RISE UP Calgary Song Contest Winner

In December of 2020, RISE UP Calgary Song Contest was announced and over 100 talented Calgary musicians submitted their original songs to be licensed and performed for ongoing RISE UP initiatives. The song needed to embody the resilience and spirit of the City of Calgary. We are happy to announce the winner:

Congratulations Emily Triggs for her song, “Light You Up”! 

Listen to Light You Up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_VMVsatMIc

Emily Triggs is a bred-in-the-bones roots musician. In her debut album When Guinevere Went Under, the guitarist, singer-songwriter takes you on a journey through influences and experiences that have shaped her folk/roots sound.

Music was her calling. Emily studied music at Montreal’s Dawson College, then headed south to Elkins, West Virginia. There she studied a minor in music and immersed herself in the Appalachian folk music culture. Calgary was the next stop where she has broken more than a few guitar strings as a solo performer, along with singing as the sweet side of the House Doctors, or as one of the seraphs in Magnolia Buckskin.

As a songwriter, her philosophy is simple: all of life’s experiences, for better or worse, can be mined for the raw materials of a good song – hence her mantra of “no regrets”. She is an observer of the world around us.

Emily shares stories through her songs with an endearing simplicity and emotional depth. With a pure and true vocal, complementing a solid base of undeniably roots music composition, Emily engages the listener. Her music grips the heart and elevates the soul. Her songs are double edged, unapologetic and a unique sound in the genre of folk/roots.