Friday, June 11, 2021: Lukas Nelson, Ian Hamilton and more

Today on Q: musician Lukas Nelson, International Indigenous Music Summit creators ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, musician Mike Levine of Triumph, mystery writer Ian Hamilton.

Today on Q: Lukas Nelson, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, Mike Levine, Ian Hamilton

Musician Lukas Nelson, ShoShona Kish of Digging Roots, singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume, Mike Levine of Triumph, mystery writer Ian Hamilton. (Alysse Gafkjen, Submitted by ShoShona Kish, Submitted by Amanda Rheaume, Submitted, Iden Ford)

Today on Q, with host Tom Power:

  • Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic.

  • Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as the current state of Indigenous music in Canada and beyond.

  • To commemorate Record Store Day (Saturday, June 12), Mike Levine of Triumph reflects on the event's significance as one of its official ambassadors, and shares a song off the band's special reissue of their 1981 album, Allied Forces.

  • Prolific mystery writer Ian Hamilton (best known for the Ava Lee series) talks about his latest novel, Bonnie Jack, which sees him step away from familiar characters to write a story based on a painful secret his father kept for decades.

WATCH | Lukas Nelson's full interview with Tom Power: