You might hear the tunes of the Misery Mountain Boys drifting from behind a rotating bookcase of a 1930’s speakeasy. Harkening back to a simpler time, the MMB’s create a collaborative soundscape infused with humour, tongue-in-cheek wit, nostalgia, and playfulness. With a mix of catchy originals and contemporary songs reimagined in driving swing, the melodies of the MMB’s deliver themselves as both surprising and inevitable. The band offers a diverse range of sonic experiences, urging audiences to gyration in the tassel-clad, sweaty swing numbers, and swaying in the velvety jazz tunes.
A musical rarity in an industry busy with melancholy, the Misery Mountain Boys are a confident celebration of all that is exciting and moving about being alive. The project firmly asserts that playfulness & ease are sacred, and we all have the right to boogie.
With the goal of “uniting the hippies and the cowboys” as Willie Nelson once did decades ago, Storvold is quickly finding her sure-footing in the shifting landscape at the intersection of Singer-Songwriter & Psych-Folk. In 2019, she won CTV’s The Launch, receiving the opportunity to record and release a ballad, “Don’t Say You Love Me”, written and produced by Bryan Adams. The single shot to #1 on the country charts in less than 3 hours, and peaked at #3 on the overall charts, surpassing Lady Gaga and P!nk. Her tenure on The Launch, and the impact of the single only supplemented her already-acclaimed catalogue of mature songs and dedicated fanbase in Western Canada.
July 1, 2022, midnight
Join us for the 25 Anniversary of the Qualico Patio Series!
July 1, 2022, 5 p.m.
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.