Logan Staats was born on the Six Nations Reserve and was raised in the nearby town of Brantford, Ont. Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens, playing the guitar and harmonica. Staats’ haunting and distinct voice have given him opportunities to share the stage with artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola and Mumford & Sons.
Staats is an accomplished, multi-nominated and award-winning artist. Forever a student of great music, he enjoys jamming, collaborating and learning from his contemporaries and other recording artists. Staats’ live performances juxtapose his raw emotionality with a high level of self-possession and control. Staats’ songs are a product of passion, compulsion and tireless musical commitment — and entirely his own. Armed with his guitar and harmonica, he has transitioned from running the weekend bar circuit to playing sold-out venues across Canada including his favourite venue, the Sanderson Centre, in his hometown. Staats is passionate about his family, his music and his community and hopes to inspire Indigenous youth through song.