The Silkstones - lush ambient art-rock

The Silkstones - lush ambient art-rock

Performing Friday October 19th at 7:00pm

$10.00 cover or, pay-as-you-can
http://www.thesilkstones.com

The Silkstones are composed of Ryan Phillips, Dylan Jerome Wagner, Joel Gray, Christina Prakash and Skyler Bjorn Benoit-Jones.  

Ryan Phillips founded The Silkstones while living on Silkstone Close in Lethbridge, AB when attending the University of Lethbridge. The first album "RECORD MACHINE" was written in 2014 when the band was formed around these songs comprised of original members including Ryan Phillips (vocals & guitar), Rus Andrew (lead guitar) and Blake Lowry (percussion & engineer).

Dylan Jerome Wagner joined the band in November 2015, followed by the Silkstones release of their single with acclaimed Canadian songwriter and producer Leeroy Stagger “House On Fire”[2015]. The band then moved on to release their sophomore EP titled “HER” in 2016; a trial of multiple music styles and a more collaborative approach amongst all band members. “HER” gave The Silkstones their first Western Canadian tour and received local press for its release. 
"[The Silkstones album ["HER"] ultimately creates a catchy but also quite substantial sound, and one that could easily become both definitive and successful."
Jordan Hodgins : Bucketlist

With the departure of Rus Andrew at the end of 2016 and the additions of Skyler Bjorn Benoit-Jones and Megan Brown (vocals & violin) the group narrowed their focus and self produced their full-length album titled, "THE WORLD BEGAN WITH A YES" [2017]. The Album went on to get the band further acclaim and another Western Canadian tour followed.
"As I close my eyes and dream of summer road trips, the perfect playlist to accompany the long stretches of road is being curated. Thanks to The Silkstones latest release, The World Began With A Yes, my search for the quintessential summer album may be over."
-Monica Lockett : Beatroute

Always expanding the band has grown to include Christina Prakash on bass and electric guitar player Joel Gray.  

The band is currently touring Alberta and writing their most ambitious project to date. The Silkstones hope to extend their touring to Eastern Canada and continue to push the boundaries of their writing and live performances.

Medicine Hat Folk Club Singer Songwriter Night

Singer / Songwriter Night

Cafe Verve
Singer / Songwriter Nights are held at Café Verve, and will be open earlier for supper until 7:00pm, snacks and beverages will be available throughout the evening.

Sign-up for performers at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5.

Our evening begins with a performance by Songwriters who have signed up before the show. Songwriters are given 15 minutes or 3 songs, two of which must be original compositions. Performances are followed by our FEATURED SONGWRITER who ends the evening with a one hour set.

Featured Songwriter details, and other Songwriter Night special events can be viewed above in upcoming performances.

The atmosphere is informal and supportive - perfect for singer songwriters from novice to professional who want to try out new material. Contact Ron for more information at songwriters@mhfolkmusic.com.

New Ground; fantastic Celtic-folk collaboration between Claryssa Webb and Ryan Duga

New Ground; fantastic Celtic-folk collaboration between Claryssa Webb and Ryan Duga

At The Verve

DATESaturday, July 14, 2018

TIME7:00 pm – 9:30 pm MDT

WHERECafe Verve Medicine Hat
1775 Dunmore Road SE

EVENT TYPEOne-time Events

TYPE OF EVENTMusic

REGIONSouthern Alberta

CITYMedicine Hat

DESCRIPTION

$10.00 donation is suggested but pay as you can
New Ground is a fantastic Celtic-folk collaboration between Claryssa Webb and Ryan Dugal-both incredibly talented and trained musicians!
Claryssa is on fiddle and vocals and Ryan guitar and vocals , these two wonderfully combine in vocals and musicianship.
This incredible, family friendly duo ( based out of Kitchener, ON ) thrills audiences with their excellent mix of originals and cover songs!

Zach Kleisinger: Larissa Tandy:

Zach Kleisinger: Larissa Tandy:

DATETuesday, July 24, 2018

TIME12:00 pm – 2:00 pm MDT

WHERECafe Verve Medicine Hat
1775 Dunmore Road SE

EVENT TYPEOne-time Events

TYPE OF EVENTMusic

REGIONSouthern Alberta

CITYMedicine Hat

DESCRIPTION

Beating a path across Canada last year, these two Vancouver songwriters made fans from Victoria to Montreal and every major city in between during an epic 2 month tour. Since then, Tandy relocated to Nashville, writing for, and with, some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists, while Kleisinger recorded and self released I Hope its Calm, Then - his most accomplished work yet. The pair are scheduled for 20 dates across Western Canada this July.

