About Captain Tractor
The Music – After years of skirmishes near the borders of roots, pop, punk and rock, prairie revolutionaries CAPTAIN TRACTOR combines it all into an unmistakable, completely original, utterly infectious, and energetic pop sound (folk-pop-celtic-punk-rock, if you must).
The Works – More than 60,000 units sold. Each of Captain Tractor’s commercially released albums have hit the “Indie Gold” mark of 5000 units several times over, with East of Edson at more than 20,000 units – we’re sure it’ll go gold by the year 2020. In addition to the sizeable body of recorded work (see Discography and Hoserista Box Set), Captain Tractor has made six videos, all of which received airplay on MuchMusic. The videos and a 17 minute film by Joel Stewart (starring members of Captain Tractor and the Mike Plume Band) called Three Bucks American are available on a compilation called Inconsequential Things. Captain Tractor and long time collaborator Jeremy Chugg released a CD-Rom called Bus Madness in 1995 and has had its own url since 1994 for www.captaintractor.com, a site created and maintained by our tireless fans. As if all this wasn’t enough, Captain Tractor even mounted a play, Diamond Studs, a musical comedy about the Life and Death of Jesse James.