What: Rock

Where: Yellowknife, NT

Visit: www.digawolf.com

Hailing from Yellowknife, one of Canada’s most northerly populated cities, Digawolf is quickly earning a name for themselves in their home region and beyond. The group’s unique sound (think Tom Waits fronting a raucous blues band) is rooted in modern alternative rock, but also incorporates historical aspects of their Tlicho heritage, upholding and exploring their traditional language and culture.

The strength of the group’s latest studio record, Great Northern Man, saw the band deservedly earn nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Indigenous Music Awards, while Digawolf’s 2009 album, Distant Morning Star, was up for a JUNO Award.