The following video of James Irwin and his band was shot by ASTW in the woods of Oka, Quebec… the scene of a heated, 78 day standoff between First Nations Canadians and Quebec police in 1990.
James writes twice a day—songs, poems and stories, first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon, always with a coffee. He is working on a book of poems, and a book of stories. He goes on stage after a whiskey, in a red sweater, with a freshly shaven face. He sings sadly and speaks funny.