“Prayer for Ruby Elm”


Today, John K. Samson releases the original May We Grow film version of “Prayer for Ruby Elm.” He will also embark on a US tour starting October 13 in Florida supporting Craig Finn & The Controllers.

The artwork for this track was inspired by John’s hometown, Winnipeg, which has the largest population of elm trees in North America. Winnipeg battles the dreaded Dutch elm disease by locating trees that are already infected, spray-painting them with an orange dot, and then sending crews out to cut them down in the hope that the disease won’t spread to other trees.

In 2013 director Erika MacPherson asked John to write a song for her film May We Grow, about interconnectedness, life and death, and the global forest, told through one of those condemned elm trees in front of her house in Winnipeg. John wrote “Prayer for Ruby Elm,” which later appeared on his 2016 solo album Winter Wheat.

“Prayer for Ruby Elm” DJ Co-op Remix

Fall Tour w/ Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers


10/13/17 — High Dive — Gainesville, FL — TICKETS
10/14/17 — City Winery — Atlanta, GA — TICKETS
10/15/17 — City Winery — Nashville, TN — TICKETS
10/16/17 — The Ready Room — St. Louis, MO — TICKETS
10/17/17 — recordBar — Kansas City, MO — TICKETS
10/18/17 — Turf Club — St. Paul, MN — TICKETS
10/20/17 — Triple Rock Social Club — Minneapolis, MN — TICKETS
10/22/17 — Cactus Club — Milwaukee, WI — TICKETS
10/23/17 — City Winery — Chicago, IL — TICKETS
10/24/17 — The Shelter — Detroit, MI — TICKETS
10/25/17 — Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto — ON, Canada — TICKETS
10/27/17 — The Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom — Buffalo, NY — TICKETS
10/28/17 — Milkboy Philly — Philadelphia, PA — TICKETS
10/29/17 — Rock & Roll Hotel — Washington, DC — TICKETS
10/30/17 — City Winery — Boston, MA — TICKETS
10/31/17 — City Winery — New York, NY — TICKETS

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