Elliott Brood, Hey Ocean!, Cold Specks among highlights of Calgary Folk Music Festival’s fall concert season

Oh, you thought you were safe?

You thought that just because July has come and gone and the Calgary Folk Music Festival was over and done with they weren’t still coming after your money?

Guess again.

The fest has just fully unveiled its new season of fall and winter concerts to close out the year and it is, in keeping with the big Prince’s Island shindig itself, an incredibly eclectic and exciting array of talent that will be draining your bank account for the foreseeable future.

Things kick off with a Sept. 21 Festival Hall concert by singer-songwriter Amy Helm, daughter of legendary member of The Band Levon Helm, and run all the way through until Dec. 21 when local legends HighKicks host their annual HighKicksMas in the very same Inglewood room.

Other highlights for the season include: a Sept. 23 Gateway show by Hamilton faves Elliott Brood to help launch the band’s new album Ghost Gardens; an already sold-out, Oct. 11 Festival Hall show by The Bros. Landreth; Vancouver indie folk-poppers Hey Ocean! at the Hall Oct. 18; Sasky alt-country act The Deep Dark Woods in the folk fest’s home Oct. 23; winners of this year’s festival, Birds of Chicago, in the same venue on Nov. 2; amazing Canadian world music artist Alex Cuba Nov. 5 at the Gateway; Canadian songwriting royalty Martha Wainwright in the same SAIT venue on Nov. 14; the stunning Somali-Canadian artist Cold Specks at the Commonwealth Bar and Stage Nov. 22; and another highlight from this year’s Island showcase, the astoundingly deep, rich and soulfully vocalled William Prince will grace the Hall with his presence on Nov. 24.

In other words, surrender. Just send them your bank card and PIN number now and enjoy yourself in the coming months.

For the complete list of concerts and to purchase tickets please go to the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s website here.