Wyatt C Louis

Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw singer-songwriter based in Moh’kinstsís, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). They have made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home.

Megan Lapierre writes in Exclaim!:
Having toured with the likes of Anyway Gang and Leif Vollebekk, the artist originally rose to acclaim about three years ago when they released their first single, “Dancing with Sue.” Long-anticipated new single “Bobtail Road” — referencing their family home — is their first new music since then, and features pedal steel from City and Colour’s Matt Kelly.

“‘Bobtail Road’ is about the hopefulness of reconnecting with loved ones. Written at a time where I felt that disconnect to all the things happening back home,” Louis shared in a press release. “This is my way of staying hopeful in the thought that we’ll eventually be back together soon, playing guitar on the porch. I take comfort in knowing we can heal through our lived experiences with one another. In the last lines of the song, I honour the place I’ve driven down to many times as a child. Fond memories on the weekend coming back from Mosoms, with our bellies full of bannock and laughs.”

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