The Halifax Urban Folk Festival feel it is its responsibility to provide a stage to deserving artists that aren’t household names in Halifax. To that end, HUFF is pleased to present two great talents – Anna Smyrk (Australia) and T. Buckley (Alberta) – at The Carleton on Wednesday, June 8th. Show time is 7 PM and, to encourage you to check them out, tickets are only $10 + HST. We guarantee this will be an excellent show!
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With a voice described as ‘truly astonishing’ by Rolling Stone, Anna Smyrk is a powerful singer and song-maker from Australia. Her songs are anthemic indie-rock bombshells, equally satisfying for word nerds and pop obsessives alike.
Since leaving the small town where she grew up, travel has been a big part of Anna’s life- she spent about five years living in Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines, working as a consultant for the World Health Organization. She’s currently juggling releasing new music with supporting the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Papua New Guinea. With a life shared between places, it’s no wonder many of her songs are about long-distance relationships, loneliness and trying to connect.
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tim Buckley (no relation to that other Tim Buckley) started with a trio that gained a fanbase with three albums of material before they split. Then he made his way as a solo artist, writing songs with John Wort Hannam and Don Henry (Ray Charles, Kathy Mattea), to name a few. Working with a well-known Nashville songwriter like Henry kicked his game up a notch; so, he polished his skills and pushed his arrangements to be what they are today.
Buckley’s influences run from traditional folk to rock to various music movements worldwide, like Laurel Canyon in the ‘70s or Greenwich NY café days in the ‘60s, telling the story in detail and embedding it with a message. This kind of dedication to craft continues to make Buckley’s name known across the Canadian provinces and mid-western states, steadily establishing him as a truly prolific and celebrated songwriter with his eye on the world.