ABOUT LYNN AND CLAYTON CHEECHOO
A Musical Journey
Lynn and Clayton Cheechoo began their musical journey in 1991 when Clayton joined Lynn and her sister Lea as bass player in the band "Syren" The group performed to a large following at the Wintergarden Theatre and Harbourfront in Toronto and performed live on City TV, Breakfast television.
With a grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 1991 Lynn co-produced "Let Them Live" (Syren and the Eagle Heart Singers), a video/cassette tribute recording for the Lubicon Cree of Northern Alberta. Clayton and the late Ojibway guitarist Marde Lucier Porte appeared in the video which aired on Much Music. In 1993, Syren released the full length cd "Wisdom of the Heart," with the Eric Roberts on drums and Clayton on bass. After Syren disbanded the couple moved to Clayton's home community of Moose Cree First Nation to raise their family.
In 1998, with the assistance of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Lynn and Clayton produced father "James Cheechoo's" historical compilation of 300 year old fiddle tunes, entitled "Shaycheeman," Traditional Fiddle Music of the fur trade era in James Bay.
In 2003 the couple's nine song "Red Willow Bending" cd was recorded in their home studio, "Flash of Blue Light Sound." and released locally. In 2020 CD Baby distributed the recording worldwide. Soaring vocals and evocative lyrics that invoke spirituality and social justice are the hallmarks of the music.
Clayton and Lynn been busy creating videos for their utube channel and are currently in the process of finishing a new recording to be released in August of this year.
Look for the video on their official UTUBE channel! Love and Light, L&C x