Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm
Price: $12 advanced tickets, $15 at the door
Warrior woman Kalsey Kulyk hits the King Eddy stage this Stampede. With a bright sound and thought provoking lyrics, Kalsey is a highly anticipated addition to our 2019 lineup.
In honour of Calgary’s 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 Kalsey Kulyk:
Kalsey Kulyk’s effortlessly bright and unmistakable vocal, paired with thought-provoking lyrics and overall messaging, is something most songwriters never master. “After my parents’ divorce, my dad would listen to ‘Nobody Knows It But Me,’ by Kevin Sharp, over and over again. I knew exactly what he was feeling without him telling me what he was feeling. That’s when I knew what music could do for people. That’s what I want to do for people.”
The Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan native has been honing her craft since the time she could talk. Her first talent show was at three-years old. Her first guitar was at thirteen. Shortly after, she won her first competition.
Then everything changed.
In high school, Kulyk fell ill and couldn’t seem to get well. It was cancer.
Kulyk was diagnosed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. “I lost all my hair, but got a lot of song inspiration, because there were a lot of people I got to meet during chemo. I’d run home and write about their incredible stories. I had to get it all out, and I wanted to give that voice to people.”
Once she recovered she pursued her passion for music with even more determination. She worked with Fleetwood Mac producer, Richard Dashut, and made trips to Nashville for meetings and to write.
All of her work did not go unnoticed. Kulyk was invited to participate in both the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Artist program, as well as ole’s “On the Spot” competition. She won both.
Winning the ole contest came with both publishing and record deals, and Kulyk found herself back in Nashville to launch her career. “I’m really excited about the music that I have now. I feel it really encompasses everything about me and who I am, and what I want to give to my audience. I grew up around a lot of old school and ‘90’s country music – Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell – and I think that can be heard in the overall style of my music.”
About Kaley Bird:
Kaley Bird emerged onto the Canadian music scene producing “music that is quirky, smart and full of musical goodies” The Gauntlet (University of Calgary). Bird’s debut release was immediately welcomed by campus and community radio and was soon being heard nationwide, quickly climbing campus radio charts and receiving regular play on CBC, CKUA and select commercial radio stations. Relentlessly touring, Bird has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Earl, Kathleen Edwards and many others. Bird has performed at venues and events across Canada and the U.S. Highlights include performances at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Canadian Music Week, North Country Fair, the Canmore Folk Festival, and as one of the fates in Anais Mitchell’s folk opera: Hadestown.
Working with critically acclaimed musician and producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, The Dudes), Bird’s latest album, Don’t Say You’re Sorry was released January 10, 2014. Bird wrote much of this album between 2011-2012 while living 3 hours south of her hometown of Edmonton, AB. The songs pay tribute to the people and landmarks of Alberta’s beautiful and harsh northern capital.
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.