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Genres  Folk rock
Website  www.captaintractor.com
Origin  Edmonton, Canada (1993)
Years active  1993–present
Genre  Folk rock
Captain Tractor wwwcaptaintractordreamhosterscomwpcontentupl
Past members  Aimee Hill Jeff Smook Brock Skywalker
Albums  East of Edson, Bought the Farm, Celebrity Traffic Jam
Members  Chris Wynters, Jason Kodie, Jules Mounteer, Brock Skywalker
Record labels  Warner Music Canada, Six Shooter Records, Captain Tractor
Similar  The Arrogant Worms, Wade Hemsworth, The Bay Street Bastards, Jay Semko, Allan Clarke
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Captain Tractor is a Canadian folk rock band, based in Edmonton, Alberta. They play a punk-influenced variant of Celtic folk music, similar to such bands as Great Big Sea, The Pogues or Spirit of the West. Their songs are often rich in local, cultural, and geographical references.

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The band's most famous songs have been renditions of the folk music classics "The Log Driver's Waltz" and "Drunken Sailor", as well as a cover of the Arrogant Worms' "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate". They have also developed a following for their brand of Canadian rock, with singles such as "Up the Hill", "Frozen Puck to the Head", "This Is Not a Sad Song", "Another Drinking Song", and "The Bastard of Strathcona County".

In celebration of the band's 10th anniversary, Alley Kat Brewing Company released "Captain Tractor Yellowhead Wheat Ale".

Their seventh studio album, Famous Last Words, was released on May 3, 2011.

Band members

The band consists of five men, one woman, and their mascot, a deer named Bucky. The band members are:

  • Chris Wynters - vocals, guitar, songwriter
  • Scott Peters - vocals, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, songwriter, driver
  • Jules Mounteer - drums, percussion, driver
  • Jon Nordstrom - bass, trumpet, guitar, vocals, songwriter. Joined before "Hat Trick".
  • Jason Kodie - keyboards, vocals, musical restraint. Joined before "North of the Yellowhead".
  • Shannon Johnson - Fiddle, Vocals
  • Former members include:

  • Aimee Hill - flute, vocals. Left after "East of Edson".
  • Jeff Smook - bass, vocals, songwriter. Left after "Bought the Farm".
  • Brock Skywalker - accordion, flute, guitar, bodhran, penny whistle, harmonica, mandolin, keyboards, vocals, songwriter. Left just before "North of the Yellowhead".
  • Discography

    Captain Tractor has released seven albums:

  • Land (1994)
  • East of Edson (1995)
  • Bought the Farm (1997)
  • Hat Trick (1998)
  • Celebrity Traffic Jam (1999)
  • Hoserista (2000)
  • North of the Yellowhead (2005)
  • Famous Last Words (2011)
  • "Live at the Roxy" (2015)
  • They have also released a video entitled Inconsequential Things in 1998, and an interactive CD-ROM, Bus Madness, in 1995.

    Members' solo albums:

  • Chris Wynters' Skywriting (Six Shooter Records, 2005) and 2010-1982 (Shameless Records, 2010).
  • Jon Nordstrom's Brick and Stone (Independent, 2003) and Waiting for Summer (Independent 2005).
  • Former member Brock Skywalker Cerebral Reruns (FrozenPuck, 2004).
  • Songs

    The Last Saskatchewan PirateEast of Edson · 1995
    Up The HillEast of Edson · 1995
    Frozen Puck to the HeadBought the Farm · 1997

    References

    Captain Tractor Wikipedia


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