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Wilco

Wilco - Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pm

Wilco Cruel Country Tour

 

The Calgary Folk Music Festival and Tooth Blackner are pleased to present Wilco on Friday September 23, 2022 at Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium for their only Alberta tour date.

Wilco’s new album, Cruel Country, is out May 27th via dBpm Records. It’s a substantial two-disc exploratory work that embraces their alternative country roots that began in Uncle Tupelo and is composed primarily of live takes with a few overdubs. The band – Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Pat Sansone and Nels Cline  – collaborated at Chicago’s The Loft unseparated by baffles. It’s a totally different way of making records that Wilco hasn’t used since Sky Blue Sky, forcing the band to surrender control and learn to trust each other and their imperfections, like gathering around a wild collective instrument.

The record is built around a loose conceptual narrative on the history of the United States, including a chronologically accurate portrait of America. It mixes up Tweedy’s personal feelings about his homeland, often woven with deep collective myths. Cruel Country doesn’t shy away from troubles and celebrates that country music aims squarely at the low-hanging fruit of the truth. It’s cruel, but also beautiful, country.

Southern Jubilee Auditorium

David Myles

David Myles - Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 8:04pm

See Award-winning and critically acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles October 20th, at National Music Centre. 

Within his eclectic artistic continuum, he’s reverentially explored jazz, blues, pop, holiday music, French pop, rockabilly, country, folk, gospel, and even hip-hop. The through line in his 12-album oeuvre has been strong songcraft—no matter what genre, David has never sacrificed substance for style.

After the painful blow of his father’s sudden passing, David struggled with the push and pull of being a successful musician while being a present and loving husband and father. His focus shifted from free-spirited musical travels to looking inward to the core of his own artistry. The resulting long player is the cozy acoustic, Leave Tonight, his most personal offering to date. “I felt like I had to recommit to music and make this count. I wanted to find out who I was in my

most natural musical habitat,” the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based artist shares. “I’ve made a lot of records that have been like David Myles doing this.... I wanted to make something that sounded like me.”

David has garnered awards and accolades back home, and, through tirelessly touring and critical acclaim, he is building a robust artist profile stateside. “Inner Ninja,” his cross-genre musical collaboration with the rapper Classified is the biggest-selling rap single in the history of Canadian music. He’s won countless awards in Canada, including multiple Music Nova Scotia Awards, and East Coast Music Awards, among many others. Former radio host of The East Coast Music Hour with David Myles, David now produces and hosts Myles From Home (CKUA) where he interviews special guests and plays his favorite music. In the fall of 2018, David released the children’s book Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo (Nimbus Publishing).

All Ages

National Music Centre Theatre