The Jerry Cans

The Jerry Cans

Biography

Based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, The Jerry Cans create music inspired by life in the Canadian Arctic. The band’s combination of traditional Inuit throat singing and folk-country gives The Jerry Cans a distinctly northern sound. Andrew Morrison (vocals and guitar), Gina Burgess (violin), Nancy Mike (accordion and throat singing), Brendan Doherty (bass), Steve Rigby (drums), and Avery Keenainak (accordion and throat singing) are passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the North. The Jerry Cans have released three full-length recordings (Nunavuttitut, 2012, Aakuluk, 2014, and Inuusiq/Life, 2017) and have established a record label, Aakuluk Music, to release albums by Nunavut-based artists. The group has attracted much critical praise and received Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for pushing boundaries (among other things). Named for a drum kit Steve Rigby built out of old jerry cans, this group is lively, innovative, and delivers unforgettable performances. We are thrilled to welcome them to Folk Harbour for the first time.

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