2017 Press

Calgary Folk Music Festival: The Cactus Blossoms get a Twin Peaks push

Posted by Eric Volmers on 27 July 2017

Calgary Folk Music Festival: The Cactus Blossoms get a Twin Peaks push Jack Torrey and Page Burkum of the Cactus Blossoms. NATE RYAN Page Burkum should really have a good story at the ready about how his band was discovered by filmmaker David Lynch. Or,...

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Calgary folk fest: Barney Bentall gets the ‘gang’ together, set to release a new record

Posted by Mary-Lynn Wardle on 26 July 2017

Calgary folk fest: Barney Bentall gets the ‘gang’ together, set to release a new record barney credit Mark Maryanovich Steady, tuneful, classy, classic — during nearly four decades of making music, singer-songwriter Barney Bentall has held that course. Raised in Calgary (he attended Western Canada...

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Calgary folk fest: Five questions for The Cactus Blossoms

Posted by Mary-Lynn Wardle on 25 July 2017

Calgary folk fest: Five questions for The Cactus Blossoms cactus nate ryan Page Burkum from Minneapolis, sibling, dark-country duo talks about Nick Lowe, expectations and where the act is headed on its musical journey. It’s been quite a year for Minneapolis duo The Cactus Blossoms,...

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Calgary folk fest: BADBADNOTGOOD

Posted by Mike Bell on 24 July 2017

BBNG hires1 ConnorOlthuis Bassist for acclaimed Toronto jazz-based act knows what it takes to make a playlist for the sizzling months of the year. S’all good, man. Life in the world of Canadian electro-jazz oddballs BADBADNOTGOOD continues to fall in the win column — or...

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Heading out to the Calgary Folk Music Festival? Here are five things to watch for

Posted by Eric Volmers on 23 July 2017

Music lovers bask in the sun at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. ARYN TOOMBS / P Overwhelmed by the number,  variety and occasional unpronounceable names of acts playing this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival? We’re here to help. Dozens of performers from around the...

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Calgary folk fest: Dave Alvin and intimations of immortality

Posted by Mike Bell on 21 July 2017

Calgary folk fest: Dave Alvin and intimations of immortality dave and phil alvin7604hi res Photo By Jeff Fasano Veteran California singer-songwriter reconciles with his brother Phil to pay tribute to the music that led them both to their Blasters past. Born in Downey, California,...

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City and Colour among headliners for this year’s Calgary folk fest

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 April 2017

  It’s Canada’s 150th birthday so of course the Calgary Folk Music Festival will be joining in on the festivities this year, with a large percentage of headliners familiar and beloved ones from the Great White North. Barenaked Ladies, City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, Basia...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival Performers For 2017

Posted by Eric Volmers on 22 April 2017

  Frontman Dallas Green of City and Colour. JACK BOLAND / TORONTO SUN/QMI AGENCY There is always a certain amount of strategy that goes into programming music festivals. But sometimes things just fall into place. Take this year’s lineup for the Calgary Folk...

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'A lifelong goal;' Yolanda Sargeant joins Calgary Folk Fest 2017 line-up

Posted by Aaron Chatha on 17 April 2017

'A lifelong goal;' Yolanda Sargeant joins Calgary Folk Fest 2017 line-up Yolanda Sargeant, with her signature sunglasses, is one of six Calgary bands joi ‘I put on the sunglasses and know it will be okay’ The pre-show It’s two minutes until show time and...

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