Pigeon Lake Music Festival - Mulhurst Bay
Saturday, August 4 until August 5th at
473008 Range Road 10
Mulhurst Bay, AB
Featuring: The Stampeders, Harlequin, Wintersleep, Elliott Brood, The Royal Foundry, Nuela Charles, Close Talker, Jaydee Bixby and more.
Single day tickets $75 and $112 for a weekend pass. Early bird pricing in effect NOW with better rates.
KIM BERLY, RICH DODSON AND RONNIE KING, were one of Canada's top rock groups in the early 70's, having won Juno Awards in the categories 'Best Group,' 'Best Single,' 'Best Producer' and 'Best Composer' for their platinum single, SWEET CITY WOMAN. Their other hits include CARRY ME, DEVIL YOU, WILD EYES, OH MY LADY, THEN CAME THE WHITE MAN, MINSTREL GYPSY, PLAYING IN THE BAND, HIT THE ROAD JACK, NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY MORNING CHOO CHOO and KEEP ME RUNNING WILD, to name just a few.
Hailing from Calgary Alberta, the Stampeders went on to become a household name between 1971 and 1976, with four songs reaching Top-30 in the U.S and ten Top-5 singles in Canada. They recorded nine albums, many achieving gold and platinum status. SWEET CITY WOMAN has since become a classic and a standard in the world of pop music. In a recent poll, it was voted one of the Top-10 most-recognizable songs of the 70's.
With over Five hundred and fifty (550) reunion concerts to their credit and a brand-new live album, “Live At The Mae Wilson” (MPL-CD-11001) on Marigold Records/E1 Music, to the delight of their dedicated fans old and new alike, THE STAMPEDERS ARE BACK!
Harlequin has been in existence since the mid seventies and began their recording careers in New York at The Record Plant with Jack Douglas, legendary producer of John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Blue Öyster Cult, The New York Dolls and Patti Smith to name a few.
They have toured across North and South America to great reviews and appreciative fans.
They still enjoy major airplay on the radio and are featured prominently in many a classic rocker’s music collection.
If you’ve never seen a Harlequin show you owe it to yourself to see why they are still around after more than three decades.
Wintersleep are a Canadian indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started out as a side-project, eventually turned into one of the most popular live shows in Atlantic Canada. Wintersleep came together in 2001 and members include Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D'eon, Jon Samuel, and Mike Bigelow. Their music style is rooted in indie rock and has ambient and occasional shoegaze elements. Performances have been described as "entirely honest" and deeply moving" with "captivating ambiance". While playing live, the band attempts to make the listener as much a part of the music as the band themselves by encouraging everyone to sing along.
They were nominated for two Juno awards in 2008 and took home one of them: Alternative Album of the Year, and New Group of the Year (which they won).
The Great Detachment, Wintersleep's sixth LP and first with Dine Alone Records, is very much an introspective work, both conceptually and thematically. Of course, it delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known - the beautifully orchestrated arrangements anchored by haunting, almost hypnotic vocal melodies; however, the way those arrangements were approached and the poetry they relay are very much the product of some self-(re)discovery.
Elliott BROOD is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band's five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album "Days Into Years". Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song "West End Sky" that was featured in the film "Grown Up Movie Star". Their style has been called everything from 'black-grass' to 'death country,' but those descriptions don't capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music. In the fall of 2017, the band released their sixth full-length studio album "Ghost Gardens" via Paper Bag Records.
The title "Ghost Gardens" alludes to a phenomenon whereby the perennial gardens of houses and buildings having been abandoned or forgotten for years or even decades, continue to grow and reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers' absence.
Elliott Brood's "Ghost Gardens" began with the rediscovery of lost demo songs from a decade and a half earlier, the beginning of the bands career to be exact. The misplaced hard drive had long been forgotten in a garage, just sitting dormant in an old suitcase. The recordings were demos and rough pencil sketches of song lyrics and melody ideas. Not often in life does a band get to step back in time to rediscover their lost younger selves and get to amend or alter that existence, in an odd way this is the band rediscovering their former selves while simultaneously being years wiser both musically and lyrically.
