Adam Dobres | Salmon Run: Exclusive Premiere

The Vancouver guitarist shares a vibrant preview of his upcoming album Kin.


Adam Dobres makes a Salmon Run in his vibrantly energetic new single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.

The first preview of the Vancouver guitarist’s upcoming album Kin, the intricately woven Celtic-folk instrumental showcases Dobres’ exceptional six-string skills with its flashy fingerpicked fretwork, while its buoyant energy and fast-paced flow creatively mimic the annual spawning run that lends the track its title.

A gifted guitarist with a natural talent at telling stories with his music, Dobres fuses a rich organic sensibility with an almost-exotic sense of space and melody. On his latest album, he guides us on a musical journey with melodies that weave captivating stories of joy, struggle, courage, longing, and love. With Kin, Dobres builds upon his self-titled 2017 solo debut, which garnered him critical acclaim along with a nomination for Instrumental Artist Of The Year in the West Coast Music Awards, while his song Orca’s Jig was nominated for Best Roots Recording at the Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Over the past 20 years, Dobres has toured extensively around the world as a guitarist for a variety of groups, including The Wailin’ Jennys, Toni Childs, Pierre Schryer, Dermot Byrne (Altan), Daniel Lapp, Dustin Bentall and Ridley Bent. With The Ruth Moody Band, he opened for Mark Knopfler in 2013 and 2015, performing eight shows at Royal Albert Hall in London. Dobres has also appeared on the acclaimed radio show Prairie Home Companion with The Wailin’ Jennys and played on their latest album Fifteen, which topped the bluegrass charts and earned a Juno Nomination in 2018.

In 2019 he and Pierre Schryer released the Celtic/world music album Mandorla, which was nominated for Folk Album Of The Year and World Music Album Of The Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Instrumental Album Of The Year at the West Coast Music Awards. He also released the holiday album Silent Night in 2019.

Check out Salmon Run above, hear more from Adam Dobres below, and connect with him at his website, Facebook and Instagram.