Braden Gates CD Release
Braden Gates is one of Edmonton's finest and most promising young singer/songwriters. He plays guitar with positive conviction, and his ability on the fiddle is astounding. With the straightforward uncluttered honesty of his lyrics, he has a natural way with a story. His warm and gravelly voice will haunt you for days.
It would be easy to stereotype Gates as an old soul, but his sound carries a youthful feel and never feels affected or inauthentic. His storytelling is at the centre of Gates’ writing: songs about characters hanging out on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue (unabashed local references are peppered throughout Gates’ work) and other tales of lives lived.
Full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations, Gates’ compositions are relevant and, strangely, very rooted in 2016 —even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist three times his age. Check out his videos for a taste!