Salish Wolf
Salish Wolf
Sep 9, 2020
#15 Wil on Music, Loss, and Love
Play • 2 hr 18 min

I first heard Wil’s music around 2003 in a nightclub in Victoria, BC. With that show, I became an instant fan of this crazy bearded man who could make more noise with a guitar than anyone I had ever encountered before. With wild guitar riffs, guitar drumming, his trademark broken strings, and his mesmerizing voice, Wil became my live act of choice. Over the years I have seen him up and down Vancouver Island in pubs, jazz clubs, theatres, parks, and even in a living room. Wil delivered in every single show.

Naturally, when I recently reached out to Wil’s wife Caroline to see if he would be interested in recording a podcast, I was thrilled by the response. And then Wil offered no fewer than 3 massive bonuses: he was keen to get personal, which he had never publicly done, he wanted to feature new music on the episode, and he wanted to come to my studio to record in person.

I don’t think I have ever laughed so much during a podcast recording as during this one. Wil takes us on a tour of his skateboarding and punk rocker roots, shares with courageous intimacy the powerful relationship he had with his father, and explores 30 years of music making and touring supported by his love Caroline.

Wil is not just a talent, but he is impossible not to like. With this we have begun an incredible adventure, and I hope you enjoy its unfolding here with the premiere of 4 new songs by the guy who is soon going to be your favourite recording artist.

Episode Links:

ibreakstrings.com

https://www.instagram.com/wilibreakstrings/

Anchor Point Links:

Bow Building Retreat

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