Cardinal/Gates/Matthews

Jun 14th 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$15

Join us for a night of great music by three of Edmonton's finest and most promising young singer/songwriters. 

braden.JPGBraden Gates

my name is braden
i started playing fiddle when i was five
i'd play st anne's reel and maple sugar
i thought i was pretty cool
at fourteen i saw james blunt on the cover
of acoustic guitar magazine with a gibson j-45
and thought that HE was pretty cool
so i ditched the fiddle and tried to make up songs
that would sound kind of like you're beautiful and goodbye my lover
then i learned to fingerpick and my thing became a thing
and i brought back the fiddle and it's one of my best friends
i switch between it and the guitar in my shows
in between is some goofy shit
and even though i forgot all about james blunt
technically he is the reason why i started putting words to chords
so now i blame everything on him
go to hell, jimmy
 
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Celeigh Cardinal is a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country. Her contralto voice harkens back to earlier days of blues and the golden era of jazz while her heartfelt, biographical inspired songs blends soul and emotion in her performances. Celeigh’s 2017 album Everything and Nothing at All, featuring the breakout track There Ain’t No Way, earned her Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and a nomination for Best Pop Album at the CBC Indigenous Music Awards. She racked up eight nominations winning Female Artist of the Year and Indigenous Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards. She received a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in Winnipeg and participated in the (Re)Claim program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Celeigh has performed across Canada, the United States, and internationally, including the Live at Heart showcase in Orebro, Sweden. She is the first Indigenous radio personality on Alberta’s own CKUA, and she’s the first Indigenous member of Edmonton’s Arts Column, the In Crowd. Celeigh Cardinal resides in Edmonton, Alberta and performs with her trio and band.

travism.jpgTravis Matthews

Travis Matthewsis an honest and pure-hearted individual whose main goal is to sooth your ears and put a smile on your face. This loveable creature strives to deliver passionate and sincere performances that make everyone feel included. From heartfelt songs sung about his love and appreciation for his grandma, to the frustration and self-disappointment of a pizza delivery gone wrong, Travis’ simplistic storytelling makes even the quirkiest of situations seem relatable. Now, at the age of 23, he is making his mark in the flourishing Edmonton music scene having hosted open stages at The Dirtbag Cafe and performing solo at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. His music has been likened to Paul Simon and Jack Johnson, and his voice to Dallas Green, and Elton John. Some say that even in the darkest dustiest room, Travis’ performances make you feel like you’re water-skiing on a lake, on top of a mountain, with a view only the birds share. Come share some of your time with this truly unique performer.

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