Tag Archives: Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary’s got Soul in the City

Soul Town Cow Town became Soul Town on Saturday night at the Calgary Festival Hall. The Inglewood venue, in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival, hosted Soul in the City: Volume 2-A Seat at the Table, one of a series … Continue reading

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Boots & The Hoots: All hat and plenty cattle

  Maybe the idiom, all hats and no cattle, comes from Texas. Some might have heard it uttered from the lips of J.R. Ewing, a fictional character in the TV series Dallas that appeared first in the late 1970s but … Continue reading

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Into The Dead South in Southern Alberta

Dirty Country Point camera on the face, on a farm track. Hitch up the cello and start whistling. That’s the opening shot of The Dead South’s fabulously popular video (over 35 million YouTube views in just over a year) of … Continue reading

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Morbid songs to dance to: Cold Specks at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Fainting show stopper It might be the first time that playing doom soul in public resulted in fainting. That was one of the episodes during the performance of Cold Specks at the Commonwealth Bar & Stage in Calgary on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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A dark lab of musical exploration: LA timpa at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

It was a throw-back to my days, well-passed, of working in a dark room, developing photographs the old way. Chemicals, spiraling rolls of film and the red safety light to work under. The austere lighting at the Commonwealth Bar & … Continue reading

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Songs from The Deep Dark Woods

Hanging from the Rafters From a look upwards at the exposed, pretty ceiling of Calgary’s Festival Hall in Inglewood, Calgary, I doubt you could hang from the rafters. A pity, given all the seats were filled and music lovers and … Continue reading

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Bellflower to pick at Calgary Folk Music Festival

As the end of July comes around, it’s time once again for the Calgary Folk Music Festival to turn over Prince’s Island into a smorgasbord of music from around the planet. One of the most exciting thing about being there … Continue reading

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