Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week we welcome back from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Singer, songwriter and Entrepreneur. Dustin Harder Prairie Soul is in the house. He has new music out, fresh off the press, visit us on our music page at www.IndigenousinMusic.com to read all about him. Along with the radio premier with Geronimo Paulette and his new tune “Spirit World.”
Enjoy music from Dustin Harder Prairie Soul Mike Bern Ailaika Elastic Bond The Sober Junkie Irv Lyons Jr. Qacung, Airjazz Mike Paul Latin Vibe Indigenous in Music Interview Adrian Sutherland MATCITIM The Northstars, Geronimo Paulette, Kevin Talley Aysanabee Blackbird Dan L’initie’, Gator Beaulieu Digging Roots Novalima, Zeb Ozomatli, Slightly Stupid Mariame Latin Vibe Lacey Hill Angel Baribeau Doctor Nativo Celeigh Cardinal The Deeds, Patti Lamoureux and much much more.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Dustin Harder is a proud, intrepid Métis singer/songwriter with strong Manitoba roots who fearlessly chases his dreams with songs that reflect his adventures. Dustin’s hard-hitting guitar riffs of rockin’ prairie soul roots, blues and smooth vocals are a hallmark of this artist’s singular musical style. Dustin, who is a self-taught artist, got into music through exposure at a young age — being around instruments, such as guitars, that were his uncle’s and grandfather’s, who were both accomplished players. They noticed his affinity for the guitar and taught him chords, songs and riffs. They encouraged him to practice with the lights out to enhance his musical ear.
When Dustin was 19 he hitchhiked and busked his way to the Yukon on a mission for gold that his grandfather had dreamed of many years prior. He found gold but he also managed to find his musical soul through busking, and as a hired live performer he began to pursue his dream of becoming a recording/performing artist and songwriter. Along with the adventures of living life on the road, Dustin struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, wrong relationships and, finally, with the law. After what felt like rock-bottom Dustin emerged with rich material for an album, which was released as “Searchin’ for a River.” That album earned him a 2009 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Award (APCMA) with the (now defunct) Dusty Roads Band. Dustin’s song, “Killin’ Time,” reached #2 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown (now Indigenous Music Countdown) in 2010.
His song, “Hold Me Tight, I Love You,” reached #1 on the Countdown in 2010. The Indigenous Music Countdown spotlights today’s best new Indigenous music, airing worldwide on Soundcloud, Sirius XM and 12 Canada-wide radio stations, including NCI FM. A self-titled album, “Dustin Harder’s Prairie Soul,” was released in 2016. The album, which is a compilation of original songs that were recorded in various studios in Winnipeg, reflects Dustin’s prairie roots and his travels throughout northern and western Canada. His “Hitting the Road Harder Tour,” a 43-date tour of western and northern Canada, took place in the fall/winter 2017. Today, Dustin continues to perform and record under the name Prairie Soul and has recently released 2 songs titled “Voices Travel the Wind”(Hey Na Na Na Nay) And – “Everyday I” on the Birdsong New Music Foundation double compilation album featuring 12 artists and 21 songs.