Braeden Gates

May 26th , 2018
Braeden Gates

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

EDMONTON – There’s a wide-skied, blue-eyed optimism in the words of Braden Gates. His quick witted, fast-picked, friend-folk songs start from the heart and work their way to the sleeve in a trail of family anecdotes and street corner romances.

Gates himself is a soft-spoken, clean-cut Edmonton boy, with a keen ear for the quirks of the everyday. At the tender age of 24-years-old, he’s releasing his third full-length studio album, Much Rather Be Sleeping. But more about that later.

Gates is a prolific live performer, playing around Edmonton and Western Canada, recently springing to Calgary for a few sets at Wide Cut Weekend. He often sits with his audience, swapping between guitar and fiddle, cracking jokes as he plays. There’s a polish and wisdom to his words that fit well beyond his years, likely due to his heavy catalogue that puts most songwriters to shame. In addition to studio albums, Gates often records on his home computer webcam, throwing new and familiar songs to his friends and admirers. This past year, he put out six volumes of material via the Edmontone Demo Series, so named after studios where they were recorded.

Gates self-describes the series as “demo-y, weird, eccentric things.” In his effort to hone his craft, the series found Gates “playing around with the creative process a little bit,” a result of “[becoming] a little bit obsessive with songwriting last year.”

Playing and writing often has helped polish his work, but he still finds value in the studio process

Saturday May 26th, 2018

Bardic Form is an acoustic Progressive World Folk instrumental group from Edmonton, Alberta, who blend folk, Latin, dance and classical music into a high-energy and unparalleled performance. Rising from an impromptu living room jam in 2010, Justin and Reece have been performing together as a dynamic and high-energy acoustic guitar duo, and captivating audiences ever since. Weaving together intricate melodies with a sophisticated grace, Bardic Form performs painstakingly crafted original compositions that are as dynamic and varied as their influences. Audiences find themselves quickly captivated by their musicality, on-stage chemistry and humour, and the sheer joy that they exude doing what they do. Following the release their latest EP “Cambio” and after receiving standing ovations at the Edmonton Folk Music and Canmore Folk Music Festivals in 2017, Bardic Form have expanded their roster with the addition of renown percussionist Allyson Macivor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and are gearing up to unleash their sonic experience on the world.

Monday February 6th , 2017
Kayla Luky

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

Sunday April 22nd, 2018

Friday August 17th, 2018

September 14th , 2018
Sweet SantaFe

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

Friday June 29th, 2018

Sean Burns

The Carbons are a groove rock trio from British Columbia Canada that’s been built to entertain audiences through loud vibrations and excessive flailing. Currently recording their full length debut album, they will soon have the music they enjoy hearing and grooving to,  available for delivery to your ears with love.

April 22nd , 2018
Sean Burns

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

August 17th , 2018
The Carbons (tent)

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

June 29th, 2018
Bardic Form

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

Sean Ashby


July 27th , 2018
Sean Ashby

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

Friday July 27th, 2018

Sean Burns is proud to announce the upcoming independent release of his fourth full-length album, Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks, on March 9 2018. Inspired by legends such as Ray Price, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Bush, the album was recorded at Hillside Hideout, at Alexander, MB and Tres Mariachis in Nashville, TN. 
Produced by Canada’s guitar wizard Grant Siemens, and recorded & mixed by Scott Franchuk (JUNO and Polaris Prize nominated Engineer), the album features Sean's band Lost Country (Joanna Miller, Bernie Thiessen, Grant Siemens) with heavy hitters Big Dave McLean, Chris Scruggs, and Harry Stinson lending their talents as well. 
See the Schedule for a list of upcoming dates.

 

Touring relentlessly from one end of Canada to the other and across the United States, Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter Sean Burns taps into the bittersweet spirit of the road and then spins it his way with a blend of electric and acoustic guitars and a soulful harmonica.

Sean's music captures the grittiness of the road in the stark, down-to-earth style of an authentic storyteller and will resonate with fans of Americana, Folk, Country and Blues alike.

Bardic Form

Chances are, if you’ve had a radio on today you’ve heard his guitar playing. As one of North America’s go-to guitarists, Sean Ashby has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delirium, Ginger (former Grapes Of Wrath),and many more. Ashby, is a singer /songwriter/guitarist/producer who released his debut album “Brass and Gold” on Black Sparrow/Universal in April of 2008. 

Brass and Gold , Sean’s first solo outing after 10 years as leader of the award winning band Jack Tripper, was an eclectic record which showcased an impressive musical palette. The album received favorable reviews in important Canadian publications such as Exclaim magazine and the Vancouver Province, and received airplay on college radio and across the country on CBC radio.

McLachlan’s guitarist on the original Lilith Fair, as well as the Mirrorball and Afterglow albums , Ashby appeared with her on“Just Like You (Cats In The Cradle)” for D from Run DMC’s solo CD. Also with Sarah, he received two 4 x platinum US discs and one diamond Canadian disc for studio and live CD’s. He has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, SNL and David Letterman three times, as well as other major TV shows. Sean’s guitar playing has appeared on CD’s with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far.

October 13th , 2018
S.P.C.A. Fund Raiser

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

R.S.V.P. necessary 


 

The Carbons

THE COOLEST UNDERGROUND MUSIC VENUE IN KAMLOOPS, BC