Best known as the front man of the Cree roots-rock band Midnight Shine, Adrian Sutherland recently released his first solo album When the Magic Hits.
He has worked with great producers such as Tim Vesely (Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Gord Downie) and Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn, Colin James) and collaborated with Jay Semko, Chris Gormley, Matt Gormley, Scott Dibble, Tim Vesely, Colin Cripps, and Serena Ryder to co-write songs for the new album.
The result is a seamless collection of songs that weave stories of hope and resilience with blended ‘Americana’ sounds. When the Magic Hits is a contemporary roots album that was recorded in the remote, northern Ontario landscape of Attawapiskat First Nation. The land Adrian calls home and place that inspires him to share his Indigenous-based creativity with audiences around the world.