Saturday, March 9, @ Waverley Hotel
wiL: a roots outfit with a reputation for rocking the joint
Take a pinch of lyrical sweetness and optimism, add a smattering of road weary darkness and serve it up live like it’s your last night on Earth and you’ll have a small taste of the Canadian contemporary roots outfit known simply as wiL.
Hitting the scene as a solo artist in 2003 with his debut release ‘Both Hands’, the album garnered three WCMA nods including Best Live Act and launched a career as a touring singer – songwriter.
Coined by press as “Best. Acoustic. Guitar. Player. Ever”, WiL is first to maintain that is simply not true but he will concede to possessing a very particular style; one that comes with a measure of talent and an immeasurable amount of experience both on and off the road. As such he has had the honour of sharing the stage with music heavyweights like Burton Cummings, Feist, Ray LaMontagne and Mavis Staples. He is known for penning songs like ‘Roam’ flagship anthem to Travel Alberta’s award winning media campaign called ‘Remember to Breathe’.
Live he delivers his eclectic brand of contemporary roots inspired rock as a duo with his drummer Keith Gallant.