Jeremy Dutcher is a Canadian vocalist and musicologist. He is well-known for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, that was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.
A Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher studied music and anthropology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He recorded Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa after researching old archival recordings of traditional Maliseet songs at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, many of which are no longer being passed down to contemporary Maliseet youth. Many of the album’s songs also include samples of the original recordings as part of the backing tracks.
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (2018)