Review : GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - Ongiara
PopmattersI spent a lot of time trying to find out where Ongiara, the title of the third Great Lake Swimmers’ record, came from. I was sure I was missing something, that it was some ancient, maybe spiritual word full of import, and that by finding its meaning I would have a better understanding of the record....full text
DustedMagazineIn the past, Great Lake Swimmers have drawn comparisons with Iron and Wine, Nick Drake, America and Neil Young, but on this, their third album, it’s difficult to see past Neil Young. Main man Tony Dekker’s voice has exactly the plaintive yearning quality that made After The Goldrush irresistible to many – close your eyes and it could be 1970 all over again. (Hey, there’s even an unpopular war rumbling away in the distance…)...full text
MusicOMH.comNamed after a band of lunatics/heroes whose aim to swim the great lakes of Canada is where singer/songwriter Tony Dekker gleaned the name from for his own brand of folky nature hymns. Thankfully there isn't a pair of tight Speedos in sight. Or verrucas....full text
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