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New Moon Folk Club returns with a Seven Concert Pass! All shows are at St. Basil’s Cultural Centre, 10819 71 Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 PM, performances start at 7:30 PM.
February 11, 2022: Double-Bill
Edmonton's own Braden Gates is a folk singer, through and through, and in the best possible sense of the word. His songs are full of stories that flow through him easily, and with all the grace, empathy and nuance that masterful story-telling requires. Born and raised in Sturgeon County, Braden grew up listening to his father Troy playing old-time tunes on the fiddle, and then playing himself. It was getting into John Hartford in his mid-teens (for the fiddle, at first) that turned him on to the craft of songwriting, leading him to the great storytellers of the firmament - Guy Clark, John Prine, Todd Snider.
Linda McRae and Doug Cox
Two of Canada’s finest. You can hear the past and the present in their instrumentation, their stories and their songs. A rare treat in an intimate setting. What a long, strange – and delightful – trip it continues to be! With sixty years’ experience and countless performances between them, these veteran award winning recording artists each with a menagerie of stories to tell, a truckload of strings and things in their arsenal and preponderance of songs will have you glued to your seat listening to their every word, sometimes laughing, singing along, tapping your toes and humming their melodies for days afterward.
Linda McRae's website
Doug Cox' website
Dione Taylor and the Backsliderz
Having first burst onto the music scene with her Juno nominated debut album "Open Your Eyes", Dione Taylor’s career trajectory has been truly remarkable. With performances across the United States, Canada and Asia for audiences that have included the President of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of Canada’s most talented musicians and singers. Dione was nominated for a Gemini Award for her rendition of Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom,” which she performed alongside Oliver Jones at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. She is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Mentorship Program.
March 11, 2022
The Slocan Ramblers (2020 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award Winner & 2019 Juno Award Nominee) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.
March 25, 2022
Jon Brooks’ music is polyphonic in sound, word, and influence. His performances are emotionally intense raids on the inexplicable human heart. Brooks’ 7 albums are thematic obsessions over paradox, love, fear, religion, war, PTSD, technology, grief, animal justice, murder, ecology, esoterica, and the stars - his essential message: we are loved.
April 1, 2022
A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth of her feelings of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture, as if it comes straight from that earth.
April 22, 2022
For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.
May 13, 2022 - Double-Bill
Aleksi Campagne is a folk fiddle-singer and songwriter from Montreal. He floors audiences by singing while accompanying himself on the violin and often combines this with avant-garde distortion pedals. His music bends his folk roots with his jazz training to deliver a new take on the folk songwriting tradition. His latest project is a four-piece band, made up of some of the finest young musicians Montreal has to offer, Stephane Krims (Bass), Aaron Dolman (drums) and Zach Bachand (guitar).
Les Barricades! born on the trans Canadian highway and steamed in Montréal's musical espresso pot, they embody the fusion of styles and language that epitomizes Montreal's unique flavor. Led by the indomitable Gabriel Campagne who's voice and charm will lead you through both French and English songs, their original material is a fusion of traditional, pop, classical, blues and rock. Yes, you'll hear it all and so much more when you take on a night with Les Barricades!
All passes are $143, plus applicable fees. Physical season passes will be provided by New Moon Folk Club and mailed by TIX on the Square. Passes are fully transferrable and are on sale until .
New Moon Folk Club has chosen to operate under the Restrictions Exemption Program meaning all patrons aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination with QR code and a valid ID for those aged 16 and over OR show proof of a qualified Health Canada rapid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of show date. Masks must also be worn inside when not seated. By clicking "Buy Now", you are consenting to following all rules set by New Moon Folk Club - no exceptions.