Known simply around town as BEAVER,
Jonathan Sheppard was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland but now calls Montreal home.
Beaver Sheppard makes low-fi songs with his guitar and pieces of drum kit lying around his apartment. Beaver’s live performances are epic, intimate, heart-warming and sincere.

Sheppard evolves through the widescale friendships and relationships he easily creates with everyone and everything in his immediate surroundings. He exists supremely in the 'real' world with the love of fine food, good company, spontaneity, people, laughter, party and adventure.

Accompanying his music, Beaver's drawings depict manic landscapes and hybrid creatures. His images are often elated with eroticism and touches of fantasmal colours, lines, curves, and scribbles that suggest life and being. Travelling between minimal, with floating bodies and vacant spaces, and the complex, with furrowed forms amassed into dense structures, his images teeters to extremes.
Beaver has played over a 100 shows
and shared the stage with:
Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Billy Childish, Smog, Elisse Weinberg, Pat Jordache, Rae Spoon, Daniel Johnston, Xiu Xiu, Frog Eyes,
Think About Life and many others...
Big Small: BEAVER
directed by TIM KELLY for Pop Montreal
Beaver Sheppard: LUMP SUM video
Country: AFRICA Live @ Silver Door
Upcoming shows, exhibitions and releases.
NEXT SHOW
ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING
MONTREAL
Previous Releases
YOU CAN
ONLY CONTROL INSTINCTS
WHEN THEY COME
EHSE Records
Baltimore
A collection of some of my favorite 4-track moments.

OG
Self Released
Montreal
Recorded by Arlen Thompson at Mount Zoomer and funded by Pavillion Projects.

LIVING WITH
WOMEN AND CARS
No Weapons
Montreal
Super-produced with Collis Browne
Out now! Click here to buy!
LIVING WITH WOMEN AND CARS



OG



OG Track 1

Montreal Mirror Review November 3, 2011

This local gourmet cook and party face is also a great singer-songwriter and sort-of poet. His latest LP, which took three years to complete with fellow musician Collis Browne, consists almost completely of improvised songs recorded on a four-track before being "super-produced." With guitar-riffing reminiscent of Nick Drake (only in a weirder and catchier space-folk way), his signature high-pitched voice and inventive use of sounds like car engines and snores, this one gets better every time.

9/10

Trial Track: "Beaver Became a Fish"

(Shawn Thompson)
YOU CAN ONLY CONTROL INSTINCTS WHEN THEY COME

Instincts Track 1

ART
Recent drawings and other things.