The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and life in the Canadian Arctic. With a unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and roots-rock sung in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern sound. The band is passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the North. Their high energy performances have thrilled audiences in countries all across the globe including Australia, Scotland, Greenland, Cuba and Norway.
The Jerry Cans made a splash at the 2018 JUNO Awards in Vancouver, where the band was nominated for two awards and performed live on the telecast, in which they shared the stage with members of their Aakuluk Music family, the Iqaluit-based label they founded. With recent profiles in Buzzfeed, New Yorker and Today’s Parent, as well as three Western Canadian Music Award nominations, the band’s post-JUNO momentum continues to build. Stay tuned for new music from The Jerry Cans this summer. “We are so happy to be able to work with such open-minded, open-hearted people who have understood us coming from a place like no other,” says the band. “Six Shooter believes in music that changes the way people think and their roster reflects that. We are excited and humbled to be a part of it.”