A Forest of Arms is the sixth release from Great Lake Swimmers, and for over a decade the band's leader, Tony Dekker, has been honing his craft as a songwriter and performer. With each new release, Great Lake Swimmers seem to grow in leaps and bounds, and this new record has them feeling more cohesive than ever.
CBC Music brought Dekker and his bandmates in to Studio 211 to premiere the new album in front of an audience of fans and friends. Performing new material for the first time is always a nerve-racking experience, and this Great Lake Swimmers session was no different. The band spent the day rehearsing and getting the songs just right, and when show time came they were a bundle of nerves.
They need not have feared: that nervous energy translated into an amazing live performance. Watch it below.
'Something Like A Storm' by Great Lake Swimmers
'Shaking All Over' by Great Lake Swimmers
'Don't Leave Me Hanging' by Great Lake Swimmers
'The Great Bear' by Great Lake Swimmers