Great Lake Swimmers Announce November Tour; Watch New Video Now

September 9, 2015 BY Nettwerk

Canada’s Great Lake Swimmers will return to the U.S. in November for six dates in the Midwest in support of their latest record, A Forest Of Arms. The tour will start on November 16th in Columbus, OH and wrap up on the 21st in Traverse City, MI. Full list of dates can be found below.
The group also released the official video for the single, “I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues,” via Big Takeover last month. 
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A Forest Of Arms was released via Nettwerk on April 21, 2015 and was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and mixed by Howie Beck (Feist). As with past albums the band recorded in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months. Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik ArnesenMiranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel.
Great Lake Swimmers Tour Dates:
Nov 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café Club
Nov 17 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
Nov 18 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Nov 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College: Ladies Literary Club
Nov 21 – Traverse City, MI @ Dennos Museum Center / Milliken Auditorium


Critical Praise For A Forest Of Arms:
“’Don’t Leave Me Hanging’ is gorgeous—simple and direct.” – Pitchfork
“Toronto quintet’s latest offering is packed with echoing vocals, soaring strings, and plenty of resounding acoustic guitar, double bass, and banjo.” – Consequence Of Sound
“They create a place where folk-rock meets country and bluegrass, and converge into a soothing, atmospheric lushness.” – Blurt
 “The soundscapes created by Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are nothing if not panoramic… So lush is their sound at times, it’s easy to forget that the primary lead instruments are acoustic… A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit…” – PopMatters
“A Forest of Arms seamlessly creates sonic textures that inspire nature walks and drives across empty highways…” – Flood Magazine