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Best known as the frontman of the Cree roots-rock band Midnight Shine, Adrian Sutherland has stepped forward to explore his own solo project and will release his debut album When The Magic Hits in Fall 2021. Sutherland enlisted the producing talents of both Tim Vesely (Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Gord Downie) and Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Bruce Cockburn, Colin James). Adrian has 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.
Sutherland’s debut solo single Politician Man hit #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and won a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Performing Arts & Entertainment at Canada’s oldest film festival. His second solo single Respect the Gift debuted in January 2021 on The Strombo Show, was reviewed in American Songwriter Magazine and also reached #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown.