Origin: Ontario, Canada
Genres: Folk/Country, Rock
Fronted by songwriter Tony Dekker, Canadian folk-rock outfit Great Lake Swimmers was formed in 2001. Recorded in a disused grain silo in Southern Ontario, their first eponymous LP came out in 2003 to positive reviews. Conceived in a rural church, Bodies and Minds followed two years later. Reminiscent of the Cowboy Junkies, the band's endearing blend of pastoral folk-rock-featuring Dekker's enticing vocals-found favour with alt-country audiences. The band eventually found fans in high places, notably singer Robert Plant, who asked them to open shows for him. The GLS discography includes Ongiara (2007), Lost Channels (2009) and New Wild Everywhere.
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