For the fifth edition of the ‘Electric Barn’ Series at Whyte Avenue’s URB PRK, we have programmed a lineup featuring three esteemed songwriters beating down new pathways in their music careers. Edmonton’s Eva Foote has returned to her home city to release her latest album, ‘Funeral Walking’ on August 29th at the The Needle Vinyl Tavern alongside Lyra Brown and Bramwell Park. Calgary-born turned Edmo resident, Kurt Loewen is the frontman of the multidimensional traditional folk dance outfit, the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will be performing a solo set at Cafe Mosaics ahead of RR Pegasus, a new musical direction by Steven Young of Laser Cake and Body Waves.
Saturday, August 20 >>> Eva Foote >>> 6pm
Eva Foote is lilacs personified – summery vocals, soft harmonies. lyrics laced with hope and nostalgia. Edmonton is home, but now lives in Montreal, Quebec where she studies theatre.
Saturday, August 20 >>> Kurt Loewen >>> 7pm
Kurt Loewen formed the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra a decade ago – they are are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling. They’ll weave their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.
What happens when you gather at a house beside the lake, for the music and the meals and the daily walk with the dog to the sea? When you lose a lover or become one, when you get married, and when you have to leave? Here is the song that will tell so much more than the words: sing of the things that burn brighter and work hearts harder, with melodies that linger salient as memories, too haunting to forget.
LOVE is an album about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. What makes The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s love songs unique is that it collects differing experiences into one harmonized narrative, teasing apart the layers and revealing how hard good people work to be good to each other. It’s an album that speaks to the consequences of love in its many forms, seeing it as both sugar and lemons, suggesting that to have one without the other would make the recipe incomplete.
Saturday, August 20 >>> RR Pegasus >>> 8pm
RR Pegasus is the new music persona of Steven Young, front man of Calgary pop group Laser Cake. Although on hiatus, LC has a tight regional following, performing select shows in support of they’re 2016 single, Superstitious.
Saturday, August 20 >>> DJ LeeBoyes >>> 4-6pm