Up-beat cynicism worth the wait

By Ruth Davenport

Never has a press release been so right. The Nettwerk biography of The Proclaimers calls brothers Charlie and Craig Reid "uncompromising musicians," and the name is well deserved. "In regards to writing, we first and foremost write the songs for ourselves," says vocalist Craig Reid in an unwavering Scottish accent. "You might think we’d never… Continue reading Up-beat cynicism worth the wait

Victoria Williams’ show-and-tell

By James Keller

While on the road, folk artist Victoria Williams can be seen anywhere from thrift stores, the local zoo or swimming in the Bow River. "Last time I was at the [Calgary] Folk Festival, I went swimming in it," recalls Williams, who isn’t discounting the possibility of returning to Calgary’s main waterway between performances and workshops… Continue reading Victoria Williams’ show-and-tell