Local Folk III
The Aeolian Presents
Local Folk III with Mountain of Wolves, Fraser Teeple, and Scott Brunelle
Mountain of Wolves
Proud to be from London, Mountain of Wolves are a folk-inspired rock and roll band who excels at engaging and interacting with live audiences ranging from small-town bars to packed concert halls all over Southwestern Ontario. Their enormous stage personality is mirrored by a similarly exhilarating sound, reminiscent of Jack White, The Strumbellas and Arcade Fire. The band released their latest single on vinyl at London’s prestigious Aeolian Hall in March 2016 as they played to an enthusiastic crowd. The limited-edition bright purple Canadian-made record which features original artwork is a must have for record collectors and can be purchased from the band's Bandcamp page.
I have worked as a tree climber for a little over a decade in Ontario and British Columbia. Last winter, after meeting producer Mark Vogelsang on the jobsite, we met up in Old East Village, London Ontario and recorded the album "Hired Saw" live in the studio with one mic. The songs carry the cuts, the dirt, the smell of gasoline and woodchips, the character of the folks I've worked with, and the pride and pain of the work itself.
Fraser is currently in the CBC Searchlight contest and recently made it into the top ten for the Windsor and London region, keep your eye out to see when voting reopens!
Scott Brunelle is a 24 year old multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and visual artist residing in London Ontario.
Scott's work focuses on retaining the hopeful feeling of reconciliation with the self, others, and nature. His music is ethereal in its jazz and experimental influence, yet grounded in country, folk and the blues.
Scott's rural upbringing and penchant for self-instruction have resulted in a free artistic spirit which reaches to seemingly disparate places to find connection. At 16, Brunelle was performing in a punk band and sharing the stage with nationally touring acts (Ambush, Counterparts), and at 19 opened for Canadian fingerstyle guitar legend Don Ross, as a solo performer. Scott has 3 releases (Year of Change, Megaflora, Fresh Mint Cloud) and an EP (Circle of Pine) to his name, and is anticipating the release of his 1st studio record (Xtra Cosmos) after its completion this summer. Scott is also an accomplished visual artist and poet, and hopes to share his work collectively to deliver an intertwined statement to be enjoyed and deciphered by the audience.
Scott's music is inspired by jazz, country, and experimental traditions in songwriting. Finger style and a simultaneous chord/melody approach are essential to his sound. He immerses himself in improvisation and traditional musics of various cultures to add an element of direct spiritual connection within compositions. Scott hopes that through performing for an audience, there can be space opened to share emotion.