BACKSTAGE PASS – HOW TO TOUR CANADA

Join Alberta Music and renowned artist, Mariel Buckley IN PERSON in both CALGARY and EDMONTON for a workshop on How to Tour Canada and for some pretty great snacks.

Touring professional Mariel Buckley takes you through the dos and don’ts of touring across Canada as she experienced first hand. Mariel has seen it all… From headlining tours across Canada, to many support tours across North America, to booking her own shows, to working with an agent. Learn how to be set for tour success before even leaving your driveway, how to troubleshoot on the road, and how to track the money coming in and the money going out.

REGISTER HERE

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MONDAY, JANUARY 8th, 2024 – CALGARY, AB
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Residence Inn Downtown Calgary – 2nd Floor
610 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1M3
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2024 – EDMONTON, AB
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: 99ten
9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5
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About Mariel Buckley:

Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted – Mariel Buckley has planted her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s in it for the long haul. She aims to find herself squarely on the fringes and exactly where she belongs: singing and writing songs for the underdog.

Her candor and magnetic live show have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, Driving In The Dark [2018]. Now with thousands of miles under her belt, Buckley looks to turn country/folk music on its head, with her follow-up album, Everywhere I Used To Be [2022]. Anchored by the haunting whine of the pedal steel, rounded out by heavy synth pads and produced by Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, The National), the resulting collection is a driving, swooning, toe-tapping catharsis; sealed and delivered by Buckley’s signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk.

Buckley and Paquin made an intentional move towards decidedly pop/contemporary production, and quickly found themselves in a daily rhythm of deconstructing and rebuilding each song to find its full potential. Backed by some of Canada’s finest session musicians, their collective efforts are showcased with abundant heart, and skillful flourishes while respecting the space necessary for the songs to speak.

Perhaps her mysterious ambiguity around genre, traditional storytelling, and identity is what gives these new songs such an honest shine. Buckley continues to be a trailblazer in her own right, with a firm grip on the steering wheel and a destination in mind – we’re just happy to be along for the ride.

***Must be an Alberta Music member to attend. Alberta Music Memberships begin at $45 for ONE FULL YEAR, find out more here.

This program is supported by FACTOR and the Government of Alberta.