Playing tracks by
Midnight Oil, Billy Bragg and Don Amero.
Don Amero is a fine example of the new generation of hard-working independent Canadian Aboriginal singer-songwriters who are building solidarity through quality record releases and widespread touring. This week I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Amero’s most recent album ‘Heart On My Sleeve’, which contains a set of subtle acoustic tunes that sprung from a burst of inspiration following the birth of his child. Today on show I speak with Amero about his journey from a difficult upbringing in Winnipeg to his life-altering decision to purse music full time, and the growing movement of Aboriginal artists to connecting internationally.