Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative.
An emerging live performer, with appearances at the Calgary Folk Music Festival and its winter subsidiary (Block Heater) to her credit, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome. She’s been hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind… Throw in a little Townes Van Zandt mixed with Joan Jett and you’ve got a listener who’s going to grab a lot of people’s attention.”
Guerrilla Gigs are a series of outdoor shows featuring local and nearby popular bands in iconic secret outdoor Revelstoke locations. A link to purchase tickets will be posted on this event page Sunday at noon. Mark your calendar, or RSVP to this event to get a Facebook notification when the tickets are live!
– Tickets $20, released Sunday at noon (limited to 30)
– Bring your own picnic blanket / small camping chair / hammock