Music Monday – “Don’t be picking fights/With no Mennonites/Don’t be raising Cain/When they’re planting grain/Working through the night”

I mentioned Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall’s musician son, Colter Wall, in a post about eighteen months ago.

He was a rising star then but he’s blown up completely in the interim – having one of his songs on the soundtrack to an Oscar nominated movie, named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists to Watch“, appearing at the Grammys, getting kudos from and showcases with some pretty big names.

I have no idea of what Colter Wall’s personal politics are and I know firsthand that not everyone shares the politics of their parents.  (I do know that someone posted on Twitter that “Brad Wall and Don McMorris’ children are privileged kids who never worked a day in their lives” and Colter responded “Leave me out of your bullshit political arguments.  I used to work on ranches and farms before I became a musician!”) but being May Day, I can’t help but mention that I find it fascinating that someone who’s dad is a right-wing conservative would be chumming with Steve Earle and covering Woody Guthrie songs.

It’s not always the case but artists often have more liberal views than the average person and young people are often also more liberal than older people.

So that may or may not be the case with Colter Wall.

What I do know is that, no matter his personal politics or who his dad is, I’m really enjoying Colter Wall’s music, proud he’s a Saskatchewan artist selling out shows in North America and Europe to great acclaim, and I’m looking forward to his first full-length album which will be released this month.

“Saskatchewan 1881” – Colter Wall

Comments 2

  1. James Kalyn wrote:

    One of the stranger things I’ve seen was Brock Lesnar and Stone Cold Steve Austin having a chat about their shared love of Colter Wall’s music (even if Austin couldn’t quite get the name right).

    Are you going to his album release Monday at the Exchange?

    Posted 03 May 2017 at 8:11 am
  2. HeadTale wrote:

    I saw that too – pretty wild.

    No plans to go to the album release show but in some ways, it feels like if you don’t go see him now, the next time he comes through it’s going to be a *much* bigger venue.

    Posted 04 May 2017 at 10:39 pm

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  1. From Head Tale - Music Monday – “I’m on my way to nowhere/I been runnin’ from my past/Runnin’ from the things I used to be” on 09 May 2017 at 7:33 am

    […] Last week’s “Music Monday” post about Colter Wall was seen by a friend who happened to have an extra ticket to see Wall’s album release show at The Exchange last night. […]

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