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Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.

The current touring line-up includes Tony Dekker on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Erik Arnesen on banjo, electric guitar and harmonium, Joshua Van Tassel on drums, Bret Higgins on upright bass and Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals. Past members included Julie Fader on backing vocals, Sandro Perri on guitar, and Greg Millson and Colin Huebert on drums.

The band's style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young, as well as Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and Sufjan Stevens. Dekker has said his influences include Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Great Lake Swimmers 1
2005 Bodies and Minds 3
2007 Ongiara 2
2009 Lost Channels 2
2012 New Wild Everywhere 4

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 2005-09-08: Shuba's, Chicago, IL, USA 1
2010 The Legion Sessions 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Hands in Dirty Ground 1
2007 Your Rocky Spine 1
2010 Live at Trinity St. Paul's 1

Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Song Sung Blue 1

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