William Prince played an immersive acoustic folk set at this year's CBC Music Festival. His debut album, Earthly Days, was nominated for both Indigenous music album of the year and contemporary roots album of the year at the 2017 Junos, ultimately winning the latter.
As a child, his family moved from a town near Winnipeg to Peguis First Nation— a chance for Prince to reconnect with his roots. He credits his love of music to his parents, cultivating his songwriting through listening to artists like Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash. The soulful Earthly Days is based on his personal experiences, taking nearly 10 years to produce.
Watch him perform songs from the album at the 2017 CBC Music Festival below.