Spring Tour is booked! Dates in Alberta and BC are confirmed for May 2018 for the 'In the Round and All Together' tour featuring myself, Jason Kodie, and Jody Shenkarek. Thanks to all the bookers and friends of bookers who helped me put this all together - your support and patience are really appreciated!

 

John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing roots music in Canada for over 20 years.  John's music contrasts the isolation of his prairie upbringing with his later experiences in the urban landscapes of Glasgow, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. 

The songs that result from this perspective have been compared to those of other uniquely Canadian voices such as Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen.  His whiskey and cigarettes baritone, described in Nerve Magazine as, "one of those character voices that should almost be trademarked," places him in the company of such singers as Merle Haggard, The Handsome Family's Brent Sparks and Rufus Wainwright.

In 2004, he released 7 Stories and 13 Songs, the second CD for Mint Records that follows his 2002 début, The Black Monk. In 2016 he self-released Fluke or Flounder which was produced by Paul Rigby. You can read reviews of all these recordings by going to the Press page.

John's live shows have been applauded for their honesty and intensity whether he performs solo, as part of the duo, Kodiak, with Jason Kodie, or with his band Prairie Flounder with Jason Kodie (keys, accordion), Tom Murray (bass), Darrek Anderson (pedal steel, mandolin), and Marek Tyler (drums).

In 2015 and 2016 he attended the Musician in Residence Program at The Banff Arts Centre and recently attended a 3 week residency at Rest For the Wicked in Brussels, Belgium.

I am kicking off the new year in style earning a designation of "municipal treasure"  by The Edmonton Journal's Fish Griwkowsky in his year-end review of live music

January 11 - February 17 I will taking a little trip that has me playing shows in Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Brussels as part of an Artist Residency that I will be attending at Rest For The Wicked in Brussels - details to follow

 

          THESE JUST IN AND RIGHT ON TIME FOR XMAS
 

 

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Fluke or Flounder - Promo Video



i am one week away from releasing my new recording, Fluke or Flounder, and will mark the occasion (with a FREE SHOW at The Empress Ale House in Edmonton on Thursday night, September 22, starting at 9:00 pmRead more
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Fancy T-Shirts Now With Bonus

 

well, i'm gearing up for my big release date and ready to drop some teasers for you all in the meantime.   

i had some great t-shirts made with the help of Bob Yiannakoulias and Travis Sargent and i…

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August 15, 2016 - Perspective


I am feeling much more the Edmontonian these days: as the disappointment of the Scottish Referendum begins to fade, the early, hopeful days of a new government here in Alberta begins to inform and lead my consciousness. It's not that I…Read more
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August 14, 2016 - Write, Record, Perform

So that’s cancer kicked for now – time to get on with it. Since returning to Canada, I have been determined to spend as much time as possible writing, recording, and performing. I’ve hit a few bumps in the road…

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