Project WILD is back for its fourth year and has announced it’s 12 finalists for the 2019 competition.
Included in the top 12 are:
Aaron Pollock (Calgary, AB)
Ben Chase (Calgary, AB)
Blake Reid Band (Carstairs, AB)
Devin Cooper (Innisfail, AB)
Julia Vos (Edmonton, AB)
Lauren Mayell (Calgary, AB)
Lyndsay Butler (High River, AB)
Mariel Buckley (Calgary, AB)
Mariya Stokes (Stavely, AB)
Mark Times (Stony Plain, AB)
Michela Sheedy (Okotoks, AB)
Ryan Lindsay (Wainwright, AB)
Presented by WILD 953 and Alberta Music, Project WILD aims to assist the development of new talent by awarding $100,953 to the winner, $75,000 to the second place winner and $50,000 to the third place winner. In addition, the Top 12 artists will receive a $5,000 Development Award and an invitation to Project WILD’s boot camp; a week long workshop to further skills in performance, songwriting, marketing, media strategy, music business, music accounting, tour strategy and social media. After a series of showcase events and public voting, the Top 3 artists of the season will be chosen.
On June 15, from 4:15 P.MM to 5:00 P.M, folks are invited to a special performance by last year’s Project WILD winners The Prairie States at The King Eddy in Calgary to welcome and meet the Top 12 artists in this year’s program.
For more information, please visit www.projectwildcountry.com
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.