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Crown Lands puts on Red Lake show

Weekend performance by musical duo was the latest show in the Red Lake Wilderness Entertainment Series

On Sunday, the Red Lake Wilderness Entertainment Series hosted musical duo Crown Lands at the Royal Canadian Legion.

The show was the sixth show in the Wilderness Entertainment Series 2022/23 season. A little under 100 people attended.

Crown Lands is a Juno Award winning Canadian band consisting of vocalist/drummer Cody Bowles and guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Kevin Comeau. Comeau is of Jewish descent, and Bowles is of Mik’maq descent and two-spirit. The music written by Crown Lands are often story-telling lyrics inspired by Indigenous peoples’ resistance to colonialism.

The pair met in in 2015 while Bowles was a part of another band, and the two began playing together. 

“We both just liked playing together, and so it went,” says Comeau.

Their first EP Mantra was released in 2016, and they continued to record more in the following years. Their first full length album was released in 2020.

The show was part of the Red Lake Wilderness Entertainment Series’ nine-show line up for 2022-23. Each show ranges in a wide variety of interests. This season featured a few musicians shows, a one man story teller, and even a ballet.

The next show is the Derina Harvey Band on April 16th at the Red Lake Legion. They are a five piece Celtic folk-rock group from Edmonton that offers a fresh take on traditional songs interwoven with their own original jigs and reels.

Tickets are available at the Water Buffalo, or online at the Wilderness Entertainment Series website.

Sarah Desforges

About the Author: Sarah Desforges

Sarah Desforges is a reporter living in Northwestern Ontario.
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