My Father’s Son, an indie folk song-writer from Montreal, QC, melds together intricate lyrics with the richness of simplified, acoustic sound. Singer/songwriter Mark Kulmala released his first album, Heart of Wood, in the fall of 2016. The album’s themes of fleeting innocence, love’s lost and found, determination, and the simple beauty of the landscape are sure to resonate with listeners. Having played in varying bands, in a variety of genres, over the years this endeavour sees a paired down amalgamation of lived experiences, both personal and musical, poetically creating emotionally complex but subdued, reflective songs. An air of storytelling colours the music with sentimental and wholly relatable verses that immerse the audience in the beauty of shared experiences.
From festivals, to large halls, to living rooms – My Father’s Son has shared the stage with some of Canada’s best artists:
Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Dylan Menzie, Joey Landreth, Craig Cardiff, NQ Arbuckle, Zachary Lucky, Leyla McCalla, Belle Star, SloCan Ramblers, Carl Dixon, Skydiggers and Damhnait Doyle.
My Father’s Son is releasing his sophomore album, The Greatest Thaw, on June 5, 2019. The album was recorded with Paul Pfisterer (The Beauties, RHYE) at Freckles Farm Studio in Chatsworth, Ontario. The album features Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger and was mixed by Dean Nelson (Beck). Broken Social Scene and Stars Front-of-House Engineer, Martin Davis Kinack, mastered the record.
This show will be a homecoming for My Father’s Son, who started his career in London, Ontario before moving to Montreal.
The Pairs are a folk pop group powered by 3 classically trained vocalists and a former punk rock drummer. Their unique blend of harmony and rhythm will hug your eardrums and force you to dance. Their storytelling and honest songwriting provides an uplifting audience experience you won’t want to miss.