Bo’s Bar and Grill is featuring some excellent artists over the next few weeks starting May 25th with Calgary’s The Ashley Hundred. Check out this video for the song Falling Up, A real blend of musical styles, featuring Brett Cassidy’s banjo. Also on the same bill, Calgary’s Fox Who Slept The Day Away and Nature.
From Ashley Hundred’s website:
Since their formation in 2012, The Ashley Hundred has been constantly writing, stripping apart, and rewriting the songs of each of the band members. Continually growing as a band and as individual musicians. The bands first 2013 release, Postcards From The Moon, marked their firm arrival into the Calgary music scene, and brought them across the country on campus radio charts and on the stages from BC to Quebec. Soon after the release of their debut EP, Calgary veterans 36? approached the band to collaborate on a Split LP, which lead The Ashley Hundred to their first vinyl release, and first professionally produced music video made with funding from the Telus Storyhive grant. They are now working closely with Juno Award winning producer Josh Gwilliam, and engineer Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, The New Pornographers) to create their first full-length album, which will be released in early 2017.
Calgary’s Fox Who Slept the Day Away is another treat from the city south of us.
Fox Who Slept The Day Away does not spend their days idly, despite what their name suggests. From their first demo, “Sometimes”, it was easy to see that the quartet were on to something special. The EP spoke to a maturity far beyond what is expected of the young group, and since then this dynamic has been ever evolving and delighting fans. Blending jazz and math-rock technicality with the ambience of post rock, they have created a unique and diverse sonic range. With ambitious influences such as The Antlers, Grizzly Bear, and Local Natives, the band is constantly working to develop and encompass new branches of music.
FWSTDA released their second EP, the live-off-the-floor “Asleep” in 2014, and their first full length, “Orbit”, in late 2015. Their sound has come to showcase an underlying progressive urgency largely driven by the powerfully adept rhythm section. As a perfect counterpart, overlying is a silken, sweet reprieve of ethereal vocals and intricately woven guitar, adding to the already expansive atmosphere. The juxtaposition of dualities will serve to grab the listener by the heart and make them feel and simultaneously transport them to a spacey dreamscape that will allow them to explore and discover on their own.
Through chemistry-rich jam sessions the foursome has developed an overwhelming connectedness which is easy to see and easy to be drawn into with their live shows. This magnetism has been showcased on a larger scale at the High Hopes Tribute Concert in Calgary at the Jubilee, where the band played alongside Jesse and the Dandelions, Windigo, The Ashley Hundred, and A Tribute to Zackariah and the Prophets to raise funds for a collection of scholarships and trusts set up in memory of Zack Rathwell, Josh Hunter, Jordan Segura, and Kaiti Perras. Additionally, the group has played Calgary’s BIG Winter Classic alongside Guantanamo Baywatch, The Wet Secrets, Freak Heat Waves, 36? and many more.