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100 Mile House

Joe Nolan

Mike Dunn (with band)

Alex Vissia

The Willows (Acapella Trio)

Samara Von Rad and band

Dig A Pony

Fat Dave

Darryl Matthews

Jesse and the Dandelions

Swear by the Moon

Lilith Fair (Drag Queen)

Samara Von Rad

Samara Sedmak, Also known as Samara Von Rad, is an emerging singer/ songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. A girl and her guitar, with her folk/ rock styling’s and comedic between song banter she has captivated many a room, and is now making her venture to the studio to create the take home version for her fans.

A prolific songwriter, Samara first performed her original songs in a talent showcase in Byron Bay, Australia in 2005. Winning a spot in the best of show, Samara discovered her love for sharing her songs with the world. In 2007 she attended film school in Red Deer, Alberta, as an Actress. Samara composed original songs for the short films “Zut” and “The Votive”, and shortly after graduating was back on the singer/ songwriter stages of Edmonton. Her first solo show at Hulbert’s Cafe sold out to an enthusiastic crowd. She then began performing with other local Edmonton artists to packed houses at various venues around town and has acquired a loyal and devoted fan base. She is mostly seen as of late rocking out with her band: Samara Von Rad and her Band of thieves.

Joe Nolan

While it’s not every day that a songwriter makes it from the shadows of open mic nights to the high wattage, real deal scene, Joe Nolan’s old soul lyrics and striking vocals suggest that the odds of breaking through are in his favour. Joe Nolan’s distinctive and intimate vocals stack the deck. From theramin tremors to raw howls, his range of expression reaches extremes. He delivers bandaged fragility and raw rage with equal impact. The songs are fervent, pressing and intense, attuned at once to the world of youthful melodramas in which Joe, an artist in his early 20s lives, and an older, deeper level of human experience. Insight into the latter has nothing to do with age. The strength of his debut record, Goodbye Cinderella (2011), earned a nomination for Canadian Folk Music Award Emerging Artist of the Year, a record deal, and a chance to record in Nashville […]

100 Mile House

Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay, plus multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot, have shared their unique brand of original transatlantic folk at shows and festivals near and far. Their beautiful harmonies, rich arrangements and captivating lyrics make their sound truly distinctive. The new 100 mile house release, Wait With Me, is their third full-length album, packed with the lyrically driven roots tunes that gained this band a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond. Debuting at No.1 on CKUA across Alberta, the album is nominated for a WCMA for ‘Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year’ and the song ‘London’ just won the coveted Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, the second time the band has walked away with the prize. This haunting and highly personal song collection is the follow-up to hollow ponds, their award-winning 2011 release. hollow ponds won the Edmonton Music Award for Folk/Roots Album […]