The Royal Foundry
The Royal Foundry make the kind of up tempo folk pop that comes from harmonious alignment. It makes sense, then, that band members Bethany and Jared Salte are married. As the duo write music inspired by their marital life along with life lessons and challenges, they embark hand-in-hand, creating thought provoking lyrics, mesmerizing melodies, and a charming, unforgettable chemistry.
Canadian sass-pot Nuela Charles is cocked, locked and ready to be shot onto the world stage with a soulful voice that may one day Hill the Amy Winehouse-shaped holes in everyone’s hearts. Her latest album “The Grand Hustle” is the ultimate comeback story. You live, you learn and you fight for what you want. This, the second album from singer/songwriter Nuela Charles, is the culmination of four very transformative years of discovery, love, loss and recovery.
Charles released her debut album "Aware" in late 2012 and has since gone on to win numerous awards and go on to be nominated for countless more. Five years after its release "Aware" shows no signs of slowing down, with songs still being picked up on CBC Radio 2, and being placed in various TV shows. The album’s saxy and sexy "Unfortunate Love" has been earning regular spins on LA’s Tastemaker radio station KCRW. And songs such as "Crash," "Final Round," "Unfortunate Love" and "Good In Me" have been appearing in TV shows on VH1, Family Channel, W Network, CityTV, MTV and Showtime,respectively.
Nuela Charles. One part soul and another part pop. With twelve TV placements under her belt from her previous release "Aware," and more recently the recognition of new single “Crumbling Down” being premiered via the uber coveted, Fader, the comparative citations along the likes of Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Adele are rather well-earned.
Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention from revered and critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Close Talker is a band born and raised in the Canadian prairies, made up of childhood friends Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Christopher Morien. Since becoming a trio in the summer of 2015, the band has now honed their craft, creating a more vast and iconic sound that is turning heads and drawing crowds around the world.
Close Talker is set to release their latest recording Lens April 21, 2017 through Nevado Music (worldwide) and DevilDuck Records (Europe). The 10 song LP showcases the band’s maturity and poise, while entering new realms of pop sensibility. Produced by Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, Waking Eyes) and mixed by Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire, Local Natives), Lens unleashes musical talent and precision without sacrificing the raw energy, homegrown feel, and vulnerability of the band’s acclaimed live show. The more subtle track ‘Afterthought’ received high praise and regular rotation on NPR’s World Cafe, stating the song is “as intimate as it is earnest... it's expansive and as a result, an invitation to lean right in.” While Lens remains an energetic and urgent blend of rhythmically driven grooves and spacious indie rock, the band continues to evolve as one of Canada’s most innovative and, according to Q Magazine, most exciting exports.
Over the course of the band's existence, Close Talker has constantly refined their approach to music, composition, and poetry, focusing more on content that pries while still remaining accessible. Writing and recording Lens during the harsh desolate prairie winter lead the band to new depths of creativity while still trusting instincts and simplicity. Lens is to be experienced in a linear, introspective light, as the lyrics illustrate the sober bias (lens) towards one's social life. Loaded with heavy drums, thick keys, and always-special guitars, rivalled only by sincere vocals, the band has now entered a state that forges an earnest expression from every vantage point. For Close Talker, Lens marks a new chapter: creating music more authentic than ever before.
Jaydee Bixby is a country singer from Canada who rose to fame with a second-place showing on the reality show Canadian Idol. Born on August 14, 1990, in Drumheller, Alberta, he got his musical start in a band comprised of family members, including his mother and father. In 2008 he successfully auditioned for Canadian Idol with the song "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and garnered a reputation on the show for performing similarly far-before-his-time songs, including four Elvis Presley numbers. He also showcased a passion for country music, performing songs by John Michael Montgomery ("Sold [The Grundy County Auction Incident]"), Conway Twitty ("It's Only Make Believe"), Lonestar ("Amazed"), and Johnny Cash ("Ring of Fire"). Though he ultimately finished behind winner Brian Melo, Bixby was awarded a recording contract with Her Royal Majesty's Records and proceeded to release the full-length solo debut album Cowboys and Cadillacs. Featuring the hit single "Old Fashioned Girl," the album proved popular in Canada, topping the country albums chart and breaking into the overall Top Ten.
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