George Leach

Based In: British Columbia, CA

An accomplished actor and visual artist, George Leach‘s first choice for self-expression is music. This singer/songwriter performs his original compositions with his own distinctive and unpredictable style, adding a unique Aboriginal flavor to high-energy classic rock and blues sounds. The gritty electric blues and original rock ballads of this Sta’atl’imx from Lillooet, British Columbia, are truly spellbinding. He pours his heart and soul into every song he performs, losing himself in the emotions of the lyrics and melodies.

Artist: George Leach

Aboriginal Pavilion to Host Epic 10-Day Indigenous Music and Arts Festival in Toronto

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto will get a huge dose of Indigenous culture this summer, during the Aboriginal Pavilion’s inaugural arts and music festival.
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Native American Music Awards 2014: Full List of Nominees

The 15th annual Native American Music Awards are set for November 14, 2014 at the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Check out the full list of nominees and vote for your favourite Indigenous artists. …read more »

Listen to the Sounds of Aboriginal Music Week 2014

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is gearing up for another celebration of Indigenous music and here’s a soundtrack to this year’s festival.
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The Red Ride Tour Rides Again

Four years ago, Cris Derksen and Kristi Lane Sinclair toured across Canada and dubbed it the “Red Ride Tour.” The “two-er” followed the next year, and now they’ve established a yearly event – Red Ride 4-Way is crossing Turtle Island next month and picking up lots of other artists on the way. …read more »

imagineNATIVE 2012: Indigenous Film, Music and Media Arts Take Centre Stage

Since its inception in 1998, Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival has grown to be the largest festival of Indigenous film and media arts in the world. The annual celebration was held October 17-21, 2012. Melody McKiver was the grateful recipient of a delegate pass for Indigenous musicians sponsored by Slaight Music. Here’s her exclusive festival recap for RPM. …read more »

Indigenous Music Venues in Ontario: The Hey Day and New Dawn

Guest contributor Monica Mixemong describes the height of the Indigenous music scene in Southern Ontario and the hole left today as the heart of it all, the venues, shut down. …read more »

VIDEO: Komasket Music Festival 2011 Playlist

This past weekend marked the 10th annual Komasket Music Festival at Nkampulx on Lake Okanagan in unceded Syilx Okanagan Territory. Indigenous artists Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dallas Arcand and Geroge Leach were there and houseofinvention captured Buffy’s voice, Dallas’ moves and George’s fast fingers. …read more »