Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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Faith Healer

Sunday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.

Faith Healer

Long before Jessica Jalbert began recording under the solo moniker Faith Healer, she fostered a tight collaborative friendship with fellow Edmonton-bred polymath Renny Wilson. They’ve made boppy garage rock in Tee-Tahs, kicked up a racket in Punk Explosion, and even played in a scattering of cover bands. So when Jalbert set about creating her new solo album under the name Faith Healer, she naturally called on her old buddy to help out on production and instrumental duties. The result of these sessions is the debut LP Cosmic Troubles.

Jalbert wrote this material while absorbing a steady diet of psychedelic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s. This fixation translates into inventive songs that combine the sun-kissed sparkle of classic pop harmonies with head-swimming trippiness and a few forays into thundering fuzz.

Cosmic Troubles has received generous acclaim from various online and print publications including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Spin, and Faith Healer has performed across North America in support of the release. Faith Healer's follow-up to Cosmic Troubles is slated for release in fall 2017.

Coca-Cola Stage

Sunday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.