Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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Amelie Patterson

Amelie Patterson at Coca-Cola Stage

Amelie Patterson

Music is math. Music is business. Music is art. Few can leverage more than one side with any level of proficiency. Bow Valley musician Amelie Patterson is the kind of songwriter who knows her strengths and bridges the gaps of her own knowledge and skill to transform her own confident dark-roots songwriting into transfixing musical mechanica with a little help from her friends.

Upon completing a biology degree at the University of Victoria, Patterson slipped out of the merge lane and ended up diverting away from the scientific impulses and a family history of going into medicine. Turning her attention to music and songwriting, she pushed herself to a music residency at the Banff Centre where she met Will MacLellan (Raleigh) and the two decided to build a studio and record a record together. That project became Roll Honey Roll, Patterson’s debut, co-produced by MacLellan and Brock Geiger (Raleigh, The Dudes). Though tempted by the prospect of a bigger musical market, Patterson doubled down on her community-oriented skillset and began recruiting other talented folks to her cause including Prophets of Music alum Kyle Tenove, Barry Mason as well as Carson Gandt into her live ensemble. This community mindset garnered Patterson the inaugural poet-laureateship of Banff, AB.

Coca-Cola Stage

Friday, July 13 at 1:30pm

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