the calgary collection

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips is a songwriter who has been writing and playing music in Calgary for 30 years. His band “The Men of Constant Sorrow”…

Mike Tod

Mike Tod

Mike Tod is a folk singer based in Calgary, Alberta. His passion lies in the folklore, stories and songs that make up the Western…

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers was born in Grimsby, Ontario, and was a professor at the University of Calgary in Psychology, General Studies and Fine Arts between…

Matt Masters

Matt Masters

Matt Masters is a Calgary-born country and western musician. The past 14 years of Matt’s career were spent touring traditional Western-Canadian songs around the…

John Leeder

John Leeder

John Leeder is from Inglewood Ontario and moved to Calgary in 1975. John’s exposure to folk music was facilitated through Edith Fowke and Alan…

Nathan Godfrey

Nathan Godfrey

Nathan M. Godfrey plays old time guitar, banjo and mandolin. His repertoire includes cowboy songs, country blues, old time standards, fingerstyle instrumentals, and ballads….

Spencer Jo

Spencer Jo

Calgarian Spencer Jo Burgess is a musical provocateur. With his self-described urban folk music, Spencer Jo searches for truth: beautiful, ugly, and uncomfortable. Though…

Barry Luft

Barry Luft

Barry Luft has given Alberta folk music his voice for more than fifty years. Distinguished by his extensive knowledge of folk history, colourful repertoire,…