For those of you who don’t know, Interstellar Rodeo is a music festival that takes place in both Edmonton and Winnipeg. At its core, it’s a showcase of incredibly unique music and artists. There also happens to be some pretty great food. It’s a celebration of all the extraordinary things we, as humans, can do.
Tanya Tagaq was born in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. She is an Inuit throat singer who blends tradition with technology. She has developed her own form of throat singing, which usually is done by two women. She recently won a Juno award for her latest album, Animism.
Amelia Curran was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is a singer, songwriter, playwright and actor. She is known for her witty and thoughtful lyrics. In 2010 she won a Juno award for her album, Hunter, Hunter.
Blue Rodeo is a country-rock band from Toronto, Ontario. They’ve been around since 1984, and are still going strong. Blue Rodeo is are renowned as one of the most successful and well-known contemporary Canadian bands of all time.
Let’s face it. Chances are, if you live in Canada, you’ve heard of Sarah McLachlan. Known for her gorgeous soprano voice and emotional ballads, Sarah is one of Canada’s most successful musicians. She has won two Grammy awards and four Juno awards.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are from Brooklyn. Their aim is to recapture the funk and soul music that was at its height in the 1960s and ’70s. Their album, Give The People What They Want, helped them garner their first Grammy nomination in 2014. Their songs often focus on topics like political activism. They are truly a taste of the soul underground.
Black Joe Lewis
Black Joe Lewis is a Texas-based blues artist who first picked up a guitar in a local pawn shop. Soon after, he was performing with well-known Texas musicians like the Weary Boys and Walter Daniels. He released his first album in 2005 and has been going strong since then. He was featured in a documentary and has released four studio albums, 2 EPs, and one single. He played with a band called the Honeybears at the beginning of his career, but has recently been making his way as a soloist. Take a listen!
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