Saskatchewan

Colter Wall performing Sunday at former Grand Ole Opry

Saskatchewan performer Colter Wall is set to perform Sunday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, a venue long-associated with the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

Ryman Auditorium is a major stop in Nashville

Colter Wall is heading to Nashville. (Submitted to CBC/Taron Cochrane)

Saskatchewan performer Colter Wall is set to perform Sunday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, a venue long-associated with the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

Wall is the opening act for Lucinda Williams.

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Colter Wall, 21, is from Swift Current, Sask. (Submitted to CBC/Taron Cochrane)

The Ryman was the home of the Opry until 1974 and continues to be a major stop in the world of country music.

Wall, 21, is from Swift Current, Sask., and began his recording career creating demo tapes at home.

He has become known for his distinctive baritone voice and "kick drum-infused, outlaw anthems" that are heavily infused with roots music.

Wall said he was influenced by the work of Bob Dylan and he's also a big follower of the Delta blues style of music and artists like Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson.

"It's just so raw and genuine," Wall said of the genre. "That's what initially hooked me on that sort of stuff."

Wall recently appeared at the Village Studio in Los Angeles where he performed at a Grammy tribute to honour the career of prominent producer, Rick Rubin.

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