The nomadic band of nine multi-instrumentalist songwriters — most of whom are siblings— segue seamlessly from a foot-stomping fiddle tune to a hip-hop guide to mindfulness; from hilarious satire to heart-wrenching and conscience-raising eco-ballads, to soaring inspirational harmonies of love and hope. These seasoned minstrels weave a genre-bending blend of acoustic positivity that orbits elliptically around the idea of folk music.
The official mission of the band is to embody light, love, and truth—for the benefit of all beings. Their songwriting shines a light on life’s big questions, celebrating the goodness of humanity and the miracle of Life on Earth.
Since their humble early days in a dirt-floored cabin, the Awakeneers have toured Canada by van and sailboat, as well as the US and Europe, playing venues from street busking, seaside docks, schools, homeless shelters, folk clubs, meditation and yoga centres, peace conferences, folk festivals, and congregations of all faiths.