NMC Presents: Bell Live at the King Eddy—The Wheat Pool with Ryan Langlois

Dark country-rock band The Wheat Pool perform with Ryan Langlois as part of NMC Presents: Bell Live at the King Eddy.

About The Wheat Pool
The Wheat Pool was formed in winter of 2005 by four men seeking a voice for their rural obsessions and fierce penchant for dark county-rock. The result was a new cooperative, whose influences drew from fellow Edmontonians Old Reliable, Winnipeg’s The Weakerthans, Steve Earle, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, early Wilco and Whiskeytown. The songs themselves stemmed from two brothers, who penned dark, driving country-rock songs dealing with timeless themes of death and good old-fashioned longing. These are songs that are best appreciated in your car, on a dirt road, late at night, chasing trains in the dark. The Wheat Pool spent seven years travelling their country, playing every stop from Victoria to Halifax; bars, barns, concert halls and museums – their songs and stories found their way into many rooms and audiences. The band recorded two critically acclaimed full length albums and one EP, endearing themselves to fans around the world, before closing the chapter in 2012 to follow individual pursuits.

About Ryan Langlois
Ryan Langlois is a barstool balladeer who can turn ordinary moments into lessons in wisdom and grace. Every time he takes the stage he gives all he has to offer, and something special happens. You can see the energy crackle through his veins like electricity. Whether he’s performing with a full band or telling stories and singing in an intimate setting; with just a voice, a guitar, and a song; Ryan gives all he has every single time. Most recently Ryan finished second in the Project WILD – Country Artist Development which awarded him a significant grant, allowing him to head back into the studio (new project set to release May 2019). He was also nominated for two Alberta Country Music Awards: Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.

***Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Event Details:

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 8:30 pm

Price: No cover


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