Gonzo Okanagan Presents Saturday night at The Grateful Fed!
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
• Calla Kinglit (8:45 PM – 9:15 PM)
• Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire (9:30 PM – 10:00 PM)
• Mariel Buckley (10:15 PM – 10:45 PM)
• Digawolf (11:00 PM – 11:30 PM)
• Wolf Willow (11:45 PM – 12:15 AM)
Artist bios below!
Calla Kinglit – Saturday, October 13 – 8:45 pm–9:15 pm. The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, sponsored by Gonzo Okanagan.
Calla Kinglit is a musician, songwriter and poet who draws inspiration from the awe of wilderness and exploring the human experience. In 2018 she released her debut album comprised of songs written while living as a researcher in the Congo Forest Basin, exploring the vast and redemptive beauty of her home base in the Yukon wilderness, manoeuvring through landslides in the Himalayas, and contemplating the spiritual journey of one small being. Calla’s music is characterized by haunting melodies combined with deep wilderness based lyrics. She is a multi instrumentalist, primarily writing on warm hollow body electric guitar. Calla’s first singles have been on rotation on CBC North. In 2017, Calla received standing ovations for performances at Atlin Arts and Music Festival and Dawson City Music Festival, and placed in the top 25 in CBC Radio’s Searchlight competition. “The appeal of this song [God River Waltz] is borne in Calla’s strong vocal range, both immovable and light, weaving and situated on her band’s stripped-down instrumental composition. The song has a classic sound carrying with it memories of the Canadian folk tradition, while announcing an exciting new voice. Calla will be one to watch.” — Louis Calabro, Canadian Screen Awards/Prism Prize.
Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire – Saturday, October 13 – 9:30 pm–10:00 pm. The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, sponsored by Gonzo Okanagan.
The exploratory and adventurous music of Franco-Albertan Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire is an organised chaos. Her vivid lyrics, and the melodies that carry them, create folk-poetry with notes of rock, beatnik and at times a little country. Through an authentic and natural stage presence, she invites audiences to journey between laughter and sighs, with her light anecdotes and intimate avowals.
Through her participation in events such as the Festival en chanson de Petite Vallée in Gaspésie, the Coup de coeur francophone in Montreal, the Rencontres d’Astaffort in France and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, she has become a seasoned musician.
Four time nominee and two time winner of a Western Canadian Music Award, Ariane is a prominent figure in both the English and French music community of Western Canada. This past summer, Ariane was accepted into the artist in residence program at the National Music Centre in Calgary.
Whether performing for a small crowd in a coffee shop, or on a large outdoor stage for events such as Canada Day and New Years Eve, Ariane invites us to kick off our shoes, and delve into her poetic, quirky, and touching universe.
Mariel Buckley – Saturday, October 13 –10:15 pm–10:45 pm. The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, sponsored by Gonzo Okanagan.
Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative. Poignantly raw lyricism and thoughtfully arranged melodies are carried by her timeless vocal delivery – to create a listening experience both unique and captivating. An emerging live performer, with opening slots for k.d. lang, Daniel Romano and Hayes Carll, combined with an impressive list of Canadian Festival appearances, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome. She’s been hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind… Throw in a little Townes Van Zandt mixed with Joan Jett and you’ve got a listener who’s going to grab a lot of people’s attention who are disillusioned with country’s offerings as of late.” Currently set to release her sophomore album “Driving In The Dark” (produced by Leeroy Stagger) in May of 2018, Mariel Buckley’s skills as a singer-songwriter and performer continue to impress new listeners while her long-time supporters look on with an assured understanding that they knew the depth of her talents from the beginning.
Digawolf – Saturday, October 13 – 11:00 pm–11:30 pm. The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, sponsored by Gonzo Okanagan.
Follow Diga’s footsteps through the deepest snow, into the natural world, and reemerge on the other side with a new understanding of contemporary Canadian music. From Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Aarhus, Denmark, Diga traveled the circumpolar world to bring his music to new heights. World music, soft instrumentals, and his Cohen-esque voice, work together to infuse Yellowstone with the sounds of the circumpolar world. The lyrics embrace Diga’s poetic sensibilities, describing an unknown world in the midst of modernity. Set for release in 2018, this new album challenges us to re-imagine the musical landscape around us.
Wolf Willow – Saturday, October 13 – 11:45 pm–12:15 am. The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, sponsored by Gonzo Okanagan.
A Wolf Willow show includes ripping fast swing numbers, hardcore honky tonk and heartbreaking torch songs (all with a horn section). From barn dances to major festivals, Wolf Willow is bringing back the lost side of country music -it’the feeling that counts! After releasing their full length record in April 2017 Wolf Willow of was asked by 291 Films to compose the music for a documentary on caribou. The resulting album equal parts Ennio Morricone and Ernest Tubb features 12 instrumental tracks and four singles including live show favourites “Forget You Time ” and “Your Glad-handing (Left Me all Alone)