Canada
acoustic folk/rock
Brandon Solomon is an Anishinabe Singer/Songwriter and citizen of the Christian Island First Nation in Ontario. Brandon lives at the Kettle & Stony Point First Nation and draws inspiration from real-life social and political issues affecting Indigenous people and much of his work reflects the everyday challenges of finding balance and harmony in a world that is often out-of-step with its Indigenous peoples.

Brandon is a self -taught musician, highly experimental, often blending genres such as folk, rock, roots, and reggae with traditional drumming, chanting and flute music. He has self-produced several EPs and singles, as well as a full-length album in 2013, all of which have gained widespread recognition within the Indigenous community radio scene in Canada, most notably on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown which is broadcast weekly nation-wide. In 2010, Brandon’s first single “Barricade” was #3, and another single “10th Regiment” rose to #2. In 2012, “Dreams Like Mine”, achieved the coveted #1 spot on the countdown.

In 2017, Brandon released his first studio-recorded single in four years: Eye for an Eye featuring the Kik o Nong drum group. Eye for an Eye gained the #1 spot on the National Indigenous (formerly Aboriginal) Countdown in July 2017. Two more singles were also released later in 2017: “Reservation Line” & “Trail of Tears”. In January 2018, Reservation Line also achieved #1 on the Indigenous Countdown – Brandon’s third #1 song since 2012.

May 11, 2018 9:00 pm CMW Showcase