Date: July 05, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm
Price: $12 in advance, $15 on day of show
Fill up your tanks with gasoline, we’re kicking off Stampede in style with the feel-good country quartet Johnson Crook!
In honour of Calgary favourite 10 days of the year, the King Eddy is bringing you a multi-genre roundup of sizzlin’ hot tunes for Stampede 2019. Catch this country-and-more lineup all day and all night on a historic stage just 600 metres from Stampede Park.
About Johnson Crook:
What the quartet—Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals)—share is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like The Eagles, Avett Brothers and The Band. Each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound built on four voices. After touring their release, ‘The album’, for the last year they are back in the studio working on a new single due to release late summer 2019.
About Aaron Pollock:
Aaron Pollock is a country singer-songwriter who has a knack for bringing a punch of pop and a seductive groove to a well-written country song. Pollock’s debut single “Nothing Much These Days” was recorded at OCL Studios and released in May, 2018. Thus far, the song has reached over 150,000 streams on Spotify and been featured on over 40 playlists curated by Spotify users. Pollock has written well over 100 new songs since then and plans to release new music in 2019 produced by Juno award-winners Spencer Cheyne and Justin Kudding.
Pollock spent 2018 honing his craft as an entertainer, performing more than 150 times for audiences of all sizes. In addition to musical residencies at Hy’s Calgary and The Fairmont Banff Springs, Aaron opened for various headliners including Jann Arden and Brett Kissel. Pollock has also performed at numerous events during CCMA week, and in 2017, was a finalist in Ole’s “On the Spot” artist development competition.
As a songwriter, Pollock was recognized by the Nashville Songwriters Association as “One to Watch” in 2017. In January 2019, a song that he co-wrote (“All Over It” – Ben Chase) hit #1 on the iTunes country chart. In addition, Aaron co-wrote four tracks on CCMA-nominated duo Leaving Thomas’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released in April, 2019. He has also secured cuts on various projects by artists including Mariya Stokes, Lauren Mayell, and Kyle Dunn.
A musician his entire life, Pollock left a career in Alberta politics in 2015 in order to pursue a career as an artist. Later that year he went on to place as a finalist in the Indie Week Canada competition in Toronto. Pollock was also selected to participate in the “Canada’s Music Incubator – Artist Entrepreneur” program, which took place at the Coalition Music facilities in Toronto during the summer of 2017.
This is the earlier of multiple shows we’re presenting on this date. The next show is scheduled to begin at 11:30 pm. When this show is over, we ask that you please make room for fellow ticket-holding live music lovers. Tickets for the second show at the door (subject to availability).
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first serve. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.