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It's great to come back home

What happens when you combine a nice glass of rye on the rocks stirred with a hearty appreciation of bluegrass, folk, pop and country? Ben Plotnick and Jarred Albright’s Rye & Fairy Tales is the resulting concoction.
Scotty Hills' lifelong journey to the stage brings him back to Cochrane

Scotty Hills' lifelong journey to the stage brings him back to Cochrane

While many kids take up swimming lessons or join the Scouts or Girl Guides, Scotty Hills was embarking on the journey to become a professional musician. At age two, Hills was trying his best to sing like Aretha Franklin or Diana Ross on the radio.
From sidekick to one-man band; Ashby flaunts impressive resume

From sidekick to one-man band; Ashby flaunts impressive resume

Sean Ashby has played guitar on the talk show circuit from Conan O’Brien to David Letterman, been a key player in Sarah McLachlan’s rise through the ‘90s and formed the award-winning band Jack Tripper, among other achievements.
Zombies survive another run

Zombies survive another run

In light of a cancellation, uncertainty and change of ownership, organizers of Zombie Survivor are powering ahead with just over a week left to go until the July 25 event. “We always expected it wouldn’t be as big as last year.
First ever Cochrane Comedy Festival just over a week away

First ever Cochrane Comedy Festival just over a week away

Cochrane is getting its time on the comedy stage. On July 24, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre will play host to the town’s first ever Comedy Festival.
Armed with cowboy songs, Sures returns to Cochrane

Armed with cowboy songs, Sures returns to Cochrane

Ben Sures is a folk, roots and blues singer-songwriter and guitar player who’s played all over Canada. He’s released seven albums, all to critical claim, and his 2011 album Gone to Bolivia was CKUA radio station’s most played record.
Band has some new material for sophomore gig in Cochrane

Band has some new material for sophomore gig in Cochrane

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay will be playing at Legacy Guitar and Coffee House for the second time July 10.
Reid coming to Cochrane

Reid coming to Cochrane

Residing in the Canadian Rockies, Lori Reid is a singer-songwriter who uses her heartfelt, evocative lyrics and music drawn from her experiences and surroundings to create a kinship with the listener.
Marrying styles, telling stories

Marrying styles, telling stories

It seems Ridley Bent has an affinity for the lost and the damned in his latest album Wildcard. People who don’t get a break, or get one and screw it up to the point of no return.
Fjellgaard brings close to 45 years experience to the stage

Fjellgaard brings close to 45 years experience to the stage

He’s a little bit folk, a little bit country and of course, a little bit cowboy. That’s how Gary Fjellgaard describes his sound, a music style he called ‘western roots.