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‘CANADA’S BALLADEER’ Wiz Bryant

“Wiz Bryant’s concept to write songs for and sing the re-enactment of Canada’s popular history is both excellent and timely. It also shows the kind of foresight which will be cherished by Canadians for many generations to come. When it comes to song writing Wiz Bryant is a virtual fountain of inspiration. His talent, drive and innovative ideas have made him one of our better known and greatly respected advocates of all that is truly Canadian.”

– Stompin’Tom Connors

“No artist has a longer track record or a more consistent performance on environmental issues than Wiz Bryant. He has been talking and singing about the pollution issues long before they became the news item of the day. He is a songwriter who has the gift of touching a nerve in the ear of everyday folk. Do not miss the chance to hear this rare and precious artist. He is making a major contribution to Canada’s culture and music.”

– Henry McGuirk Country Music News

“Wiz Bryant’s patriotic songs are entertaining, challenging and inspirational. He is an artist who celebrates his country with enthusiasm. Wiz was a vital part of our Salute To Canada telecasts and it has been a pleasure to have been associated with him”

– Rev. David Mainse 100 Huntley Street

“Wiz Bryant has been a popular entertainer for many years and his songs and music are well respected throughout Canada. I worked with Wiz on his Wandering Canada Television series and was impressed with his fine understanding of television writing and pacing. He has a natural ability to tell a good story and to get his ideas across. He also has a good grasp of Canadian history. Wiz is tireless and enthusiastic, he is an excellent educator, a commanding communicator and a great entertainer!”

– Jay Mowat Executive Producer CBC Television Documentary Unit

“Wiz Bryant is a brilliant lyricist performer. His songs about Canada’s folk heroes should be heard by all”

-Louie Del Grande Drama Producer CBC Television “Seeing Things”

“Wiz Bryants lyrics on great Canadians of yesterday and the beauty of our landscape arouse curiosity and pride. In his own exuberant way with guitar and voice he is helping us to appreciate Canada’s rich diversity. He is battling barriers of distance and indifference with folk songs, a painless and pleasant way to know Canada better.”

– John W. Fisher O.C. CBC broadcaster and personality

“Whether picking or plucking, singing or talking Wiz Bryant has that certain magic that totally entertains audiences and attracts crowds. Recognition and even fame is coming Bryants way as he is gaining the admiration of both critics and audiences around the country.”

– Andy Juniper, Sentinel Review

“His music is simple and forthright, his words evoke powerful and eloquent images. When he speaks about his country, his manner becomes sure and intense.”

– Teresa Pagnutti, Northern Life

“Wiz Bryant sells Canada the way other people might sell toothpaste, cars and real estate. The hard sell approach all the way. But while some salespeople don’t always believe in what they are selling, Wiz has an absolute faith in the Canadian land and its people.”

– Suzanne Tausig, London Free Press

“Folksinger Wiz Bryant is a man with a message, a storyteller with something to say.”

– John Wilkinson, Scarborough Mirror

“No one could possibly fall asleep or not listen to Wiz Bryant’s lyrics and music. His talents could best be described as powerful, spine-tingling, and toe-tapping. And it makes you smile. What else can one ask for!”

– Emoke Smith, Aurora Banner

“He is a Pisces, a dreamer, and in many of his lyrics there are dreams of pure water and untrammelled bush and endangered birds that strive against all odds. I’m hoping the dreamer will stay with the dream.”

– Martin O’Malley, Toronto Star

“In a powerful voice that rings with conviction and switches easily from haunting ballads to footstomping tunes, Bryant brings out bits and pieces of our country’s rich heritage. The British Columbia native performs a rare kind of show.”

– Bill Whitlaw, Belleville Tribune

“The singer, songwriter is a talented balladeer in the true sense of the word. His style can best be likened to a hyprid of early John Denver and Bruce Cockburn delivered with the gentle voice of a Keith Carradine.”

– Kinneret Haimes, Cobden Sun

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  • “Wiz Bryants lyrics on great Canadians of yesterday and the beauty of our landscape arouse curiosity and pride. In his own exuberant way with guitar and voice he is helping us to appreciate Canada’s rich diversity. He is battling barriers of distance and indifference with folk songs, a painless and pleasant way to know Canada better.” John W. Fisher O.C.
    CBC broadcaster and personality