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FINAL RUN: Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo, Newmarket; Trenton, Wasaga, and on TV!

Hello friends, catch Sultans of String in their FINAL RUN this season of WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE, our epic concert production in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and Final Report that calls for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to work together to find a path forward. This trail-blazing project is a powerful collection of collaborations between our roots group and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from across Turtle Island.

To thank you for being subscribers, we are excited to release a final block of tickets with a 25% off code for our Sultans of String TORONTO concert on June 22!  This is only good for the first 20 people – so please book early to avoid disappointment by using SOS25 at checkout!

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This project has had over 200 media hits so far, and has been covered by National APTN Indigenous Television, as well as National CBC, CTV, GLOBAL TV, Breakfast TV, CHCH-TV and others.  Traditional print has given it front above-the-fold entertainment section coverage including Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, The Whole Note, Globe and Mail.  Trade and Online publications have covered it extensively including SOCAN, Tinnitist, Canadian Beats, Record World, Roots Music Canada, Nation Talk and others.

On the radio side, interviews and singles have been played on  SiriusXM Indigiverse, CBC, Zoomer Radio, Newstalk1010, and dozens of Indie Folk Radio programs from coast to coast to coast, hitting !earshot Top Ten charts.  See attachment for samples. The release of one of the most important songs, Lost and Found, about fining the bones of the lost children, has had over 10,000 shares on Facebook. Not “likes” but “shares”!

Check out my interview on CHCH-TV with Shannon here

and if you are outside Toronto, there are a few other chances to catch the concert, as well as some trio shows in some of our favourite venues including Wasaga Beach, and Old Church Theatre in Trenton. Please see below for details!

Chris McKhool inducted into the Hall of Fame!

In the last couple months Walking Through the Fire has earned bandleader Chris McKhool and Sultans of String Indigenous Ally of the Year in the 2024 Merilaïnen Music Awards, and the 2024 Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame, to add to the Dr. Duke Redbird Lifetime Achievement Award presented by JAYU Arts For Human Rights. Three of the songs from the project have earned Finalist status in the International Songwriting Competition – Black Winged Raven, The Rez, and Nîmihito.

Thanks for tuning in and look forward to seeing you on the road!