Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Avett Brothers: Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full of Promise

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When we were at the Calgary Folk Festival last year, we had the chance to catch the Avett Brothers' show. It was energetic, beautiful and dynamic. One of the best shows I've ever been to. Wish we'd been able to book them on the show, but they were in and out of town in a flash.

Dan Mangan - Robots

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When we were in Calgary, we had the pleasure of meeting Dan Mangan, a Canadian singer-songwriter who's starting to make some inroads here in the States. He's exceedingly charming, and we managed to catch most of his set at the Folk Fest, too. Above is his single, currently burning up Canadian college radio, "Robots."

St. Vincent, Singer-Songwriter: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
St. Vincent

The Sound of Young America was in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, four days of performances and workshops from folk, indie, rock, country, and blues musicians.

The singer-songwriter Annie Clark, performing as St. Vincent, sat down with us before performing at the festival. She got her start playing guitar for The Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Stevens' touring band, then struck out on her own, playing almost every instrument on her debut album, Marry Me. In 2008, Clark won the PLUG Independent Music award for Female Artist of the Year.

Clark's most recent album, Actor, is a striking blend of beautiful vocals, orchestration, and distorted guitar.

Corb Lund, Country Singer-Songwriter: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Corb Lund

The Sound of Young America was in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, four days of performances and workshops from folk, indie, rock, country, and blues musicians. Here’s the first of our interviews and live performances from the festival, with Alberta’s homegrown country singer-songwriter, Corb Lund.

Corb Lund is a musician and third-generation rancher from Alberta, Canada. He played for over ten years as part of punk band The Smalls, and now brings some of that irreverence to writing roots-country music about his own experiences and those of his ancestors on the Canadian prairies.

Lund has received the Canadian Country Music Association's Roots Artist of the Year for six years running, and also been honored by the Canadian Independent Music Awards and the JUNO awards.

You can find him singing stories of rodeos, gamblers, and the Canadian West on Losin' Lately Gambler, his latest album.

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