As the music and culture festival season commences, Anishinaabe hip-hop/roots artist Leonard Sumner will be making his way back and forth across the country on the first of his summer tour dates.
"I usually play some new songs, I've been adding some spoken word material to my sets every now and then. It's been getting a great response and more motivation for me to get back in the studio," says Sumner.
After recording some new demos back in January, he hopes to be back in the studio by the end of the year.
It's been awhile since Sumner's popular release, Rez Poetry, but fans can look forward to hearing his classic folksy beats. "It's still on the same path", he says. "It still fits outside the box."
Catch up on his new music this summer, as Leonard Sumner tours across Canada.
Leonard Sumner - Summer 2016 Tour Dates
July 6 - Pacific Rim Arts Fest - Hitacu, BC
July 8-10 - Mariposa Folk Festival - Orillia, ON
July 24-26 - Dawson City Music Fest - Dawson City, YK
July 28 - 2017 Canada Games Countdown - The Forks, Winnipeg, MB
August 12-14 - Interstellar Rodeo - Winnipeg, MB
August 19-21 - Summerfolk Music Fest - Owen Sound, ON
September 2-4 - Shelter Valley Folk Fest - Grafton, ON
Check leonardsumner.com for tour updates throughout the summer. He might pop-up in a city near you!