Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Artist: Susan Aglukark, Album: Big Feeling, Song: Into The Ocean

"Down, down into the ocean."  Susan Aglukark is a singer songwriter from Nunavut.  She was discovered by CBC and released her debut in 1993.  She ended up walking away with two Juno awards for Best New Solo Artist and Best Music Of Aboriginal Canada Recording in 1995 as a result.  Her sophomore album entitled, This Child, in 1995, was massive and catapulted her to national fame.  The album achieved triple platinum sales.  She has recorded six albums to date and has been nominated for a Juno 10 times and has won 3.  She has been awarded the Order Of Canada and has played for Prime Ministers and Presidents as well as such dignitaries as Nelson Mandela and The Queen.  Big Feeling was her fourth release in 2004.  It won the Juno for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year.  It was produced by a man named Ben Mink.  Mink is notorious for his work with K.D. Lang and many other artists ranging from Heart to Feist.  He plays on the album as well and co-wrote many of the songs.  The album is very strong and there are a number of great tracks.  I just love this song called, Into The Ocean.  You can listen to a sound sample on Itunes and purchase the song there as well.  You can follow Susan at http://www.susanaglukark.com/.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!