Magnolia Buckskin
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Magnolia Buckskin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Band Folk Country


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"Weekend Post City Life"

Magnolia Buckskin….. “took the stage and delivered rollicking, feel-good harmonies “
- National Post Saturday, June 26th 2010

"Bohemian cowgirls in perfect harmony"

"... Magnolia Buckskin has already positoned itself as one of the leading roots country acts in the city. "

"... Check out the band's amazing four piece harmonies and solid song writing skills... "

"...Band members ... have been part of the local roots scene for a number of years.... " - Calgary Sun March 27th/ 09


1) Released May 2010:

*Magnolia Buckskin (self-titled, full-length CD)
*Listen to tracks at
*Disc available on CD Baby and iTunes
*Received radio play on CKUA, CJSW and CBC

2) Released December 2010

*Magnolia Buckskin- A Christmas Pair
(Christmas single- two songs available on CD Baby)



Magnolia Buckskin began with four original members: Emily Triggs, Kathy Cook, Natasha Platt and Marti Smith when they discovered a mutual passion for music and a blending of voices that was truly beautiful and unique. When Marti took a leave of absence, Corry Ulan stepped in to complete the band as it is today. The members are all singer/songwriters in their own right; each coming from her own different background.

In Magnolia Buckskin each of them takes a turn singing the lead vocal while the others sing harmonies. They accompany themselves on mandolin, banjo, guitar, accordion, bass and percussion. The sound is a collection of their influences and experience: folk/roots tinged with some bluegrass, pop and blues.

They say she can bend mandolin strings quicker than the Sundance Kid can pull his gun. Calgary music aficionado, Kathy Cook, is a multi instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass, hand drums). Her sultry voice and songwriting abilities have won her praise as a mainstay on the scene who has nowhere to go but onwards on the dusty road of musical mayhem. Inspired by her love of Celtic, folk, roots and country music, Kathy has performed and recorded with a variety of musical artists and groups over the years, including the James Keelaghan Trio, Jenny Allen, Ruth Purves-Smith, Tim Williams, Ron Cassat, Ralph Boyd Johnson, Rose Hip, and Wilf Carter to name a few.

Natasha Platt has busked Europe’s cobblestone streets and has collected instruments from Germany to India. This multi-instrumentalist can play just about anything she takes a fancy to, including accordion, banjo and piano. She’s been writing songs and performing for many years as a soloist and with several local bands including Bufflehead, The Collective and the Bitumont Players. She’s known for her powerful vocals, unforgettable melodies and her ability to engage an audience.

Emily Triggs performed at family gatherings and parties since she was small enough to fit inside a guitar case. This bilingual beauty honed her natural talent in Hemmingford, Quebec, before heading out west to cut her teeth in Cowtown. She’s broken many guitar strings in Calgary bars over the last seven years, as the sweet side of the House Doctors, performing solo gigs or as one of the seraphs in the Fallen Angel Band. Her honest, authentic vocals win fans everywhere she sings her alt country music.

Corry Ulan started out as a classically trained pianist from Toronto and moved west to join the music scene. As part of "Nothin' But Trouble", "Slow Talkin' Walter" and "The Backyard Betties", Corry played banjo, guitar, clarinet and mandolin. Corry brings her quirky song writing to the honey and soul of Magnolia Buckskin.


Natasha Platt
(403) 244-3974

Emily Triggs
(403) 852-5948