Post Script distills optimistic melancholia by exploring their entwined histories. The striking effervescence of Steph Blais in harmonic unity with Paul Cournoyer's rich baritone creates a conduit for the voices of their franco-albertan roots to resound with the reflection of modern humanity. The guitar pendulum swings from Nashville pulse to crystalline delicacy, weaving the soothing tone of Paul's stand up bass with enigmatic familiarity. Like a lustrous new dress stitched from vintage cloth Post Script is a gasp of nostalgia in a breath of fresh air.
An emerging live performer, with opening slots for k.d. lang and Hayes Carll, and an impressive list of Canadian Festival appearances to her credit, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome. She's been hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind... Throw in a little Townes Van Zandt mixed with Joan Jett and you've got a listener who's going to grab a lot of people's attention who are disillusioned with country's offerings as of late.”

Currently preparing the release of her sophomore album "Driving In The Dark" (produced by Leeroy Stagger), Mariel Buckley’s skills as a singer-songwriter and performer continue to impress new listeners while her long-time supporters look on with an assured understanding that they knew the depth of her talents from the beginning.

Maddie Storvold

Born in Cold Lake, Alberta, and moved at an early age to the bustling global hub of Dubai, Maddie Storvold is no stranger to an eclectic lifestyle.
She spent her youth travelling and playing music in bars and hostels all over the world, from Toronto to Thailand, Amsterdam to South Africa, and many places in between. Despite her nomadic upbringing, this emerging songwriter places great importance on growing into her career as a distinctly Canadian artist.
In an industry riddled with clichés and the-next-big-hit’s, Storvold’s work is heartbreakingly authentic. With a background as a spoken-word poet and a degree from Western University in Literature and Philosophy, she possesses striking nuance and depth in her lyrics. That poignant lyricism, emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice – often compared to Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy – seek to tell us a story, to move us, and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. She hopes to help harken in a new era of songwriters and live performers, fostering connection in a world that has lost so much of it.
Edmonton Folk Festival describes Storvold as an “outstanding young artist”, elaborating: “the clarity of Maddie’s voice could very well be drifting out of a Greenwich Village folk club in the early 60’s. Maddie’s songs are political and deeply empathetic.”
Now an active and enthusiastic member of the Edmonton music community, this 23-year-old artist released her debut LP The Old Brag Of My Heart to a sold-out crowd. She spent the summer on tour with Vancouver-based artist C.R. Avery, and finished off her first Canadian summer with performances at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, in August.

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