Manitoba Music kicked off a fantastic new video series this week, AMP Sessions, with a spotlight on Anishinaabe artist Leonard Sumner.
Leonard Sumner has been working hard the past few years, steadily spreading his rezpoetry and song to and more inspired ears and hearts. This year he won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best New Artist and the Winnipeg Arts Council’s On the Rise Award, and recently opened for A Tribe Called Red at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.
Meanwhile, Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program has launched a month long weekly feature of live performance videos by four acclaimed acts, the first being Mr. Sumner himself.
I’ve seen Leonard perform this song a number of times over the past few years – it is definitely one of my faves – and I think it’s perfectly captured here by director Chris Gaudry at Winnipeg’s Bedside Studios.
Leonard Sumner – “Best of Me”