Willie Dunn Leading the Way

The music of Willie Dunn is more relevant now than ever.
was a Mi’k maq musician/activist who, at one time in Canada, was considered the most dangerous man with a guitar. His was a life of epic proportions. Legend has it that in the early 1970’s he turned down a recording contract with Columbia Records because they wanted him to set aside his Indian activism. Whats certain is that his refusal to do so resulted in the same kind of blacklisting that many of his contemporaries faced, including Buffy Sainte Marie.  Sadly, in 2013 he passed away one week shy of his 72nd birthday but his music is now more relevant than ever. Even in spirit he remains at the forefront of the fight for the injustices faced at the residential boarding schools. Music from the new compilation- Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology. Interview with Lawrence Dunn



1- Willie Dunn- Son of the Sun
2- Willie Dunn- Ballad of Crowfoot
3- Buffy Sainte Marie- God is Alive Magic is Afoot
4- Digging Roots- All Night
5- Willie Dunn- Charlie
6- John Trudell- Asking the Wind
7- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson- I Pity the Country 
8- Willie Dunn- Rosemary Roper
9- Johnny Cash- As Long as the Grass Shall Grow