Braden Gates
Braden Gates

Had a BLAST at the first-ever Wide Cut Weekend Roots Music Festival last night, kicking off the first of three solid evenings of top-drawer Alberta talent at Wine-Ohs Cellar.

Attendees (they were snapping up tickets in the long line into the club) for the opening night packed the room to capacity, a good sign for performers, fans and the organizers.

Click on the hyper-link above to get to the WWC site for ticket and performer info. It is a dazzling lineup of great performers, let alone Alberta artists.

Sydney Zadravec
Sydney Zadravec

This was the only night of the event that I was able to attend, and I’m happy I did – great performances and a fine atmosphere for this style of music – the other venues are long-standing roots music establishments as well…

Toby Charrington Malloy
Toby Charrington Malloy

Bottom line, if you can still get tickets, get out and discover talent you may not be aware, or get reminded of the level of local artistry that is taking the country by storm, and in many cases, stepping up onto the world stage.

Brooke Wylie
Brooke Wylie

You’ll also have a chance at the venues to buy CDs to support the artists, and some pretty spiffy WCW T-shirts and hats.

You may even go home with one of these fashionable stamps on your hand:

Harry The Hand
Harry The Hand

Support Alberta Talent! Roots Music Rocks!