Vancouver’s Wooden Horsemen release the video for “It Don’t Matter” from their recently released album, Past Lives. “It Don’t Matter is a reflective analysis of the erosion of truth in modern times, exacerbated by the media and manipulated at will by those in positions of power. An angry acknowledgement that we’ve arrived at a dead end.” says Steven Beddall. Those ideas are illustrated in their new video with vintage footage gathered and edited to tell the story.The band has a couple of upcoming Vancouver tour dates, see below for full routing.
The band has gone through a full transformation since their introduction to the scene as a folk 3-piece in 2013. Singers Steven Beddall and Missy Cross’s woven harmonies remain at the core of the band’s sound, however the foundation has shifted from delicate acoustic strings to a brassy, electric 7-piece blues-rock outfit. 2016’s EP Sentient gained attention within the Canadian college radio circuit and charted in CBC Radio 3’s Top 20 for four weeks following its release, as the band became a staple in Western Canada’s festival circuit.
Their new album, Past Lives, stands both as a fiery testament to the American South, and an acknowledgement of the intimate relationship between music and spirituality. Influenced by Alan Lomax’s ‘American Patchwork’ series, tracks such as “I’ve Been Changed” and “You Better Mind” aim to harness the raw spirit of gospel while maintaining the band’s signature modern rock n’ roll sound.  Swampy, sweaty and downright dirty blues mix with ethereal harmonies and a blazing horn section, resulting in a gritty, powerful, and ultimately unforgettable live experience.
Band Members: Missy Cross, Cole Graham, Steven Beddall, Paul Clark, Joseph Lubinsky-Mast, Owen Connell
Photo credit: Scott Little