Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback

Willie Thrasher is a trailblazing singer-songwriter from Aklavik, NWT.  He uses his music to educate and inspire his community and those around him. Over the last 10 years, Thrasher has performed as a city sanctioned busker with his partner Linda Saddleback in Nanaimo. He is a recognized storyteller, ambassador, and a treasured pillar in his community.

In late 2014, Thrasher was one of 23 artists and groups featured on the Grammy-nominated compilation Native North America (Vol 1): Aboriginal Folk,Rock, and Country 1966-1985, which introduced his music to new generations.

Photo: Amanda Leigh Smith