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The North Sound, The Coal Miner Canaries and LJ Tyson

The North Sound, The Coal Miner Canaries and LJ Tyson
Saturday, November 2, 2019

The North Sound, The Coal Miner Canaries and LJ Tyson

Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Saturday November 2nd, 2019
Doors: 9:00pm
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at or

The North Sound
The North Sound is cold like a Saskatchewan winter. It's humid as a summer day in the streets of Montreal. As unpredictable as the weather in a singular Calgary day. The North Sound is ever-changing with the world around us, encompassing each and every pivotal moment, from road trips as a kid to finding your way as an adult. It's feeling lost but knowing you're loved. Formed by Forrest Eaglespeaker in 2014 as a way to share his stories, The North Sound is an attempt at trying to close the gap reflected in the vast space of the open Canadian landscape.

Forrest Eaglespeaker is a Blackfoot/Cree/French singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller from Calgary, Alberta residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is the heartbeat of Canadian Roots-Rock band The North Sound. With a no holds barred approach to songwriting, Forrest’s lyrics span across haunting metaphors from everyday experiences to personal realities. His most recent release “Between The Ditches”, released October 30th 2018, reached number 1 on Saskatchewan MBC Radio, topped the Indigenous Music Countdown and features a music video where Forrest pays homage to his roots as an indigenous person, to his second home in Saskatchewan and to his family. In keeping true to the traditions from his home territory treaty 7, Forrest becomes a storyteller through his lyrics and musical compositions. Coming from a broken home in a rough neighbourhood that was filled with alcohol and drug abuse, Forrest is always seeking and creating opportunities to have a positive impact on the community. He has passionately dedicated his life to working with vulnerable populations and at-risk youth in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. As Forrest searches for ways to bring communities together and support the youth voice, he continues to work on his craft as a musician and getting his own voice heard with the hopes of one day being able to dedicate all of his time to his 2 biggest passions; youth and music.

The Coal Miner Canaries
Making their recent debut in country music in 2018, The Coal Mine Canaries are a fresh face to the scene, exploring the boundaries of the genre in a playful and provocative way while creating a unique identity that can best be described as ‘Outlaw Canadian Country’. With six band members bringing a wide range of musical backgrounds and influences to the table, the resulting effect is a fusion of stylistic elements that pay deep homage to their Alberta country roots in a meaningful and imaginative way. Finding a unique balance between new and old school country tones, traditional country elements such as lap steel guitar, banjo, and harmonica are used to provoke the audience in unexpected ways along with their clever tongue-in-cheek lyrics that the genre is renowned for. The Coal Mine Canaries tease their listeners with a high-contrast sonic spectrum that showcases their multiple vocalists, strong musicianship and most importantly, their entertaining stage presence and undeniable comradery and chemistry as a band.

The band is courageous and authentic in their musical mandate and has carved out their own niche in the country music landscape to share their visceral interpretation of contemporary country music with a wide range of listeners. The Coal Mine Canaries don’t play at the party. They are the party - and everyone is invited.

LJ Tyson
From charting multiple times on the Indigenous Music Countdown, and having received the 2018 SIGA Indigenous Artist Development Bursary at the SCMAs, LJ Tyson is a musician that has not gone unnoticed. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, LJ Tyson has played with acts such as Bif Naked and Hawksley Workman, and has made a name for himself as both an artist and songwriter. In 2017, he was commissioned to write a song for the City of Prince Albert. His song, Locals, was written to highlight the city’s local culture.

With a new wave of music coming soon, LJ Tyson released his debut single, Hide, the first off of his new EP, Brando, which is set to drop in 2019. An usual yet clever release with both a country and pop version released simultaneously. Hide is sure to please both old and new fans alike.

*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.

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