Feb 112015

In 1949, Canadian folk icon Wade Hemsworth paid tribute to his homeland with “The Black Fly Song” (though any lyric that says “I’ll die with the black fly a-pickin’ my bones in Northern Ontario” is a dark tribute indeed). Doug Paisley lives in Toronto, but as a fascinating SPIN profile last year revealed, does a lot of his writing in an off-the-grid cabin up north. So for a new Exclaim! TV session, he paid tribute to Hemsworth’s tribute, covering “The Black Fly Song.” Continue reading »