DIYET & THE LOVE SOLDIERS (AP)
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Diyet & The Love Soldiers is an alternative country, folk, roots and traditional ensemble with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. She spent her childhood on the ancestral lands of the Kluane First Nation people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese, and Scottish heritage.
Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone (her native language) and plays bass guitar. Backed by Love Soldiers -- husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton -- this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound and story that have captivated audiences across Canada and Europe.
Diyet - vocals/bass guitar | Robert van Lieshout - acoustic guitar/drums/percussion | Bob Hamilton - electric guitar/pedal steel/mandolin
Thank you to Victoria Olchowecki for sponsoring this performance
Photo Credit - Alistair Maitland