At just 18 years of age, Lucas Chaisson has a strong grasp of who he is musically. Known for his creative rootsy spins on pop tunes, it is Lucas’ original material that defines him. Described as folk, roots, blues and country, he joins his eclectic tastes and musical mannerisms together with his soulful voice and a lyrical knack far beyond his years.
Lucas has been well received in his home province of Alberta and across Canada. His first release, entitled No Loitering, earned him a nomination for “Young Performer of the Year” at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and invitations to many of the country's most prestigious festivals, including the Edmonton, Canmore and Winnipeg Folk Festivals. More recently, he was chosen as one of 22 Alberta artists to represent the province at the annual International Folk Music Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. There he was declared a “must see” on the prestigious Folk DJ List. Lucas’ third release Growing Pains was released on June 12, 2012 at the Ironwood Stage in Calgary to a packed house.
His skilful, percussive guitar style, insightful lyrics and honest vocals keep audiences engaged and wanting more. Although in the business a relatively short time, Lucas’ drive and passion for music is spreading quickly.
The term "old soul" is over used, but it's literally the case with this clever young tunesmith. His lyrics are mature, well crafted and interesting. His vocal styling is akin to that of Brett Dennen and Ron Sexsmith; his performance style is reminiscent of a young Neil Young. When he's on stage, he is exactly where he is supposed to be.
North of Here is Luke, Caleb, Will, and Ian. Playing a great variety of covers of popular folk/indie/alternative music, as well as developing their own debut album of original music. Rich harmonies, great chemistry and strong instrumentation are a large part of their upbeat performance.
Sean is an up and coming musician and songwriter. With a raw sound and some intriguing topics he is a musical force.