Down by the bayyy, where the watermelons growww. Back to my homeee, I dare not gooo. For if I dooo, my mother will sayyy...
Okay so Royal Canoe might be getting to SXSW via van versus canoe, but a girl can dream right? We got a chance to chat with Bucky Driedger, the band's singer-guitarist (bottom center) and he gave us the low-down on these Winnipeg boys.
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If You Find Yourself Typing 'Soul Meets Body' by Death Cab for Cutie in the Personals Section Then I Have Some Tracks for You
I first met TJ on a beautiful island named Koh Rong in Cambodia. The water was crystal clear and I didn't have a care in the world. That island brings back such wonderful memories and I was lucky enough to hear TJ sing. He serenaded myself and several other hostellers on a boat across the ocean while we watched the sunset. His talent was so obvious and he was magnetic to be around. Now TJ is following his dreams and trying to make some noise with his singing and songwriting abilities. Check out 'Reckless Abandon' from his debut album Treasure Map. The album is set to release in January but you can preorder it on bandcamp. Enjoy my friends. -Rayray
The Calgary Collection is an exploration of folk music. Through anecdotes, acoustic performances, and opinions of Calgary's brightest musicians, The Calgary Collection answers the question "what is folk music?" Created by Mike Tod and Gillian McKercher, The Calgary Collection is made for music enthusiasts and casual listeners alike by showing folk music's importance in our social history.
Every day for 1 week, from October 19th until October 26th, The Calgary Collection is releasing a new 5 minute video that features a local folk musician. The Calgary Collection gives a voice to the underground folk music scene and provides a platform for Calgarians to connect with these exceptionally talented artists. This project reminds me how important it is that we continue to support the local music and arts scene right here in Calgary, and that's why I was so happy that Nenshi got voted in as Mayor again because we both share this opinion. So, get off your couch, and get involved in you community by supporting local artists and checking out some live music this weekend. I promise you won't regret it.
Ps. for an awesome up-to-date calendar of ALL live performances happening in Calgary, check out: YYC Shows!
Since I recently posted about Buffalo Tales it made sense to show Sam Buckingham some love. These two singers are currently touring Western Australia and are doing a fabulous job. Hopping around the coast of their home country they have lots of shows for listening ears. In between their booked shows they're even giving fans the opportunity to host house parties with Sam and Buffalo Tales as the live entertainment. If you live in Perth, Sydney, etc try to find a house concert near you and catch this dynamic duo in action. Here is Sam Buckingham and her lovely lines.
-Radmille aka Rayray-
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