Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile, to a musical family. Prompted by his parents, Marco started guitar lessons at the age of ten, learning to play the basics of Chilean folk music then moving on to study different styles such as Cuecas, Tonadas, and the Resbaloza as well as the Argentinian Samba.
Marco has been an integral part of various musical projects that have toured South America, USA and all across Canada and has had the privilege of playing the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival as well as the world renowned Edmonton Folk Music Festival, he has also had the chance to appear at the Discovery Coast Music fest in Bella Coola, and was featured in a live performance on the CANADA AM show on CTV and Clip Trip on Much More Music.
As a founding member and main writer-composer of the popular local group Bomba! Marco had the chance to open for such luminary acts as Cubanismo, Angelique Kidjo, Mayra Valdes, Al Green and Aaron Naville, they also accompanied Jose Seves (Inti-Illimani) and Elizabeth Morris on one of their performances. And most recently, with his new ensemble, he had the chance to open for Alex Cuba, Charanga Habanera and Havana D’Primera.
Travis Matthews wants his music to put a smile on your face. He has performed solo at the Edmonton & Canmore Folk Music Festivals, and has also opened for major acts at folk clubs across Alberta, including the Calgary Folk Club, Nickelodeon Folk Club, and the New Moon Folk Club. Travis released his single titled “Don’t Worry (Little Ducklings)” in September of 2019, and received a scholarship to attend the Folk Alliance International in January of 2020. Currently backed by his father Gord Matthews (K.D Lang and the Reclines, Ian Tyson), Travis is planning to release his full length debut album in Fall 2022
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An artist who makes music that is just as moving as the message, Arlo Maverick’s cerebral rhymes are an expression of his own struggles and realities.