"Ambient Zen Americana" - Mojo

Featuring a blend of acoustic instruments, rural soundscapes, and wistful vocals, Great Lake Swimmers are a critically acclaimed indie-folk group led by songwriter/vocalist Tony Dekker. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the group emerged in the early 2000s with a succession of heavily atmospheric albums recorded in old silos and rural country churches. The music developed in that pastoral warmth, performed and recorded in acoustically unique and historical locales with a revolving cast of personnel. They are renowned for their homespun folk and lush, intimate Americana in their live set.

Great Lake Swimmers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and nominated twice for Canada’s Juno Awards, with the CBC calling them “a national treasure.”

“A stunning variety of tones and textures… nothing less than both cerebral and sublime” – American Songwriter, 4/5

“It floats from country to folk to indie rock and back again, painting a sharp-toothed but achingly beautiful portrait of both the natural world and the human condition” – New Noise Magazine, Best Of 2023

“This collection of songs examines the passage of time masterfully… 'Uncertain Country' stands as some of the strongest & most consistent work by one of Canada’s best bands” – Great Dark Wonder


Great Lake Swimmers On Tour

Great Lake Swimmers are currently on tour playing songs from the new album "Uncertain Country" and from across their twenty-year, eight-album catalogue.

Click the link below to see if they'll be at a venue near you.


Back Catalog

Check out Great Lake Swimmers' back catalog of Vinyl, CDs, and Digital Exclusives on Bandcamp.

BANDCAMP: Digital, CDs & Back Catalog

"When The Storm Has Passed" (Official Video) 2023

"Moonlight, Stay Above" (Official Video) 2023

"The Talking Wind" 2018