Indigenous in Music with Larry K - Leonard Sumner in our Spotlight Interview (Hip-Hop, Country, R&B)

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Leonard Sumner in our Spotlight Interview (Hip-Hop, Country, R&B)

Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K. This week Larry welcomes our guest from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Singer/songwriter and poet, he has just released his new album out “Thunderbird,” Leonard Sumner will be in the spotlight to tell us all about it. Read all about Leonard and hear his music on his homepage at

Music from Leonard Sumner, STOiK, DJ Shub, Boogat, Brian Davey, Eagle & Hawk, Soda Stereo, Janel Munoa, Latin Vibe, Nathan Cunningham, Rellik, Burnstick, Manu Chao, Bluedog, Celeigh Cardinal, Stevie Salas, Technicolor Fabrics, 1915, tchutchu, QVLN, Joey Nowyuk, Shauit, Joy Harjo, Alan Syliboy & the Thundermaker, Desiree Dorion, Crystal Shawanda, Irv Lyons Jr., Sober Junkie, Sten Joddi Punkin’ Lusty and much much more.

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Anishinaabe MC/Singer/Songwriter Leonard Sumner’s storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba.

Sumner’s self-determined sound is evidence of his ability to simultaneously occupy landscapes of multiple musical genres including; Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Country, and Rhythm and Blues.

With every vibration of the strings on his guitar, Leonard rattles the dust off truths that have been buried for far too long. On stage he poetically sings awake the consciousness of audiences may have been unaware of their slumber.

In this era of unsettling history and healing wounds of the past, Sumner’s music is an expression of medicine that walks the line between fortitude and fragility.