Nick Sherman

1 Nomination

AcousticFolkAnishinaabe

Anishinaabe singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. Nick 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.

Nick’s songs are inspired by his memories of those trapline sounds, by great songwriters, and by the timeless hymns of celebration and lamentation on his reserve. 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 inspired by the lives of people in his community, events in the world around him, and his Aboriginal heritage resonate with soul-brushing candour as he sings the boreal forest blues.

Nominations

  • 2017 Best Folk Album for Knives and Wildrice

Albums

Knives and Wildrice

Knives and Wildrice Nick Sherman

Released: May 1st, 2015

Drag Your Words Through

Drag Your Words Through Nick Sherman

Songs

Drag Your Words Through

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"Winterdark" from Drag Your Words Through

Drag Your Words Through

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"Run" from Drag Your Words Through

Drag Your Words Through

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"Wrong Side of Town" from Drag Your Words Through

Knives and Wildrice

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"Still" from Knives and Wildrice

Knives and Wildrice

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"Ghost Town" from Knives and Wildrice

Knives and Wildrice

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"Rain" from Knives and Wildrice