Stoke folk – Fernie, BC
Since their inception, the Fernie, BC based “Stoke-Folk” band have been re-defining what “folk music” means in Canada. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach. They have humbly pioneered Canada’s modern folk sound – pushing the boundaries of the genre, and creating “Stoke-Folk” – a genre that truly encapsulates the peaks and valleys that define Canada.
Shred Kelly has garnered themselves sold-out shows with 200-300 people across Canada. They’ve performed at some of the Nation’s premier festivals, and received a growing list of awards and recognition. Their initial success is largely due to the fun, accessible, and genuine love they have for performing live.
Shred Kelly has just released their 3rd album – “Sing To The Night” – on January 27th 2015. The new material shows the growth and depth that the band has explored throughout the creative process, and once again demonstrates their signature claw-hammer banjo riffs, layered ambient synth, powerhouse rock, and sweet vocal harmonies. Their acclaimed producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan, Amelia Curran, The Once) from Green Door Studios was a master at creating an album that pushed their creativity and gave Shred Kelly a new take on their signature
sound. Their music is a perfect blend of “stoke” and “folk”. That translates perfectly onto an album, or a packed dance floor.