The Provincial Capital Commission, in partnership with Creative Saskatchewan, SaskMusic, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, is proud to present a collection of Saskatchewan's own. We are excited to present performances showcasing the immense talent in our province. Collectively the videos reflect a multitude of cultures, ethnicity, styles and themes. Enjoy!
Davy Sage Music
David Sanni, professionally known as Davy Sage, is a Nigerian born Pop and RnB recording artist & songwriter hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. He was brought up around music as his older brother was a DJ which influenced his style of music in many ways from listening to 90s hip-hop and RnB to Afro-beat and more. Davy's style of singing is a mix between English, his native language Yoruba and pidgin which is a breath of fresh air, and he is definitely one to watch-out for in changing the face of African music.
The North Sound
Forrest Eaglespeaker is a Blackfoot singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller from Calgary, Alberta residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is the heartbeat of Canadian Roots-Rock band, The North Sound. With a no holds barred approach to songwriting, Forrest's lyrics span across haunting metaphors from everyday experiences to personal realities.
Hunter Brothers is a Canadian country music group from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan composed of brothers Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty Hunter. The brothers have amassed a large volume of industry credibility in a record amount of time, including; seven CCMA Award nominations, two JUNO Award nominations and 10 SCMA Award wins. Their latest single, "Hard Dirt", signifies our collective ability to grow through challenges and adversity. Their sophomore album, State of Mind, released in 2019, remained the #1 selling country album for four consecutive weeks following its release. "Lost" is certified Gold in Canada, and was their first #1 single at Country Radio. The brothers debuted at CMA Fest in Nashville, landed an impressive three CCMA nominations in 2019, and two JUNO Award nominations in 2020.
Eliza Mary Doyle
Bright, feisty, and fierce, this banjo playin’ troubadour of exceptional talent and vision delivers a live show with energy that goes beyond the stage with her spontaneous and contagious energy. She is a Juno and International Award winning artist who can be described as sweet as honey and raw as hide. Her past discography goes back to 2003, and since then, she's recorded on 23 albums, toured Canada, Europe and the UK extensively, and crafted her musicianship to rise in excellence as a leader in this province as a banjo player, performer, teacher and songwriter. Recently she has developed important community mentorship programming for Saskatchewan's under-served and remote communities, which garnished her a Sask Music Industry Achievement Award Nomination in 2019.
Shawn Jobin is a french-Canadian, Fransaskois rap artist, producer and DJ. Shawn has had the chance to perform at many prestigious Canadian and international festivals throughout the past few years while using his works to address social issues of his generation and create in collaboration with his local partners, projects of great success among Fransaskois's youth, for example Francotronik.
An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke continues to break barriers in the country music world with her big voice, pop-infused hooks and sonic versatility. Born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan, the 2018 CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year, Moskaluke was the first Canadian female country artist since her childhood idol Shania Twain to achieve CRIA Platinum single status with "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes", and has since gone on to earn CRIA Gold certifications for "Take Me Home" and "Kiss Me Quiet" along with a nod for her feature on Paul Brandt's "I'm An Open Road". She was also the first Canadian female country artist since 2008 to have a song in the Top 3 with the upbeat track "Drive Me Away" and has notched another SIX Top 10 hits in addition to that with "Kiss Me Quiet", "Take Me Home", "Camouflage", "Used", "Save Some of that Whiskey" and her first ever NUMBER ONE at Canadian country radio, "Country Girls".
Bruce Rice is the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate, an essayist and editor. His most recent collection is The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier (Radiant Books). Bruce has six books of poetry and a children's book. His many awards include two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Saskatchewan Book of the Year nomination. The SBA judges called him "a master of light." The poem "Saskatoon Berry" in the video is from Life in the Canopy (also from Radiant). Often inspired by art, Bruce writes about individual lives, community and how we are transformed by landscape even as we leave our footprints on it. Bruce grew up in Prince Albert, and now lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Treaty 4 Territory and the homeland of the Métis.
Iryn Tushabe is a Ugandan-Canadian writer and journalist. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Briarpatch Magazine, Adda, and Prairies North. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize 30: The Best of Canada's New Writers. The winner of the 2020 City of Regina Writing Award, she's currently finishing her debut novel, Everything is Fine Here.
Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise is married and has two adult children and three grandsons. She graduated with a Bachelor of social work from the University of Regina. She also completed two years of Nechi Training in St. Albert's Nechi Institute where she also facilitated the program. She served as Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate for two years and has traveled extensively. She has served as "keynote speaker" at numerous conferences. Her books, Bear Bones and Feathers, Blue Marrow, The Crooked Good, and Burning In This Midnight Dream published by Coteau Publishers have all received numerous accolades and awards. Sohkeyihta are selected poems published by Wilfred Laurier Press. Awasis – Kinky and Disheveled will be released in the spring of 2021 and published by Brick Books. Louise was awarded honorary degrees from Wilfred Laurier University, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and, the University of Saskatchewan and Mount Royal University – Calgary, Alberta.
Tara Gereaux's first book, Size of a Fist, was nominated for two 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her writing has been published in several literary magazines and won the City of Regina Award in 2016 and 2019. Tara has an MFA in creative writing from UBC and previously worked as a writer and story editor in film and television. Originally from the Qu'Appelle Valley and of Métis and European heritage, Tara lived in Vancouver for nearly two decades before returning to her home on the prairie.