Black Mountain is a local band from Vancouver, BC. They released their 3rd album in Septemeber 2010.
This is the official music video for “The Hair Song” which is off the 3rd album “Wilderness heart”. Take a listen!

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The Wooden Sky are an indie rock band based in Toronto, Ontario. They are one of the featured artists playing at this years Vancouver Folk Festival. They performed their song “Child Of The Valley” live for Cardinal Sessions in Cologne.

Bumbershoot is a festival in Seattle that takes place on the long weekend from August 31st to September 2nd. It showcases the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theater, performance, and visual arts. I would definitely recommend checking this festival out since there’s so many things to do and usually a great line up.The festival takes place at Seattle center which is easy to get to and it’s usually a great atmosphere!
You can check out the performers and find out more info here:
http://bumbershoot.org/

folk fest

The new lineup has been announced for the 2013 Vancouver Folk Festival! I got to be apart of it last year and was able to meet great people and work with amazing bands. It takes place on July 19th to the 21st at Jericho Beach and I can’t wait to attend it this year. Check out the lineup of this years performers:
http://thefestival.bc.ca/artists/

The Avett Brothers are a four piece folk-rock band from North Carolina but performed as a duo for an acoustic version of their song “Laundry room”; the song is off the album “I and Love and You”.

Feist and Broken Social Scene collaborated on The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show and performed “Almost Crimes” in honour of the new A&C: 2003-2013 album. Take a listen and enjoy!

Local Natives- “Who Knows Who Cares” A BlackXS Live Sound Take Away Show (Paris, France)

I’ve never seen this band perform live but I would like to. I love how they harmonize and play together. Check it out!

The Head and the Heart- “Down In The Valley”

I caught this band playing in Vancouver last year and this was probably one of my favourite songs they performed live. Take a listen!

Free shows

Every first Wednesday of every month the Electric Owl is putting on a free show. That’s right, I said FREE!
Previous shows have included performances by:
Portage & Main
White Ash Falls
Skye Wallace
Three Wolf Moon
Dusty Bones
Dead Ghost
Greenback High
Elizabeth
Fines Times
…and many more!
Tell your friends, mom and even grandma!

Aidan Knight- “Knitting Something NIce For You”
I love the way this video was shot and how the band worked together in the space. So good.