Sam Baardman - "Athabasca" Album Release Concert
Sam Baardman is a well-known singer-songwriter and visual artist living in Winnipeg. His music reflects his searching and inquisitive spirit that expresses compelling truths about our deepest questions and our most difficult challenges. Fans of Sam appreciate his lyrical depth and superb, singable melodies. It’s no surprise that the Winnipeg Free Press described his as “one of the city’s strongest and most literate songwriters.”
Following the release of last year’s well-received comeback album, Marsh Radio, Sam is returns with his fourth full-length recording, Athabasca. The album will be available on all streaming platforms and will be for sale directly from his website.
The Athabasca project began in 2022 when Sam was exhibiting and performing at a conference in Winnipeg he helped host called “Art, Activism and Advocacy”. There, he spoke to a scientist in attendance from Global Water Futures (GWF), a program that supports research scientists who are studying the effects of climate change on water systems. GWF had collaborated with environmental artists in the past, and with their support Sam to spend two weeks last fall at the Coldwater Laboratory in the Rockies as well as northern Saskatchewan speaking with scientists about their climate-related work. Sam traveled with GWF scientists to their observatories atop mountains, deep inside alpine forests, up on a glacier, and onto the northern prairies.