The Sturgeons
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The Sturgeons

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Folk Alternative





Wood Shop
Label: Independent
4 out of 5 star
The Sturgeons play an old style of music, though they keep it fresh and unique. With throwbacks to Bob Dylan and Neil Young, identical twin brothers Calan and Lucas Hamilton show an appreciation for traditional folk music and a love of songwriting and harmonies. Their tunes are honest and thoughtful, immediately captivating by the emotions conveyed through both their lyrics and harmonies. These boys show a good deal of range: the emotionally charged number Jay Bird is beautifully constructed to convey hope and longing, while Ocean Cries utilizes the haunting melody of the harmonica to echo the sadness in the lyrics. Through their talent at the guitar, mandolin, banjo and lyrics, The Sturgeons are definitely a band to watch as their star rises in Manitoba.
by Katelyn Friesen (Volunteer) - The Uniter

"The Sturgeons"

The Sturgeons
The Wood Shop (Fluent Sound)

Twin sibs Lucas and Calan Hamilton are the core members of local folk/roots combo the Sturgeons and their terrific debut strays from the standard issue sound just enough to make it almost completely unique.

They call their music "angst folk" but it's anything but tormented or anxious. The 10 tracks here are all well-delivered originals and the faultless blend of brother Cal's pure high and lonesome vocals and the easygoing backing band (including Ridley Bent band guitarist Chris Dunn) make a strong case for a refreshed local sound that doesn't rely on the standard issue bourbon 'n' bluegrass template. There is a tinge of a '60s-vintage, Laurel Canyon sound on tracks like Get Over It and Ocean Cries while the Gord Lightfoot homage My Son is nearly flawless in its dark delivery.

The recording sounds professional and The Wood Shop definitely gives pause and thankfully sets the bar estimably higher for other Winnipeg bands churning out this style of music. 'Ö'Ö'Ö1/2

-- Jeff Monk

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 7, 2012 G4
- Winnipeg Free Press


Still working on that hot first release.



The Sturgeons Bio

With their hearts in St. Boniface, Canada and after the success of the release and touring of their eclectic debut record " the Wood Shop", folk/roots duo Cal and Luke Hamilton of "The Sturgeons" have refined their sound with warm, rich arrangements and harmonies framing compelling lyrics.

With a new record due this spring, The Sturgeons have been inspired by the many musicians that they have played, collaborated and toured with in the last two years. The Sturgeons promise to move their audience with emotion, thought and a tapping foot.

"The Sturgeons are definitely a band to watch as their star rises in Manitoba."
by Katelyn Friesen "The Uniter"

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