/ by Greg Gallinger

Provincial Mythologies

Matt Williams, writing at River City Radio Cure:

John K. Samson’s first full-length album, Provincial, is built on a simple idea. He wanted to make a musical map, both contemporary and historical, about the area in Manitoba covered by Treaty 1.

I've been listening to Provincial on an off since it was released. It's an interesting diversion from Samson's work with the Weakerthans, but still sticks to his regular beat of local folklore.