Canadian Country Up-And-Comer to Play Crocks

by Melanie Larson

He’s been compared to the likes of Marty Robbins and Waylon Jennings and even referred to as “The Canadian Cowboy” by The New Yorker. He’s none other than singer-songwriter Colter Wall, and on July 11 he’ll be bringing his classic country-western sound and his smooth baritone vocals to Thunder Bay.

Growing up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Wall was raised on the aesthetic of the West – ranchers, farmland, and vast, sweeping prairies. Couple that landscape with his early exposure to Johnny Cash and other quintessential country artists, and it seems that Colter Wall was destined to be the full-fledged cowboy-esque musician he is today.

At only 24 years of age, Wall has already begun making his mark in the country music scene. In 2016, he was listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” In that same year, he opened for Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams in Nashville and was eventually signed to a publishing deal with Rick Rubin, co-president of Columbia Records. Since then, the “Manitoba Man” has released three albums, Imaginary Appalachia (2015), Colter Wall (2017), and Songs of the Plains (2018). The latter two being full-length albums which have received considerable praise from critics and fans alike.

For those looking to catch the western aficionado as he passes through town, you can check him out at Crocks at NV NightClub on July 11. Tickets can be purchased in advance at