2009 Reviews

Growing it at home, Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, May 9

13 May 2009

The word "homegrown" doesn't always have to sound like an apology. The word "homegrown" doesn't always have to sound like an apology. It's not always an expectation-lowering qualifier. And, in fact, sometimes it can be an indicator of great things to come and of an appeal...

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Folk fest unleashes lineup, Lisa Wilton, Calgary Sun, May 13, 2009

13 May 2009

A legendary country star, a cerebral indie pop band and a Celtic songstress are just a few of the acts who will grace the mainstage at this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival. A legendary country star, a cerebral indie pop band and a Celtic...

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Decembrists, Page, Campbell headline folk fest, Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald, May 13, 2009

13 May 2009

The Calgary Folk Music Festival announced the lineup today for its 30th anniversary event, to be held July 23 to 26 at Prince’s Island Park, and the list is ripe with standouts. The Calgary Folk Music Festival announced the lineup today for its...

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Calgary Stampede, Folk Music Fest preparing bids for fed tourism funding

8 April 2009

Calgary Herald. Gwendolyn Richards, April 7, 2009 The federal government will inject $100 million into the country's tourism industry with an eye to attracting more visitors to major events--a measure that has local organizations hoping for a cut. Through the two-year program, organizations can...

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Great Big Sea find inspiration and collaboration at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

5 March 2009

GBS and Hawksley Workman join forces From [Here] magazine: "Fortune's Favor, while still Celtic in nature and close to the band's roots, includes a few more rock-inspired songs than usual. "This is by far the most rock 'n' roll record, and we're coming off...

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Buzzing the truth: A real life Calgary fable

5 February 2009

FFWD Weekly, Drew Anderson, February 5, 2009 DETAILS Buzz Job! The True Story of Cal Cavendish Ironwood Stage & Grill Thursday, February 5 - Friday, February 13 Does the truth matter? Calgary is built on tall tales. They give extra height to...

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The crazy tale of the Mad Manure Bomber plays city stage

4 February 2009

Calgary Herald, Heath McCoy, Jan 31, 2009 There’s no denying the sheer wackiness of the Cal Cavendish story. It’s the ridiculous, rebellious, decidedly Albertan tale of the Mad Manure Bomber, as he was dubbed in this very newspaper. The hotheaded country artist who, on...

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Cal Cavendish, April 11, 1975

3 February 2009

CALGARY HERALD, JANUARY 30, 2009 Land a crippled plane in the Hudson River and you're a hero. But take to the skies to dump 100 pounds of manure and 100 copies of your latest record on downtown Calgary and the cops will take you...

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No protest for this BuzzJob! stunt

3 February 2009

By LOUIS B. HOBSON, SUN MEDIA David van Belle is taking a shot at revisiting one of Calgary's more colourful protest stunts. Back in 1975, local musician Cal Cavendish loaded his single engine plane, took off from the Springbank airport and dumped 100...

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Musicians got the rodeo covered: Local bands reinterpret Weezer, Bjork

8 January 2009

Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, January 8, 2009 Kenna Burima bristles on the other end of the phone. Audibly. "Well, I would like to stop you right there," Burima says with mock terseness, "and possibly discuss your lingo and lexicon." What the musician is...

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