Sundays – We’re back! Live music in the park all Summer long, featuring…
July 25th – Mike Watson
Mike Watson began cutting teeth at the legendary King Eddy Hotel and has since opened directly for Huey Lewis & The News, placed in the semi-finals in Memphis for the 2018 IBC competition, and has just released a new album with his band The 6L6’s. Whether acoustic or electric, or electric with a full band, you will be enthralled with joyful noise.
Deep, soulful music with singing slide guitar and evocative vocals that speak to another time while keeping a foot firmly planted in the modern. A hybrid not yet experienced yet is still familiar.
August 1st – Ruth Purves Smith
Ruth is a veteran of the live music world. Having been weened on the six-night-a-week touring bands, trenched in the short skirts & big hair war, and toured much of the western world; she is a master of story and song. Her compelling lyric and restless, rhythmic sounds captures her audience completely.
Ruth is a story-telling, adventure rich songstress that captivates audiences both young and old with her tales and song from a wealth of living.
August 8th – Tim Williams
Tim Williams’ career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Robat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim.
His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley… and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson.
August 15th – Natalie Inga
Natalie Inga is a deep soul always searching for light in the dark places. You can hear this in her rich guitar parts and the sweet vulnerability and power of her voice. Pensive and playful, folky and fierce, this songbird takes audiences for a ride in her live performance. Listeners often pick out the Joni Mitchell influence.
Natalie is the confluence of opposing traits; humour & wit, pensive tenderness, and bold audacity – featuring songs that journey from celebratory to thoughtfully poignant to call-to-action.
August 27th – Tom Phillips (FRIDAY PERFORMANCE) at 7:00pm
Calgary, Alberta Band leader. Honky-tonk hero. Even soundtrack writer for a book (a Canadian first, for a Will Ferguson novel.) Survivor and singer of cautionary tales. You want it, you got it from Tom Phillips, whose career’s turned itself inside and out so often that he appears to be a shape shifter.
An esteemed statesperson of the Calgary music scene, Phillips earned his laurels over decades. He recorded with Gordon Lightfoot’s band in Toronto before releasing several albums, both live and in studio, with his legendary long time honky-tonk band The Men of Constant Sorrow (MOCS).
August 29th – Finley McDowell
September 11 – TBA (SATURDAY AUTUMNFEST PERFORMANCE)