Great Lake Swimmers will bring in 2020 with a set of full-band Canadian dates which will include Toronto, Whitehorse, Edmonton, and London. Full dates can be found below and tickets go on sale Friday Nov. 29, 2019.

Today, the band also shares a new video for “The Talking Wind” (Acoustic), the third installment in a series shot in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park earlier this year. The video was filmed and edited by Adam CK Vollick with the sound engineered by Joe Lapinksi of The WOW Sound. It is part of the recently released solo acoustic version of The Waves, The Wake.  


Lead Swimmer Tony Dekker will also be performing at the Pondercast “The Longest Night” event at The Burdock in Toronto on Dec. 21, alongside Charlotte Cornfield, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michelle Willis, and more. Details and tickets available at  

Jan. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Paradise Theatre  
Feb. 20 – London, ON @ Aeolian Hall  
Feb. 27 – Whitehorse, YT @ Yukon Arts Centre  
Feb. 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Station On Jasper

Released late last year, The Waves, The Wake was recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound). On the LP, Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. Each song on the album is brought to life in its own distinctive way, using an acoustic palette that includes woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ.

“Dekker renews Great Lake Swimmers’ sound while still retaining the atmospheric singing and subtle yet intricate guitar playing that are quintessential to the band. It’s a tricky balance, but Dekker and his sprawling team of contributors pull it off with aplomb.” – Exclaim!  

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC  

“’Alone But Not Alone’ is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye” – NOISEY