FOONYAP, Kalle Mattson, and Leeroy Stagger: A Block Heater Event

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents:

FOONYAP, Kalle Mattson, and Leeroy Stagger: A Block Heater Event

Thu · February 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Leeroy Stagger
Leeroy Stagger
Stagger’s songs are snapshots of the significant events and people who have impacted his colourful life; time capsules to be opened and unpacked, all the contents marvelously intact. From rocking out in the early days of Victoria’s punk scene to navigating the emotional repercussions following a heart-stopping car accident, the most poignant moments from each experience are gold dust, saved in the sieve of the Leeroy’s astute songwriting. He modestly states: “I just go where the songs take me,” but clearly Stagger has a highly-calibrated musical intuition. His eleventh album, Love Versus, is a private collection of easily relatable personal moments Recorded in his new studio (built from prize money won at 2015 Peak Performance Project), Stagger isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves, get his hands dirty and put his blue collar work ethic to good use. CV/KC
Kalle Mattson
Kalle Mattson
27-year-old Mattson has been busy since his 2011 debut, putting out five releases, including the Polaris Music Prize nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold (2014) and the JUNO Award nominated EP Avalanche (2015). His work highlights emotive narratives with grandeur and vulnerability, sung in a sweet falsetto-flirting tenor. Although rooted in the singer-songwriter world, he has evolved into a veritable pop wunderkind, wielding pristine synths as masterfully as he does acoustic shimmer. His new single “Broken In Two” – the single for his just-released coming-of-age album about the in-between days of post-adolescence and pre-adulthood – includes haunting keyboards and drum machines.
FOONYAP
FOONYAP
FOONYAP is a mesmer. A one-woman weaver of hypnotic loops and dynamic vocals that magnetically draw bug-eyed listeners into a sticky, wondrous web of sound. A Calgary native, the coloured pins on her musical map mark violin lessons at age four, Mount Royal Conservatory of Music training at eleven, collaborations with Woodpigeon and other highly regarded musical entities as an adult, and forks in roads where her Chinese heritage and classical music training branch out into unfamiliar electronic territories that beg further exploration. For all her insatiable curiosity, FOONYAP has only more pointed questions and an ever-larger collection of specimens to scrutinize. Hers is a lifelong expedition to find the centre of her multi-faceted, musical soul.
Venue Information:
The Ironwood Stage & Grill
1229 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0S9
http://www.ironwoodstage.ca/