An alternative country, folk, roots and traditional group are coming to perform at the Shell Theatre.
Diyet spent her childhood on the ancestral lands of the Kluane First Nation in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from an adventurous family rooted in tradition, she has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage.
Diyet and the Love Soldiers aim to use their music to create catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous worldview and northern life. She sings in both English and Southern Tutchone and plays bass. Her husband, Robert van Lieshout, plays acoustic guitar, drums and percussion, and Juno Award-winning producer Bob Hamilton plays electric guitar, pedal steel and the mandolin.
Over the last decade, the group has performed nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. They have three albums, their third earning nominations for Folk Album Of The Year at The Indigenous Music Awards, Indigenous Artist Of The Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and Indigenous Songwriter Of The Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Their Fort Saskatchewan show is on Monday (Apr. 11) at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be bought here.