ELECTRIC RELIGIOUS @ 7:55pm
Electric Religious is the project of Métis singer-songwriter, Brandon Baker, whose guitar-driven music has been described as “bursting with inspiration, insight, and hope.” Deeply influenced by the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Baker took his moniker from a Hendrix quote: “When I get up on stage, that’s my whole life. That’s my religion. My music is electric church music, if by ‘church’ you mean ‘religion’. I am electric religion.” Baker’s songwriting explores powerful themes, such as displacement, intergenerational trauma, hope, and healing. The new album, Tragic Lover (2021) – selected among CKUA Radio’s “Top 100 Albums of 2021” – comes on the heels of his nomination for Métis Artist of the Year at the 2021 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. “One More Night” and “Catherine” rose to #1 and #7 on the Indigenous Music Countdown, and a previous single achieved a coveted spot in the CBC Searchlight Top 100 in 2019, also spending multiple weeks at #1 on the IMC.