Five Questions With 100 mile house

Edmonton, AB-based folk duo, 100 mile house have released a lyric video for their single, “Test the Timber” from their upcoming album, Love And Leave You, which is set for release on March 27, 2020, via Fallen Tree Records.

Check out the video below and find out more about the duo via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We’re 100 mile house, a transatlantic folk duo from Edmonton, Alberta. We’re just about to release our fifth studio album ‘Love and Leave You’ on the new Canadian folk label Fallen Tree Records.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our music is lyrically driven folk-inspired mainly by the life we’ve shared together since meeting 16 years ago.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We have album release shows coming up in April in Edmonton at the Betty Andrews Recital Hall and in Calgary at The Ironwood. We’ll be performing with a 10 piece ensemble to bring the new album to life. Our shows combine great musicianship from the friends we’re lucky enough to share the stage with, with stories from our childhoods and lives together. We hope the audience leaves feeling like they’ve got to know us, that they’ve shared a unique evening with us.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

That’s a really tough question but I guess the title track from the new album would be a good start. ‘Love and Leave You’ is what my Grandad would say every time he left a family gathering. The song talks about life’s impermanence and the hopes we hold that the people we love still feel our presence when we’re gone.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Canada is full of amazing artists. Edmonton is bursting with new and inspiring music right now, the latest Lucas Chaisson record ‘Most True Thing’ has been played non stop the past few months, as well as Dennis Bouwman’s ‘Sundog.’ Scenic Route to Alaska, Jom Comyn, Screaming Targets have all released ridiculously good music over the past year, one of Edmonton’s best songwriters Joe Nolan is just about to release a new album. Calgary is full of great talent too, T. Buckley’s last album was spectacular.

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