“Five Minutes With” Plains Cree Folk Singer-Songwriter Wyatt C. Louis

Wyatt C. Louis is a Plains Cree folk singer-songwriter, based in Moh’kinstsís Treaty 7 (Calgary). He has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home. They’re beautiful, subtle creations that juxtapose emotions, striking imagery and experiences that charm and envelop listeners. The sweet and intimate EP ‘On a Journey for the Long Run’ (2017), had earned him airplay on KEXP, CBC, SiriusXM, CKUA and radio across Canada.

Louis’ latest release, ‘Dancing with Sue’, evokes the feeling of nostalgia, and yearning for the times in our lives where we feel the happiest and most free. Captured effortlessly through warm tones and colourful song writing. The song is dedicated to supportive friends whom he met through various music collectives. ‘Dancing with Sue’ is the first piece of Louis’ new album coming soon, released via Canadian label, Slow Weather.

Wyatt C. Louis. Photo by Claire Bourgeois
Photo by Claire Bourgeois

Name: Wyatt C. Louis

Genre: Folk, Singer-songwriter

Founded: 1994

# of Albums: an EP ‘On a Journey for the Long Run’ (2017)

Latest Release: Dancing with Sue – Single

Latest Single: Dancing with Sue

Latest Video: Live performance featuring Phenix Warren on the Sho-bud!

Favourite Local Restaurant:


Favourite band as a teenager:

City and Colour

Favourite band now:

Big Thief, Lianne La Havas, William Prince

Guilty Pleasure Song:

More Than Words – Extreme

Live Show Ritual:

– puppy snuggles

– writing out the setlist an hour before

– remembering to breathe

Favourite local artist:

Heather May, Bella White, Sargeant X Comrade, nêhiyawak, Starpainter, Jared Daniel – the list goes on…

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Nose Hill, because I haven’t been to Fish Creek.

EP or LP?

4xLP symphony

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl (sorry mom)

Road or studio?

Lately, the studio vibes. But whenever I get the chance to perform outside the city, it’s easily the most gratifying.

Where can we follow you?




Any shows or albums coming up?

Live shows in the works (tba), second single on the horizon and a full-length record – stay tuned