Performing in 2017: Block Heater!
Previously Performed in: 2015
When Calgary music audiences bid a final, sad farewell to native sons and masters of orchestral folk Beija Flor, hope sprung eternal that the talents of the van Kampen brothers would prove too insistent to lay low for long. That hope was answered in S.A.V.K., Stephen A. van Kampen's eponymous (sort of), vibrant and impressive current incarnation. Formed of family members, old friends and Beija Flor alumni, S.A.V.K. is intimate and grandiose: the simple expression of the inner life of a complex man. S.A.V.K.’s albums are truly exquisite and thoughtful, a coming of age for van Kampen, his brother Paul, and their bandmates. S.A.V.K. shows that sometimes a tearful goodbye is just a prelude to a brighter tomorrow. LS/FF