Folk
Dominic Lafontaine

Songs

Grand Father

Biography

Hailing from the deep waters of Timiskaming First Nation, Dom Lafontaine is an Algonquin singer songwriter proposing an eclectic mix of blues influenced folk/country music and storytelling. Born to an Algonquin mother and a Québecois father, he began playing guitar at the age of thirteen, thrashing around in various punk bands. It was only a few years ago that he began composing and performing his own works; his earthy voice and gutsy guitar grinding away at themes of vice, lost love and redemption. In 2014, his self-directed music video for his song “Red & Black” was selected as part of Wapikoni Mobile’s Official Selection and exhibited during the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he is always building or aquiring new sounds. A typical performance is a witch's brew of whiskey soaked country, raw unfiltered blues and off-the-wall storytelling all mashed together to make what he calls: ‘Mutt Music’. From the distorted banjo of ‘Lost Enough’ to the Russian inspired murder ballad ‘Red & Black’, his songs take listeners on a journey through a dark, sometimes melancholy world of flawed players on the long, hard road to salvation. After a few years of picking guitars & grinding microphones in Montreal, Dom Lafontaine is back in the North, ready to bring his unique brand of performance to the scene.

Infos

Name
Dominic Lafontaine
Genre
Folk
Nation / Territory
Anishnabe
Community
Timiskaming
Languages
English

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