If you're interested in folk music, and especially if you're also from Alberta, then swinging by The Calgary Collection and diving into all the videos is something you should be adding to your list of things to do. As someone who digs on folk music and is also from Alberta, I can personally vouch that it's time well spent.
One of the people behind this project is Mike Tod, a personal favourite of mine who you may remember I've talked about before. Mike seems like an interesting guy, an old soul making due with the modern world (and he kind of reminds me of my uncle). So him starting a project that unearths the long history of Alberta folk makes perfect sense (heck, when he's not singing folk songs he's hosting a radio show called 'The Pioneers Handbook'). Here are Mike's thoughts on the project…
A new artist is introduced each day (1 interview + 2 song performances). There are currently 5 artists you can catch singing and talking about folk music right now —and more specifically, Alberta folk music— and there are still 2 more artist videos to released tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow (including videos of Mike Tod himself on the 26th). It's a great mix of young and old artists, proving once again just how timeless good songs plucked on strings are.
So… go check The Calgary Collection out and pass it on to all your folk-minded brethren.