Not performing in 2017
You’ve likely heard about Raymond’s Canadian Tire money scheme: his live double album, recorded over two nights, was entirely fan-funded using the funny money. He’s a grassroots, rabble-rousing storyteller who you’ll feel you’ve known all your life by the end of his set. A song magnet and homespun tale-teller, his music couldn’t be more “Made in Canada” if it was scented with maple syrup, shipped by beavers and came with thimbles of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ blood. While his album and the Canadian Tire-money angle have received a lot of press, the real story is about the Winnipeg-born folk-hero-in-waiting and maverick with three chords and an unwavering will.