PRINCE’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM DUE VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS IN 2019.
“William Prince may be a true heir to John Prine.” – NPR Music
Six Shooter Management is extremely pleased to welcome William Prince to the artist roster. “We have been fans of William for several years and it feels like the perfect fit to finally be working together,” says Helen Britton, president of the management company. “The whole team at Six Shooter can’t wait to get started on this journey with him.”
As anticipation for the follow-up to 2015’s JUNO Award winning debut album Earthly Days builds, Prince is busy with touring that has included a run of shows opening for Neil Young complete with two nights in Winnipeg, a homecoming of sorts for both artists. Prince will headline shows across western Canada, from the Yukon to Saskatchewan, before making his Stagecoach Festival debut this April.
“I am thrilled to be working with Shauna and the whole team at Six Shooter,” says Prince. “There’s a lot of work left to do and I’m so excited to take the next steps with such passionate, driven people.”
WATSON LAKE, YT: Watson Lake Secondary School, Feb 26
TESLIN, YT: Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, Feb 27
WHITEHORSE, YT: Yukon Arts Centre, Feb 28
BANFF, AB: The Banff Centre, Mar 2 + 3
CALGARY, AB: Festival Hall, Mar 5
FORT NELSON, BC: Northern Lights Festival, Mar 22
NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK: Dekker Centre, Apr 13
INDIO, CA: Stagecoach Festival, Apr 27
ABOUT WILLIAM PRINCE:
From ruminations on life and love’s little treasures to tales of everyday homegrown heroes, the music of William Prince unfurls like a classic campfire story, midnight road trip conversation, or well-worn, dog-eared novel passed down through generations. Each line delivered in his dusky baritone evokes a journeyman, troubadour spirit buoyed by stained glass soul with the gusto to reach steeple-size heights. Given this emotional heft, it makes sense that the art form bears a metaphysical significance for the JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter.
Born and raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, Canada, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. Counting Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson (as well as books like April Raintree and Fahrenheit 451) among chief influences, he ultimately cites his preacher and musician father as the biggest inspiration. “My whole life I listened to my dad’s deep voice singing gospel,” he says. “In a sense, I make folk-country tunes inside of a gospel framework. It can be really powerful, but it brings a calm.”
In 2018 William took the next step of his journey with Earthly Days released worldwide via his new record label, Glassnote Records, and publishing company, Insieme Music Publishing.