Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm
Doors at 6:00 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
Join us for a grand ol’ time at the Stampede edition of the King Eddy Opry! This special show will feature performances from the best that country and folk music have to offer, filling the historic King Eddy with songs for the soul.
Hosted by honky tonk angels Amy Nelson and Robert Adam, the lineup includes alt-country storytellers Cold Little Crow all the way from the Yukon, Calgary country ensemble The Rifle County Players, and a full-band album release celebration with local legend Carter Felker.
About Carter Felker
Carter Felker traffics in music, yes, but even more profoundly in essence: the humdrum essence of Monday morning alarms clocks coming round again during lifetimes ticking on through thoughtless dawn moments walking across the kitchen floor; the craven essence of sneaking wordlessly away from a relationship and feeling the mute screen door sag shut behind you; the essence of everyday struggles.
Carter Felker’s songwriting is the embodiment of simplicity. Like the hammer and the nail, the tongue and groove or the wheel and its roll, his stringent and punchy use of words alongside his outstanding fingerpicking are as effective as they are memorable. Stories of hometown lore, love lost and bitter relationships steeped with a deep sense of humour are Felker’s modus operandi. The ability to tell a story we all know, inside parameters we forget exist.
About The Rifle County Players
What started out as something of a joke between punks has become one of the must-see country-rock acts in Calgary. The Rifle County Players is made up of members of Sunglaciers, Window Lamp and Paradise, but channels an Old West outlaw aesthetic for the project at hand. The dust storm found on six-song EP Dead to You will give you a good sense of what to expect.
About Cold Little Crow
Cold Little Crow is a songwriting, storytelling venture of Whitehorse, Yukon’s Christina Renee. Raised in a place known for long winters and early sunsets, Christina spent many an evening with a guitar, a note pad and an old recorder to capture ideas, melodies and songs. She left the territory in 2008 to study music and pad her creative resume as a vocalist and front-person for a number of projects south of the 60th Parallel.
Over the years, her solo offerings have been performed under several monikers, though the songs themselves – somber, minor key with a touch of swaying folk – have always carried her unique character. Mid-2019 brought a strong focus to one outlet; Cold Little Crow.
In Spring 2019, Cold Little Crow released a debut EP. In the the time since the project has grown to include other members dedicated to complimenting what’s already on the table. Warm acoustic melodies are now built upon by some Telecaster twang, mandolin and a solid rhythm section, comprised of musicians, friends and those you can share a drink with.
Special thanks to Craig Senyk Initiatives for supporting Alberta artists to perform live during Stampede at the King Eddy.
Seating Disclaimer: To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first served. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.