Spend ten minutes with Three Chords and the Truth as they play some tunes by the river, and chat about life, music, girls and living in the Yukon.
Ex-pats of Ontario and Saskatchewan respectively, Aaron Burnie, and Jonathan Ostrander met one fateful eve on the muddy streets of Dawson City. The midnight sun in their eyes and music in their hearts, the duo set out to spread the gospel of "No guff, just good tunes." and Three Chords and The Truth was born.
Since that day, "The Truth" have been shouting their charming folk melodies from the mountaintops. They've become musical fixtures the Yukon, often referred to in Dawson City as "local folk heroes". They've also become regulars at many festivals and festival workshops including The Dawson City Music Festival, and Frostbite Music Festival.
In 2010, I hitch-hiked 600 km with a camera, backpack and guitar in tow to Dawson City, Yukon.
I spent 4 1/2 months living in a one-room miner's cabin, working at an old-timey photo studio, and documenting stories of the north in my spare time. This is one of those stories.
Also, Jon Ostrander is one of the most under rated Canadian songwriters. So listen up.