Story by Colton O’Reilly. Photos by Claire Miglionico. Benjamin Longman is a London-born singer-songwriter that has made an important impact on the city of Calgary and its music scene. His new album, The Garden of Song, holds six rare flowers within its musical garden – five of which are aged poems discovered by Longman, the other is an original tune to round out a track-listing of some heartfelt writers.
Story by Kendall Bistretzan. On Monday, June 4th, Café Koi will be hosting their monthly Female Singer Songwriter Circle. The event will feature Emily Ripley, Melody Stang, Sidney Weich, and Bella White. Local Drop reporter Kendall Bistretzan caught up with them to discuss their style as musicians, experiences in the city and plans for the future.
By Kendall Bistretzan. Photo by Will Geier. Calgary’s Squanto didn’t get its start in a typical fashion. In 2016, Bobby Henderson’s friend launched a poetry website. Unbeknownst to Henderson, what started out as a singular contribution of recording and acoustics to make an album would soon evolve into a full-fledged band at the suggestion of fellow musician and producer, Wil Moralda.
Story by Christina Wong. A golden thread, sheets of metal, and scraps of cloth: these are the treasures you have been told lie waiting for you within the red-brick building called the Atlantic Avenue Art Block. As you approach, you are greeted by the sight of a woman working, tirelessly coiling a golden thread on the wall.