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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF | AFM

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Indie




"Fresh Tracks in the Arctic: Digawolf"

"Skilled masters in making traditional themes resonate for contemporary audiences, the band’s poetic verses and instrumental harmonies are especially evident in their recently released album, Great Northern Man." - Culture Stories

"The Singer/Songwriter"

“I’m originally an artist. What happens to me when it comes to music is I start to paint with audio,” he says.

“I try to visualize what the landscape looks like, what the horizon would look like through sounds, through music.”

On the latest record, he was more hands-on than ever: producing, recording and mastering the album himself, with help from Dowe on engineering. The result is not your classic rock and roll, Jesse says, though he counts Chuck Berry as his main influence, along with Malcolm Young of AC/DC. - Edge


"...there is also this great melodic and instrumental sense, along with Digawolf's somewhat world-weary, lived-in voice, that belies his relatively young years, as with an elder here before, forever born again. This could also be from a sense of having grown up a little too fast, with none of our usual laid-back smaller community style...The superb fender and some acoustic work reminds one a little of Mark Knopfler's of Dire Straits with a healthy Denedelic dollop of Jimi Hendrix!...Digawolf manages somehow to make the flattop sound like a ringing bell, summoning forth spirits of the life of a trapper's past glories." Antoine Mountain - Yellowknifer


Yellowstone, February 2019

Great Northern Man, 2015

Nake De, 2012

Distant Morning Star, 2009

Forest Fire, 2007

Earth Is Crying, 2005

Father, 2002

Great Northern Man, Great Northern Man, currently climbing the charts in the National Aboriginal Music Countdown

Ohdah (Elder), Great Northern Man #4 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown 

Eli (Canoe) #6 on National Aboriginal Music Countdown




Powerful guitar work, interpreting the land that surrounds them, Digawolf’s music is infused with “the spirit of a trapper’s past glory.”

50 Word Bio:

From Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Aarhus, Denmark, Diga traveled the circumpolar world to bring his music to new heights. Indie music, soft instrumentals, and his Cohen-esque voice come together in this collaborative album to reinventing the sounds of the North. The lyrics embrace Diga’s poetic sensibilities, describing an unknown world in the midst of modernity. Produced by Jan de Vroede, with guest Ralph Rarney (ao Tom Waits, Frank Black) and a hand assembled band, Yellowstone features songs in both English and Tilcho.


Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year, The Earth is Crying, Diga - 2005


Indigenous Music Award, Rock Album of the Year, Great Northern Man - 2017

Canadian Folk Music Award, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, Great Northern Man - 2016

Western Canadian Music Awards, Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Great Northern Man - 2016

Junos, Aboriginal Album of the Year, Distant Morning Star - 2010

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Best Folk Album, The Earth is Crying, Diga - 2005

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Best Instrumental Album, Father, Jesse James Gon - 2003

Opened for:
Sam Roberts, the White Stripes, Florent Vollant (Kashtin)

Kashtin, Sacred Spirit, Robbie Robertson, Roy Buchanan, Neil Young and The Tlicho Drummers

Band Members