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Sam Baardman - "Athabasca" Album Release Concert

Sam Baardman - "Athabasca" Album Release Concert

UMFM Presents

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.

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