Entry is free, but tipping musicians is suggested. 

About Larissa Tandy:
Hailing from rural Australia, Larissa came up from the underground of Melbourne’s world class music scene, mining her difficult life for potent stories and spinning them into songs that made their way onto radio in America, the UK, and Canada where the CBC ordained them as “songs you need to hear”.

Filtering the urgent poetry of Patti Smith and the untamed cool of Liz Phair, Tandy is carving her own path in the world of modern americana. With blazing showcases at Americanafest and Folk Alliance, her momentum continues to gather. Her acclaimed debut The Grip spent 4 months in the US Americana charts and reached number 2 in Canada. She recently made the move to Music City Nashville as the recipient of the prestigious Nashville Songwriter Residency, where she now lives and works as an in-demand songwriter.

“as forthright and profound as artists like Janis Ian or Toni Childs.. melodies as accessible as the best of Carole King or Fleetwood Mac" RHYTHMS

“Exquisite.. 4 stars” SPILL

“Larissa Tandy is a gem, a hard cobalt blue crystal” BEATROUTE

WEB: www.larissatandy.com

About Zach Kleisinger:
This young, crooning troubadour from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan has spent the last three years on the road, taking his Dylan-esque, folk infused blues to every bar he could find between Vancouver and Montreal. His earnest optimism, poetic musings, gravelly baritone and tasteful guitar playing have won him an audience, show by show, and song by song. With his new EP, I Hope It's Calm, Then, Kleisinger comes of age, showcasing his mature songwriting and sonic muscle.

“Zach Kleisinger invokes artists like Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson, even hints of the boss, in an utterly contemporary, yet timeless, offering” – NMS

Web: www.zachkleisinger.com

Open Mic Night November 10 — Café Verve

Open Mic Night November 10 — Café Verve

OPEN MIC NIGHT - Featuring: Kevin Peters, Clay Jar, Strange Crew, and more.

Come in early to sign up to play a ten or fifteen-minute set. Sing, read, recite, act or whatever is family friendly.

(open mic recurs every second Friday of the month).

Myc Sharratt’s latest, 2016 Vancouver Island Music Awards Album of the Year nominated

Myc Sharratt’s latest, 2016 Vancouver Island Music Awards Album of the Year nominated

Thursday Sept 28 at 7 Pm

Cafe Verve

Armed with an arsenal of bluesy guitar licks that hit like aged whiskey and a smoky sweet voice that could be bottled for backyard barbecues, Myc Sharratt crafts songs that draw from the heart, the working man, the dreamer.
Sharratt’s latest, the 2016 Vancouver Island Music Awards Album of the Year nominated, “Cellar Door” is a tribute to his late mother and father. The craft of songwriting is clearly appreciated and respected by Sharratt in this timeless yet ever present collection of tunes. 
“Cellar Door” began tracking in North Vancouver with, Juno award winning producer, Ryan Stewart. The pair previously worked together on Sharratt’s first two albums “Incomplete” and “Blueprint”. The latter album earned Sharratt 5 Vancouver Island Music Award nominations including a win for Male Vocalist of the Year. 
His third effort “Six Feet Above” is a live album recorded in his hometown of Nanaimo. It drew a VIMA Songwriter nomination and a Top 20 nod for 104.3 FM ‘Sounds of Summer’ radio contest. Sharratt’s memorable and soulful live act has brought him across the globe. It was during a tour across the pond, that production of “Cellar Door” continued, in Ireland, with Lisa Hannigan band alum Gavin Glass. 
Sharratt co-produced the majority of the album back home, with Todd Dunsmore, in a converted stone cathedral into home studio. The surroundings perfectly suited the honest and organic songs Myc Sharratt writes and performs.

music online at www.mycsharratt.bandcamp.com

Open Mic. Night

CafeVerve is hosting "open Mic. Night" every second Friday of the month

7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm

 

Kyle Church , Friday July 21 At 7:00 pm, With Brother Mose

Kyle Church , Friday July 21 At 7:00 pm, With Brother Mose

Kyle Church is a singer-songwriter from Medicine Hat, Alberta. In early 2017 he released his debut single, “Time to Be Found”, followed by a 7 song EP called “To Live Again”. “To Live Again” is a collection of songs that tells the stories of the beautiful things that can come out poor circumstances.