The Shoulder Season
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The Shoulder Season

Canmore, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Canmore, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Band Folk Alternative


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4+1 (EP) - 2006
Cataracts - 2009



Genesis of The Shoulder Season:

This past fall during "the shoulder season" for their respective itinerant mountain and outdoor pursuits, a talented group of co-conspirators were coerced into staying indoors to play music, all under the guise of relaxing and putting together some quality original sounds. When shows started stacking up, and they were being requested to play more, it was clear they had something viable...

Recently returned from points and shows west, left and wet (west coast Canada), The Shoulder Season have performed such esteemed venues as The Ironwood Stage and Grill (Calgary), Communitea Cafe (Canmore), The Canmore Hotel and Cafe Deux Soleil (Vancouver). While all are looking forward to an album this spring, The Shoulder Season loves most the live show, where their upbeat altfolkgrass-inspired energy and passion can be hand-delivered.

Note on Smithjosh music:

As writer/arranger, Josh is proud to be absorbed by/with The Shoulder Season in producing new and original music.

A two-time finalist in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition, Josh’s solo album, Cataracts, was recorded and mastered entirely in Alberta and includes songs shortlisted by the CFMSSC’s judge’s panel, “Forty Five Degrees” and “Left Open.” His single "Norse God" has received radio play on CBC Radio 3, CKUA and CJSW (Calgary) and a few select college radio stations, and he has played solo in venues across western Canada, from Victoria to Calgary.

Oxbow Percussion:

Matt Mueller custom builds and plays on a selected kit, (venue/sound dependent), each drum of which is cut, fitted, turned and finished by his own two hands. To see/learn more visit, Perfectionist to the end...