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Genre: Concert

Duration: 75 Minutes

Hamilton Originals with Logan Staats

Hamilton Originals invites musicians with a solid connection to Hamilton to talk with host Mike McCurlie and play some tunes.

LOGAN STAATS In 2018, veracious Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats was chosen from 10,000 hopeful contestants vying for a spot on musical competition show ‘The Launch’. Before an audience of 1.4 million viewers, Staats won, officiating the breakthrough that would lead him to Nashville and Los Angeles, and to his single “The Lucky Ones” reaching number one in Canada and winning the Indigenous Music Award for best radio single.

In the years between now and then, Staats has come home, making the intentional decision to re-root at Six Nations of the Grand River. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation,” he says following an intense phase of constant touring.

To Staats, music is a healing salve, contemplatively composed and offered to listeners in need of comfort. Since returning home, Staats has been able to create music authentically again, reclaiming his sound through honest storytelling and unvarnished, sometimes painful reflection.

“My nation and my community are in every chord I play and every note I sing,” says Staats. “They’ve saved me.”

Counting musical icon Buffy Sainte-Marie (whom he frequently opens for) among his mentors, Staats wants to pay forward the guidance he’s received by connecting with Indigenous youth through music. He frequently leads workshops and visits local schools. “I want them to know there’s a reason to keep going,” he says, “there is a way out of the dark.”

 

You can stream the show LIVE on Facebook or YouTube, or you can buy a ticket to be part of the LIVE studio audience!

Stream on YouTube May 2 at 8:00 pm Stream on Facebook May 2 at 8:00 pm

Please note that the show will be live-streamed from the theatre.  By attending in person, you consent that your voice and/or likeness may be recorded.  There will be cameras in the audience and some seats may have a partial obstruction.

Masks are strongly recommended unless eating or drinking.  

Supported by the incite Foundation for the Arts

Sponsored by Next Steps Planning with IPC Securities

Sponsored by Clearcable

Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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