Field Guide

Field Guide–BioField Guide makes music at his homein Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada. Usually he writes songs inhis kitchen, sometimes in the studio upstairs with the help of a drum machine,andoccasionallythey are beamed down to a hotel room somewhere in America when there is a day off to behad on the road.Kris Ulrich is a frequent collaborator, the two have recorded a lot of musictogether at Kris’shome studio in Saint Boniface,as well as at Ditch Lake,which is just outside ofRiding Mountain National Park.fg moved to Toronto for a while in 2019/2020,and there hemet Georgia Harmer and Julian Psihogios,with whom he and Kris formed the band Dweller;they put out an EP of music in fall of 2023.In the spring of 2020,fg released his sophomorebreakout EP ‘You Were’ followed by several collections of music throughout the pandemic.With touring finally being back on the table,fg was fortunate to support some heroes and newfriends including Leif Vollebekk, Bahamas, SYML, Penny & Sparrow,andWild Rivers on tour inCanada,theUS,and Europe. In the spring of 2023,Field Guide embarked on his first NorthAmerican headline tour,which included36 shows in Canada and the US.

Over the past year,fg has been busy working on his upcoming album ‘Rootin for Ya’. This albumfeels a little different than past efforts.Several of the songs were recorded entirely by fg athome with no collaborators,and thoughevery Field Guide record has been recordedat leastpartly insolitude, this was new territory. Thesesongswerebuilt from the ground up with drummachines, janky 80s Yamaha synthesizers,andbourbon-steepedvocals;their creation was apractice in trusting your gut, immersing yourself deeply in your own taste,and anunderstanding that limitations can often result in something special.

After fully recording and mixing an album’s worth of material in this largely solitary way, fgbegan to feel as though some of the songs were yearning for the fiery energy of fast pacedcollaboration andlive-off-the-floor tracking. This led to revisiting a handful of the songs withfriends and frequent collaborators Kris Ulrich andJulian Psihogios. The three tracked 4 songscompletely live off the floor in a little cabin in Manitoba.Thisrevisitedmaterialgave lifeto abeautiful juxtaposing albumof songs. Some of them masterminded in solitude,and others bornofthe magic that can only exist when musical minds work together in pursuit of a shared goal.