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Run As One

My Story

by (author) Errol Ranville

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
Jun 2021
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    Jun 2021
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Errol Ranville has been running all his life: from chronic poverty and racism in rural Manitoba; a discriminatory music business; alcohol and drug addiction; and the responsibilities that come with being regarded as a role model. Though Errol has faced seemingly insurmountable barriers as an Indigenous performer in a predominately white music business, his band C-Weed & the Weeds released several #1 songs and went on to score JUNO nominations in 1985 and 1986. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2011. In his memoir Run as One, Errol embraces the role of trailblazer for the countless musicians that follow his path.

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Errol Ranville is one of twelve siblings who grew up in poverty in&nbsp rural Manitoba. He rose to fame with a National #1 hit song in 1980 and went on to record a total of twenty albums over a span of forty years in the entertainment business. Errol is recording a new album of original songs and working on a screenplay for a made-for-TV movie of his life. He never sleeps, it seems.&nbsp

Editorial Reviews

"This is the story of how C-Weed became a legendary name in Indigenous music. Run As One traces the perseverance, heartbreak and inspiration that led Errol Ranville from extreme hardship to singing the soundtrack of so many of our lives." - Wab Kinew, author of The Reason You Walk

"Winnipeg musician Errol Ranville's autobiography, Run as One: My Story is a compelling and honest account of his life's ups and downs." - Winnipeg Free Press

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