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ALBUM REVIEW: 'Winter Wheat' by John K Samson

In the music reviewing game, the viewing of certain albums as ‘critic-bait’ is one that can’t really be ignored anymore. It’s a term that denotes an album that’s received plenty of buzz either on a mainstream level or in the indie scene, but when they drop, the critical praise that comes gushing their way is enormous, even in the album in question has gaping flaws that are difficult to mask (see Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo). 759 more words


John K. Samson Finds His Own Voice (With a Little Help from Neil Young)

If John K. Samson gets overlooked as one of his generation’s finest songwriters, it might be thanks to the unconventional road he took to get there. 1,985 more words

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John K. Samson is back with a new record – and some old pals

By Regina Sienra

John K. Samson will be back this October with an album that may feature more Weakerthans’ sounds than we had hoped for. Winter Wheat, Samson’s second solo album, is coming out on October 21st. 240 more words


John K. Samson at Brandon Folk Fest. 7.24.16

By Regina Sienra

Brandon, Man., just witnessed the closest thing to a The Weakerthans reunion there has been since the split of the staple Winnipeg band was made official. 330 more words

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Lyrics and Poems by John K. Samson

I won’t lie, I read this strictly because my book challenge called for a book of poems. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it—some of my favourite songs by the… 34 more words


SLCR #226: Bahamas (November 17, 2015)

I had really good intentions of having another go at writing this in bed last night, but yeah, fell asleep again. So now I am sitting up at the kitchen table, but in the interest of repeating past mistakes, I am once again overloading on chips and salsa. 1,682 more words