Kurt Loewen is a songwriter and multi instrumentalist currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. He has spent much of his career in music writing, performing and traveling with The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra. Â His debut solo record,Â Heavy & Low, is a collection of songs about relationships; love, change, and moving on. Â A sonically disparate album compared to previous projects,Â Heavy & LowÂ is a candid and frank offering speaking to the challenges and beauty in the connections we hold close.
Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer from Kitchener. His award winning songs explore the highs and lows of love, injustice, and the marbled mess of the human condition. Whether heâ€™s playing to a living room or an amphitheatre, Richard brings clever songs and a sly sense of humour to inspire solidarity, hope, and change. If youâ€™re looking for the latest incarnation of world-changing, foot-stomping, and heart-filling folk music, see Richard Garvey.
2000 shows across Canada, 14 consecutive appearances at Artswells Festival and 10th year since he became a local to Wells BC. Joey hasn’t been playing music professionally for nearly 2 years now so you might not want to miss this rare short show. Don’t worry, he can still put on a killer performance. Life changes you, instead of touring for music he’s been fighting forest fires while based out of Kamloops. When he’s home he’s a proud member of the Wells Volunteer Fire Brigade and is always a Level 3 First Aid attendant (if you need help this weekend). No one writes a forest fire song like Joey does, few can pull off a funnier set and no one but Stompin Tom himself ever sounded more Canadian. He’s a Canadian country music icon by his own right.
Road-living and Road Loving, the Rail Birds bring old-time Country grace and Silky torch-songs wrung from the Canadiana Songbook and filtered through campfire-light and Train Yard bliss. They’ve seen every province and territory and have a tale to tell and a song to sing. Charming and full of joy, the Rail Birds will put a smile on your face and shuffle in your step.