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Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian indie folk band which formed in 2003 in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada. The band began with Tony Dekker (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Erik Arneson (banjo, guitar, harmonium), Bret Higgens (bass), Julie Fader (keyboards, vocals) and Greg Millson (drums). Julie Fader subsequently left, and Miranda Mulholland, on violin and backing vocals, joined.

Fifty-five years ago, Marilyn Bell took a plunge and traversed Lake Ontario. Back then, being a Great Lake swimmer was a big deal; now, it's… read more

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  • Avatar for ultima_stella
    Ongiara O niagara Great Lake Swimmers > lake ? > niagara ???
  • Avatar for Galinor
    Mein Blogformat "Genreliebe" hat sich dem Folk angenommen. Habe dort auch über die tollen Great Lake Swimmers geschrieben. Wer mal reinlesen mag (german only), der lese hier:
  • Avatar for CosmicPi
    Great band
  • Avatar for RosesOfTomorrow
    Their first album triumphs the rest in its atmosphere, at the same time I wish there was more but then the self-titled would lose its' novelty.
  • Avatar for bkelleher
    they're so underrated! Like a folkier version of Copeland (for me). Love em
  • Avatar for farmolio
    They made an amazing Guy Clark cover. Go find Dublin Blues in Ondadrops v. 4.
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    I'm no swimmer but these are a nice sounding band......back soon.
  • Avatar for maledine
    hey exotic248, "Fleet Foxes" might be a little similar. Anyway, for me its hard to believe that a band that was once so special, good and unique, now plays some boring pop songs.. :-(
  • Avatar for rustandsoul
    Listening for the first time. I'm happy I stumbled across this band. [3]
  • Avatar for B-anana
    Easily my favorite Great Lake Swimmers song. I want to see them live!

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