Watch: The Grapes of Wrath play NWT fishing derby

Last modified: April 7, 2019 at 10:04pm

Canadian rock outfit The Grapes of Wrath returned for their third Yellowknife performance on Saturday – this time, with a twist.

Veterans of Folk on the Rocks in 1990 and 2013, the band played a sold-out show at the downtown Top Knight on Saturday night.

However, before that, they graced less familiar surrounds during a guest appearance on the ice at the NWT Arctic Anglers’ third annual family fish derby.


Joining more than 100 teams taking part in the derby, The Grapes of Wrath played two tracks on Prelude Lake.

Watch the band’s performance of What Was Going Through My Head, originally released in 1990, below.

“Down in deep inside, I am safe,” the lyrics to the track read in part. The group denied a report the song’s working title had been Ode To A Lake Trout.

“There’s a happy ice-fishing song,” the band exclaimed as they tried to warm their fingers in a windchill of around -15C.

The Grapes of Wrath played Yellowknife in the first show hosted by YK Rocks, a group working to bring “establish acts” to the city on a regular basis.


Three other shows are planned for this year, though details are still to be finalized.