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Gerry McIvor

Gerry McIvor is a soulful and well-known guitarist, celebrated for his contributions to music and his dedication to Indigenous communities. He is a recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Music Award and has made a significant impact with his album “Old Friend,” which was nominated for Best Blues Album at the Aboriginal Music Awards. His hit song "Anishinaabe Kwe" topped the charts on Indigenous radio stations across Canada. Additionally, his album “Wabigoon Fiddling” was nominated for Best Fiddle Album of the Year. McIvor has had the honor of opening for prestigious acts such as Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, and Nazareth. His musical versatility is showcased in his ability to perform tribute shows to Chet Atkins and The Ventures. He performs in various formats: solo, with a Métis fiddler, or with the C-Weed band. Beyond his musical talents, McIvor is passionate about teaching Indigenous youth to play music. He also conducts workshops where he shares his powerful anti-suicide message, drawing from his personal experiences as a suicide survivor. His advocacy and mentorship provide hope and inspiration to many young people.

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