New Solo Album From Great Lake Swimmers’ Frontman Tony Dekker

I know Pete is a fan of the band Great Lake Swimmers, so I was compelled to tell you all about a new solo album from the group’s frontman, Tony Dekker (via

The new album, called Prayer of the Woods, will be out October 8th. This guy must be mega-talented because he played every instrument on the album, including “guitars, accordion, mandolin, piano, pump organ, Hammond B3, mellotron, harmonica, autoharp, and percussion.” Bob Dylan would love this guy!

The album of 10 tracks includes mostly originals with a couple of cover songs and “presents a stark portrait of a Canadian troubadour.” Sounds serious, and arty! For fans like Pete, don’t worry, the album won’t mean the end of Great Lake Swimmers, whose next album is due next year. Check out the tracklist for Prayer of the Woods as well as Dekker’s upcoming fall tour dates:

Prayer of the Woods
1. On My Way Back
2. Somewhere Near Thunder Bay
3. Final Song
4. Empty Arms
5. Prayer of the Woods
6. Hearing Voices
7. Under a Magician’s Sky
8. Land of the Glass Pinecones
9. Talking in Your Sleep
10. Carefree Highway

Tour dates:
09/28 Thunder Bay, ON – Finlandia Hall
09/29 Winnipeg, MB – Folk Exchange
10/01 Bruno, SK – The Bruno Arts Bank
10/02 Regina, SK – The Artful Dodger Café
10/04 Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
10/07 Kelowna, BC – Streaming Café
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Chapel Arts
10/09 Vancouver, BC – Chapel Arts
10/12 Slocan, BC – Little Slocan Lodge
10/16 Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
10/21 Sharbot Lake, ON – Sharbot Lake Country Inn
10/22 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn

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