John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing roots music in Canada for over 20 years. John's music contrasts the isolation of his prairie upbringing with his later experiences in the urban landscapes of Glasgow, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto. The songs that result from this perspective have been compared to those of other uniquely Canadian voices such as Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen. His whiskey and cigarettes baritone, described in Nerve Magazine as, "one of those character voices that should almost be trademarked," places him in the company of such singers as Merle Haggard, The Handsome Family's Brent Sparks and Rufus Wainwright.
In 2004, he released 7 Stories and 13 Songs, the second CD for Mint Records that follows his 2002 début, The Black Monk. In 2016 he self-released Fluke or Flounder which was produced by Paul Rigby. In 2015 and 2016 he attended the Musician in Residence Program at The Banff Arts Centre and also attended a 3 week residency at Rest For the Wicked in Brussels, Belgium in 2018. February and March of 2019 has him performing in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and PEI, and attending a 10 day residency with Linda McRae in Nashville.
John's live shows have been applauded for their honesty and intensity whether he performs solo or with his band Prairie Flounder that at any time will likely include some of your favourite local artists. For this performance John will be joined by Bob Blair on peddle steel guitar.
Please visit www.johnguliak.com for more info.