At first blush, there doesn’t seem to be much connection between Alberta’s Peace Country and the Mississippi Delta. With a debut album that sets evocative stories of northern life to a backdrop of honest and gritty blues-rock, Ghostkeeper makes that link undeniable and unforgettable. Children of the Great Northern Muskeg is the product of a long journey, one which began in High Level and the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement. Inspired by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Robert Johnson, self-taught musicians Shane Ghostkeeper (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Sarah Houle (drums, vocals, songwriting) travelled south to Calgary to follow their artistic muses. While Shane and Sarah’s lyrics focus on the everyday truths of life in a remote Metis community — family, work, spirituality, the burdens of the past — they nevertheless have a universal resonance.