Kerry’s Block Heater: Our Folk Fest Meets Our National Music Centre Feb13

Kerry’s Block Heater...

by Carey Rutherford Kerry Clarke has been working the Calgary Folk Festival shop for so long we felt it indiscreet to ask her how many years it HAS been. Instead we asked for her take on a most interesting aspect to the first day of this year’s midwinter folkfest: the Block Heater; “We’re...

Cécile’s Travelogue: Doo-Kingue and the Blues Jul14

Cécile’s Travelogue:...

by Carey Rutherford Okay, okay, okay . . . While I was interviewing Cécile Doo-Kingué after what was apparently a very satisfying opening blues set at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the headliners of that set walked past and wished her well, and they spoke of perhaps connecting in...

A Hendrix Experience, via  the Turtle Island Quartet Apr08

A Hendrix Experience...

by Carey Rutherford Your faithful Writer can’t help but ask, right off the start, if orchestras, or other musicians the Turtle Island Quartet encounter, harbour a strong dislike for the freedom which the TIQ exhibit in their choices of music in the quartet’s repertoire. “Because,” I say with...

The Tempest of Gabri...

by Carey Rutherford Sorry, sorry sorry!! Missed Gabrielle Papillon’s first few shows in her current tour from the West Coast inward, but nobody’s perfect, are they? So she’s been in Victoria; she’s been in Vancouver, and soon, after a detour to Edmonton, she’ll be here (September 16th) in...

There are Fast Moving Mountains in Calgary??? And they play acoustic pop! Sort of . . . Dec09

There are Fast Movin...

by Carey Rutherford Where the heck have I been? Who the heck cares? Well, I’ve been personally creating a funding program for the University of Calgary’s Teaching English as a Second Language e-Learning certificate for Persons with Disabilities, apparently. Not by choice, I’ll add. Oh, and...

An Email About Music...

by Carey Rutherford Carey, I would like to take someone somewhere different. Where can we go to see a play/opera, or hear some classic music, on a budget? –Kevin Hey Kevin: Just getting back from finally seeing “Avatar” with T & H. Interesting metaphors about...

Do fun names equal g...

by Carey Rutherford How can you resist a performer named ‘Big Dan and the Country Boogie Band’? to be honest, I know nothing more than that about the musicians, but like Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, I’d want to see them just because of their name. Hopefully Big...