Grass Stain Sessions Ep. 3: My Father’s Son

Hillary Watson

July 31st, 2020

The Grass Stain Sessions is a video series that explores the sense of human connection music and art provide. The videos feature musicians sharing two songs and telling a story.

My Father’s Son, an indie folk group with roots in London and Toronto, ON, melds together intricate lyrics with the richness of simplified, acoustic sound. Singer/songwriter Mark Kulmala is joined by Paul Meadows (Uisca Beatha, The Beauties) on the recording of their first full length album ‘Heart of Wood’. The album’s themes of fleeting innocence, love’s lost and found, determination, and the simple beauty of the landscape are sure to resonate with listeners. Having played in varying bands, in a variety of genres, over the years this endeavour sees a paired down amalgamation of lived experiences, both personal and musical, poetically creating emotionally complex but subdued, reflective songs. An air of storytelling colours the music with sentimental and wholly relatable verses that immerse the audience in the beauty of shared experiences.

From festivals, to large halls, to living rooms — My Father’s Son has shared the stage with some of Canada’s best artists, including: Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Tim Baker, Dylan Menzie, Joey Landreth, Craig Cardiff, NQ Arbuckle, Zachary Lucky, Belle Star, SloCan Ramblers, Carl Dixon (April Wine, The Guess Who), Skydiggers and Damhnait Doyle.

A photo of Ontario-based musician My Father's Son, who splits his time between London and Toronto. My Father’s Son has shared the stage with some of Canada’s best artists, including: Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Tim Baker, Dylan Menzie, Joey Landreth, Craig Cardiff, NQ Arbuckle, Zachary Lucky, Belle Star, SloCan Ramblers, Carl Dixon (April Wine, The Guess Who), Skydiggers and Damhnait Doyle.
A photo of Ontario-based musician My Father's Son, who splits his time between London and Toronto. My Father’s Son has shared the stage with some of Canada’s best artists, including: Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, Tim Baker, Dylan Menzie, Joey Landreth, Craig Cardiff, NQ Arbuckle, Zachary Lucky, Belle Star, SloCan Ramblers, Carl Dixon (April Wine, The Guess Who), Skydiggers and Damhnait Doyle.

The Grass Stain Sessions is presented by Last Draft Inc., a London-based personal brand management and content writing company that aims to amplify authenticity online.

We see ourselves in each other and by sharing narrative and personal experience, we have the opportunity to empathize and understand one another. Through The Last Draft, our team looks to create a virtual space for artists to share their work from their own environment. Stories can be shared through a multitude of mediums and the Grass Stains Sessions is a stage that has been set to take viewers into artists’ backyards, histories, and imaginations.


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Hillary Watson

Illustrator behind Last Draft’s instagram art and organizer of the music video series, Living Room Sessions. Member of London-based group The Pairs.