording, Fluke or Flounder, produced by Paul Rigby and attended his second residency at The Banff Centre.