Heavy and charging "full-stack folk" of Calgary's COLD WATER
The major outlet of one of Calgary's most prolific musicians (Cold Water, Fulfilment, GreyScreen, Stalwart Sons - among others) and artists (as a notable concrete poet of typewriter art, novelist, organizer of Starry Dynamo arts market, and label runner of Bart Records and Revolution Winter). The self-described "full-stack folk" of Cold Water has continued to hone their idea of playing folk music really loudly, beginning as something of an alt-country band, with a hardcore pedigree filtered through a healthy dose of Canadiana. This culminated in 2015 which saw the release of their self-titled LP "Cold Water" - a collection of smoky guitars, sailing pedal steel and grovelled vocals. Powering through the pandemic and finding a solid line-up, Cold Water have recorded their "LP2" with Lorrie Matheson in late 2021, bridging that earlier moodiness into a more bombastic sound, with the charging classic rock country of "Golden Oriole", the Television-esque psyche dirge of "Cosmic Offering" or even one of the most naked expressions of the fear of been a gay teenager in the countrified "Bronze Medalion".