Zachary Lucky is the archetypal Canadian folk singer of my generation. He is almost always on the road. He consistently writes simple, gentle, heart warming canticles that any folk lover can sink their teeth into. He is truly the bread and butter of the massive praire folk scene. There isn’t a folk singer I know who doesn’t know Mr. Lucky. He is a joy to watch perform and his entire person radiates noble fraternity. For all these reasons and more, Zachary Lucky deserves to write Saskatchewan’s eponymous folk record. Trying to pick individual songs to highlight on this new record is a difficult task. We have here a record that truly works best as a whole. If you’re looking for a quick peak though, I do suggest the title track, ‘Saskatchewan’, where the band seems to really flex their muscle in their own subtle and subdued way. Lucky returns to Edmonton on May 3rd at Wunderbar. I have no doubt that it will be another intimate sojourn into his ever deepening coffers of folk.