Beginning as an acoustic folk act in 2012, The Ashley Hundred quickly discovered that was not the style of music that they were meant for. The addition of a Keyboard and Electric Guitar to their collection of traditional folk instruments, gave them a thick layer of ambience that added necessary depth to their sound. After placing 3rd in Calgary Folk Fest’s Songwriting competition in 2013, The Ashley Hundred became inspired to master their craft and make music they were truly proud of. Taking huge steps forward in a matter of months, the line-up of Brett Cassidy (Banjo, Lap Steel), Chad Dalley (Drums), Andrew Franks (Guitar, Vocals), Jordan Moe (Bass) and Carson Stewart (Guitar, Keys, Vocals) were ready to share their creations with the community and beyond.
Each member, with their own distinct personality, and vast array of influences that range from Old-Timey Folk to Prog-Rock and Electronic, has given The Ashley Hundred a sonic stew of swirling ambience, soaring harmonies, melodic bass lines, tribal-esque drumming and frenzied banjo picking.
We Were Friends is a group of individuals who all met through music and their love of it. They began playing music together this fall and have made big strides in a short amount of time. On July 8th, they released their first Album, a 6-song EP titled Let Them Howl. This Fall, the band will begin touring across Western Canada to promote their first release. We Were Friends performs a unique and supercharged blend of acoustic, folk, alternative and blues-rock.
Run Deer Run offers a tight, minimalist sound laced with bright tones and driven rhythms. A high-energy blend of rock n roll and indie-pop with a dash of soul, their sound is boldly infectious. Their approach to songwriting and performing is grounded in making the music they love, connecting with their audience and exploring new sounds.
$10 at the Door.