March 1st: Folk Alliance and Calgary
March 1st?! When did that happen! We're almost recovered from a glorious weekend at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, from unbelievable musical performances, spectacular BBQ and staying up all night with the Canadian contingent to watch the gold medal game, it was a memorable weekend all round. Thanks so much to Bow Valley Music Club for their amazing support once again. We saw so much good music and came back with so many great discs its hard to pick our favourites but below are some of our highlights if you're looking for some new music. All the way from the UK to right here at home in Alberta all of these acts left an indelible mark on our hearts.
This month we're going to be spending a lot of weekends down in our second home of Calgary so come say hi if you're in town. Starting tonight at Wine Oh's celebrating Chronograph Records Stephanie Hutchinson's 30th birthday!
February 19th: International Folk Alliance and International Songwriting Contest
Tomorrow morning we head out bright and early to the International Folk Alliance in Kansas City. This is our third year heading to FAI and we're looking forward to another weekend of late nights and great music. If you're going down here's our schedule, come say hi!
Thursday @ 1:00am Alberta Room Rm 544
Friday @ 2:00pm Alberta Room Rm 544
Friday @ 3:00- 4:00pm Breakout West Showcase ITR Rm 530
Friday @ 12:30am Folk Music Canada Rm 534
Friday @ 1:30am Breakout West Showcase Rm 530
Friday @ 3:00am Sonicbids Room Rm 708
Saturday @ 2:00-3:00pm Breakout West Showcase ITR Rm 532
Saturday @ 7pm Official Showcase washington Park Place 3
Saturday @ 10:30pm Alberta Room Rm 543
Saturday @ 11.30pm Canada Gold Rm 540
We also found out yesterday that 'better, still' was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Contest, we were honured to be included, finalists announced next week!
February 5th: Edmonton Music Awards
We were excited to find out that we were nominated for 4 Edmonton Music Awards today!
Album of the Year and Folk/Roots Recording of the Year for Wait With Me
Single of the Year for Last Call
Group of the Year
Congrats to all our friends for their nominations, we're honoured to be in such good company! We feel so lucky for the continued support of Wait With Me. The full list can be found here.
We will also be on Soul of the City on CJSR tomorrow lunchtime from 12pm-1pm with Alex Vissia to discuss the fundraiser this Monday at The Wunderbar for our trip to Kansas City for the International Folk Alliance. Tune in here.
January 10th: Happy New Year
Happy New Year to you all! We hope your first week of 2014 has gone well and that you haven't been too hard on yourself if you've already broken some of them resolutions.
2013 seemed to be a struggle for a lot of us, but the one thing that kept putting a smile on our face were the shows we played, the people we met and the relationships that seemed to grow stronger throughout 2013. From PEI to Vancouver Island, we played more shows than we ever had before. We played to 32000 people at Macmahon stadium and to 3 people in Val Des Monts and each night we considered ourselves lucky that we got to share these songs together and with you. Thanks to everyone who came to a show, listened with an open heart, shared the songs, said a few kind words, made fun of the way I say Banana and gave us a good meal, bed to sleep in and animals to cuddle with.
We hope 2014 treats you kindly and we look forward to seeing some of you throughout the year, our next show is:
Saturday 18th January at The Northern Lights Folk Club here in Edmonton