Date: September 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 pm
Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Some of the biggest talent in Calgary is wrapped up in two of the city’s youngest rising stars. Catch the blues-rock musicianship of Marcus Trummer and the R&B vocal stylings of Kate Stevens as they hit the iconic King Eddy stage.
About Marcus Trummer
Marcus Trummer is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist from Calgary, AB with an eclectic sound steeped in roots-rock, blues, and soul.
Marcus burst onto the scene in 2018, becoming the host of a monthly youth jam night at venerable Calgary blues bar, The Blues Can. Since then, he has gone on to support JUNO Award winners MonkeyJunk and Jim Byrnes, and performed as part of the 2019 Calgary International Blues Festival after receiving the festival’s Randy Ouston Scholarship. That year, Marcus was also the recipient of the Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the YYC Music Awards.
In 2020, Marcus and his band teamed up with producer Steve Dierkens to record their debut EP, These Roads. Released in November 2020, These Roads received support from CBC Radio One, CKUA, and X92.9. It also landed a review in the Calgary Herald which labeled Marcus a “precocious guitarist whose vocals possess a wise-beyond-his-years weariness” (Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald). Following the success of These Roads, Marcus and band were invited to perform as part of the National Music Centre’s 2020 virtual gala, alongside a lineup that included the likes of Jann Arden and Corb Lund.
About Kate Stevens
Have you ever needed to quickly (but safely, of course!) pull over to the side of the road so you could listen, undistracted, to the music coming through the little speakers in your car? Kate Stevens has that kind of voice: it moves effortlessly, like water, from point A to point B in the most indirect, entertaining and unexpected of ways. There is confidence in the playful balance Stevens strikes between precision and abandon: ragged voice breaks turn into lilting falsettos, whispery vibratos lure the ear into intimate, personal, soulspaces.
Since first gracing Calgary stages at a young age, this songwriter has won numerous accolades, awards and nominations but, instead of turning music into a competitive sport, Stevens chose to put her energy into connecting with and mentoring a new wave of young musicians. As a friendly but firm advocate for Calgary’s Music Mile, Stevens has a mission to help Calgarians understand that a city without music, musicians or venues will never feel like a community. Kate Stevens: you sure know how to use your voice.
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.