Richard Flohil’s War Stories regales us with tales from the road. Join us on Tuesday February 16 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (MT) as Flohil leads Block Heater artists Cris Derksen, Lucette, Lorrie Matheson and 100 mile house in a fun conversation about the joys and perils of being a touring musician. Access is pay-what-you-can with a Block Heater ticket.
RIchard Flohil is a Canadian music promoter, publicist, former Mariposa Folk Festival artistic director and journalist based in Toronto. Flohil now runs a public relations company, Richard Flohil and Associates. Flohil has hosted the always entertaining War Stories panels at previous Calgary Folk Music Festivals.
Lorrie Matheson is a Calgary-based singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Chock full of insightful, acerbic wit and driven by the need to call it as he sees it, his reputation as one of Calgary's best extends well beyond Alberta's provincial borders.
100 mile house are the Edmonton-based husband and wife folk duo, Peter Stone and Denise MacKay. Their effortless harmonies and timeless, critically acclaimed catalog of songs is a testament to their two decades of making music together.
Juno-nominated Cris Derksen, originally from Northern Alberta, Canada, is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. Derksen braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music.
Lucette is the moniker of Canadian artist Lauren Gillis who self-describes her music as “country infused dream-pop.” Her two albums vary from dark folk and southern gothic tales to what Rolling Stone describes as “a bold expansion of Lucette’s melodic sensibilities… that avoid the rootsy clichés of Americana music.”