Rhythm and Roots
The Travelling Mabels
Saturday, October 9, 2021
A folk/country group from Southern Alberta, Eva, Lana, and Therry come together to bring music with melodious harmonies and humourous lyrics. Together with Keith Floen, they play originals as well as old favourites of country/roots.
John Wort Hannam
Saturday, October 16, 2021
In 2001, roots/folk musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Eighteen years later, with a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, he’s got a new energy fueled by a new band, a new sound, and a ton of new songs.
Over the Moon
Friday, November 26, 2021
Over the Moon group features Suzanna Levesque and Craig Bignell, award winning vocal and multi instrumentalists. Their music is a wild ride from 40’s sounding western swing to Appalachian old-time and cowboy blues. Simple and sweet, all of their music has a common thread that speaks of the Canadian west.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Jenesia’s sound is a rare combination of string mastery, provocative vocals, and a talent for tasteful harmonies. This musical act offers a tantalizing combination of jazz, blues, folk, and rock in their “modern-meets-vintage pop musicality.”
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Oscar Lopez’s Latin guitar groove makes him a standout on the world music stage. Oscar easily incorporates jazz, roots and pop sensibilities into his music as he collaborates with other musicians.
Pharis and Jason Romero
Friday, March 25, 2022
The sound of their two voices together is quietly show-stopping with a powerful dose of the early country and folk they so dearly love. They are passionate teachers and folk music lovers; Pharis is Artistic Director for Voice Works, (a workshop for singers) and Jason teaches all styles of banjo playing, especially old-time three finger playing.
Lonesome Ace String Band
Friday, April 1, 2022
The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music. There’s a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this. These three Canadians are each journeyman musicians and veterans of some of Canada’s top roots music acts.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Storytellers in song, Horizon Ridge is a group of multi-instrumentalists and seasoned vocalists reputable for their intuitively tight harmonies and pitch-perfect a cappella singing. Coming out of Calgary, Alberta this group plays festivals, clubs, galas and concerts in Canada, the US, and UK.
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