James Vincent McMorrow + VENUE CHANGE for The Head and the Heart

Edmonton Folk Festival eNews – January 2014
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a lovely holiday season.

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is pleased to be partnering on the following shows in Edmonton to bring some festival favourites back to town.

James Vincent McMorrow,
w/ guests

Presented in Partnership With JCL Productions

McDougall United Church 
10025 101 Street
Sun, March 23
All Ages – Doors @ 7 pm
Advance tickets available Sat, Jan 11 at 10 am at YEG Live and Blackbyrd Myoozik


Dublin singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has just unveiled an extensive North American headlining tour in support of his highly anticipated and critically-acclaimed, sophomore album Post Tropical, including a night at McDougall Church here in Edmonton, AB on March 23rd, 2014. The Guardian has called his live show “unstoppable” and Consequence of Sound wrote this about his last tour, “I’ve seldom seen a singer command a room with such a subtle whisper.”

Post Tropical which drops January 14, 2014 through Dine Alone Records in Canada, is the follow-up to McMorrow’s acclaimed 2011 debut album, Early in the Morning which earned McMorrow a #1 debut, a Jools Holland performance, and platinum certification in Ireland.

Described as “breathtaking” (Vice) and “achingly beautiful”, Post Tropical is currently streaming on MTV and CBC and is available to pre-order now. To listen to the album visit: MTV and CBC. McMorrow recently posted a gorgeous falsetto-piano version of the track “Cavalier” that he recorded in Ireland last month. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/JOYAXJpjyYw

Early Press Praise for ‘Post Tropical’:

“A strange, brooding new version of classic R&B” – Rolling Stone

“Interesting, surprising, and fascinating” – NPR Music

“Takes sithering orchestration to breathy, emphatic heights” – Pitchfork

“[An] album to get excited for” – Entertainment Weekly

“Too devastating to ignore” – Complex

“Profound and unexpected” – Mojo


The Head and the Heart -
Please Note: Venue Change

On April 10th, 2014, Live at the Winspear will host acclaimed indie-folk rock band The Head and the Heart. Originally scheduled to perform at McDougall United Church, due to popular demand, the Seattle six-piece and guest artist Basia Bulat will perform at the Winspear Centre, instead. This change in venue will enable a larger audience to enjoy the band’s tour of its second, chart-topping album: Let’s Be Still.

The concert’s original date and time will remain the same, and any previously sold tickets will be honoured as general admission.

The extra, newly released, tickets go on sale at 10am on January 16th, 2014, and the general admission seats will be available for $35, plus service charges, via the Winspear Centre box office. Purchases can be made through the box office’s toll-free number at 1-800-563-5081, or online: www.winspearcentre.com.  


The Head and the Heart
With special guest Basia Bulat
Live at the Winspear
Winspear Centre (#4 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $35.00 Advance + S/C, on sale Thursday January 16th at 10AM
at the Winspear Box Office. http://winspearcentre.com/live-at-the-winspear/2013-2014-live-at-the-winspear/

All tickets previously purchased for the McDougall United show will be honoured at the Winspear on the night of the show.

Fresh from an appearance at the 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival,
The Head and the Heart are making their return to Edmonton with an intimate concert at McDougall United Church.

The Head and the Heart will make their first ever appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday December 11th, performing the first single, Shake, off their sophomore release, Let’s Be Still.  The following week, the band will perform Another Story on Conan, the show that gave the band their TV debut in 2011 in support of their self-titled debut. The Seattle six-piece is currently on a largely sold out tour with new North American dates announced today including 9 stops in Canada from Quebec City to Edmonton.

Let’s Be Still was released via Sub Pop in October, selling 43,000 copies and debuting on Billboard’s Top 10 and #1 on Independent label release in its first week. Following the release of the album, the band performed “Shake” on “Late Night with David Letterman” and released the single’s official music video. The Head and the Heart made another national TV appearance as guest stars on CW’s Hart of Dixie, performing both Shake and My Friends on the October 21st episode. Tour dates available here.

Watch their official video for “Shake.”


The Edmonton Folk Music Festival in partnership with JCL Productions are pleased to announce:

THE MILK CARTON KIDS w/ guests
Thursday, May 15th 2014

McDougall United Church (10025 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB)
Following a successful appearance at the 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival as well as a recent Grammy nomination for best Folk Album for Ashh and Clay, The Milk Carton Kids will be returning to Edmonton in May of 2014 for an intimate show at the McDougall United Church.

Flat-picking harmony duo, The Milk Carton Kids, have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot- stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival”, an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids, to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Indeed, Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony”, while cultural purveyors like T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer to the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that comes before them.

ALL AGES event, Doors @ 7 pm
Advance tickets on sale at YEG Live, or Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 Whyte Avenue)
Direct Link: http://yeglive.ca/events/milk-carton-kids/may-15-2014/mcdougall-united-church


Live at the Winspear presents:

Matt Andersen

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8:00 pm


Matt’s narrative-driven songwriting cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship. Matt’s intimate, high-energy performances have captivated audiences across the world, from Canada, to the US, to Australia and the UK, from small clubs to festivals.

Brandi Carlile with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday April 9th and Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 pm


Edmonton Folk Festival favourite returns for 2 very special shows with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Over the last eight years Brandi Carlile has enjoyed groundbreaking success, headlining and selling out major shows and venues across North America and the rest of the world. Working her way up from busking at Pikes Place Market to leading the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, Carlile has earned her reputation as a fearless and consummate performer.

Brandi Carlile returns to the Winspear Centre with her eclectic blend of country, rock and folk, this time backed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, for two very special performances.

Tickets for all Live at the Winspear shows are available by clicking the link: http://www.winspearcentre.com/live-at-the-winspear/2013-2014-live-at-the-winspear/