Winnipeg’s Eagle and Hawk are like the poster band for what roots rock should be. Since the band’s humble beginning in 1994 under primary songwriter and guitarist Vince Fontaine and collaborator Troy Westwood, (who was the place kicker for the CFL’s Blue Bombers for nearly two decades), Eagle and Hawk have become a large multi-faceted band, with a sound and membership that continue to evolve.
Since 1997, Eagle and Hawk have released 10 full-length albums, garnering a glut of awards and critical acclaim. Altogether the band has received more than 50 award nominations and won dozens, including a Juno, a Western Canadian Music award and multiple Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
Eagle and Hawk’s live shows are spectacular, as the huge band, now fronted by bass player Lawrence "Spatch" Mulhall truly soars with precise musicianship and even dance featuring the moves of Buffy Handel. They’ve toured Europe multiple times while here in Canada they’ve even shared the stage with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Simply put, there may not be another Aboriginal band currently more celebrated than Eagle and Hawk.
Eagle and Hawk playlist:
1) It's About Time
3) I See Red
4) Wild West Show
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