Ghostkeeper, Samantha Savage Smith and Ig Bo Lyn (New Clinton St.John project)
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday September 29th, 2018
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
The music of Ghostkeeper is a continually-evolving organism; the defining aspect of all their music to date, coursing through each of their evolutionary stages, is that the band truly sounds like no one else. The current iteration of the band – uniting core members/vocalists Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle with drummer Eric Hamelin (Chad VanGaalen, Nomoreshapes) and bassist Ryan Bourne (Sleepkit, Devonian Gardens, Chad VanGaalen) – has carved out Ghostkeeper’s most unique soundworld to date. Their songs incorporate elements of '60s girl-group melodies, dashes of country royalty- Lynn, Wynette, and Cline -, and a profound melodic sense drawn equally from ‘90s indie rock, African pop, and traditional Aboriginal pow wow music. And the results are as catchy as they are singular. The brand new Sheer Buffalo 7” introduces the dystopian story of Sheer Blouse and Buffalo Knocks, spiritualist/explorer of realms and benevolent warrior, chronicling their battle against environmental destruction and the burden it places on their home lands in northern Alberta.
Samantha Savage Smith
The key to Smith's songs is that she has an ability to infuse her songs with a certain timelessness, invoking a familiarity within each listener, while still bringing formidable sense of self to the proceedings. This potent combination of traits belies the eclecticness of her own musical touchstones, which run the gamut from Anita O'Day and Kurt Vile to Land of Talk and Eric's Trip.
The bulk of the last two years have been spent writing, recording, and mixing the follow-up album, titled Fine Lines. Smith's new batch of songs keep intact the vocal-heavy allure of the debut while exhibiting a gigantic leap forward in the development of a truly personal songwriting style. The album was recorded by Lorrie Matheson (Rae Spoon, Ghostkeeper) and features contributions from members of Lab Coast, Viet Cong, and Chad VanGaalen's band.
Ig Bo Lyn
New project of Clinton St.John featuring members of The Cape May and Hook & Eye.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.