Shared event: ELIZA GILKYSON / GRETCHEN PETERS (Texas/ Tennessee) The Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles.
Singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters is well-known for composing hits for performers like Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray, Neil Diamond and others. She has won the Country Music Association Song Of The Year for "Independence Day". She is rapidly becoming known now as a wonderful performer herself.
THE STEEL WHEELS (Virginia) Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.
TWIN BILL: EILEN JEWELL BAND (Massachusetts) Eilen Jewell is an American singer-songwriter, currently based in Boston. Her music is a mixture of Americana, country, folk and other styles that she has acquired from extensive travelling around the U.S.A. "We're loving Eilen Jewell.....smoky vocals and swinging rhythms." OK! Magazine.
ENNIS (Newfoundland) With a Juno award, a SOCAN award, multiple ECMA and Music NL awards and nominations, Maureen and Karen Ennis have performed in Australia, The Middle East, Europe, America and Canada, accumulating 3 gold records along the way. ENNIS is a dynamic, original duo with a unique, contemporary voice, flavoured by deep roots and Celtic traditional Newfoundland influences. ennismusic.com
ALBERTA NIGHT:This night is our ANNUAL FOOD BANK DRIVE.
Opening Act: 100 MILE HOUSE 100 mile house offers up heartfelt songs, elegant, spare arrangements, and some of the most polished and touching live performances we saw this year - Katherine Duncan, Key of A - CBC.
PEAR The dynamic duo of Lynae and Denis Dufresne anchor this outstanding group that features soaring vocals, award-winning musicianship and over-the-top energy.
DUANE STEELE TRIO Duane's pure voice and natural stage presence make his live shows a must see. Fans relate to his lyrics and song writing style.
MADISON VIOLET (Ontario) If the Indigo Girls and Lucinda Williams had a love child (or two), and they were Canadian, they would be Madison Violet. Roots-inspired up-tempo melodies, beautiful and breathtakingly vocals, sweeping, personal lyrics, their musical roots go deeply into past decades, yet stay undeniably contemporary.
TWIN BILL: APRIL VERCH (Ontario) This internationally renowned Ottawa-Valley-born fiddler, expressive singer, songwriter and step-dancer brings massive talent, dynamic excitement, charm and humour to the stage, spreading joyful energy and foot stomping vigour.
DEL BARBER (Manitoba) Del Barber is an independent folk, folk rock, Americana, and alt-country singer-songwriter and musician, Barber has been nominated for a Juno Award and won two Western Canadian Music Awards for Independent Album of the Year and Roots Solo Recording of the Year.
THE ARROGANT WORMS (Ontario) Whether singing about the ‘Last Saskatchewan Pirate’ or their rural salute, ‘I Am Cow’ (hear me moo, I weigh twice as much as you) – the Worms are always there to help us take ourselves, and life, less seriously. With two decades of enthusiastic performances behind them, The Worms continue to baffle audiences with the age-old question: Are they comedians who sing or musicians who are uproariously funny? You decide.
BTU (Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich) (British Columbia) Three veteran musicians team up to create a supergroup. Barney Bentall, originally known for his platinum-selling hits with the Legendary Hearts - now capturing audiences with his acoustic performances and compelling song-writing. Tom Taylor, a singer, songwriter and guitarist in the tradition of the classic troubadour (and a member of Vancouver cult band She Stole My Beer). Shari Ulrich, whose music has been part of the west coast scene forever; whether with the Hometown Band, Pied Pumkin, UHF or as a solo performer. Together they are BTU, and great.
DAVID FRANCEY (Ontario) In concert, David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following. David Francey is a three-time JUNO award winner.
TWIN BILL: SUZIE VINNICK & RICK FINES (Ontario) "Two of the warmest, most wonderful souls I know. Rick and Suzie are the quintessential Canadian musicians - magnificent songwriting, beautiful harmonies laid over memorable melodies, all delivered with a down-home approach." Brent Staeben, Artistic Director, Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.
THE NADAS (Iowa) Folk-rock lifers, the Nadas present heartland roots featuring their trademark close harmonies and high-energy playing.
Bow Valley Music Club presents a limited run CD featuring Alberta Artists showcasing at the 2014 International Folk Alliance
Available from GoToAGig.com and Heritage Posters and Music Inc. 1508 - 11 Ave SW Calgary AB 403.802.1846