Mike Edel with Suncliffs
Feb 18, 2019
The Artesian is pleased to welcome folk-pop charmer Mike Edel for a special presentation in the Artesian Lounge featuring local indie-folk group Suncliffs!
Tickets: PWYC (suggested $15) at the door - no one turned away for lack of funds. $15 in advance guarantees you a spot! There are limited seats in the lounge so don't miss out!
The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.
About Mike Edel:
“What is the future, if this is now?” asks Canadian-born Mike Edel on his upcoming album THRESHOLDS due out March 1st. This question, echoing throughout groove of the song “Challenger,” similarly echoes throughout Edel’s entire record, produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla.
THRESHOLDS is a compelling departure for Edel and after adopting a consistency is boring mantra and a tireless year in the studio, Edel’s sound has evolved and this is his most intriguing album yet. From the radio rocker ‘Houdini’ to the indie-pop chiller ‘Go With You’ and with the CBC Music Top 10,
After 2 million cumulative streams across major platforms, being in rotation on CBC Music, AAA Radio across the United States, and on Sirius XM’s The Loft; after playing hundreds of shows including Rifflandia Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival, and Upstream Music Festival; after sharing the stage with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, Said The Whale and Josh Garrels; and after splitting his time between Seattle, WA and the mountains of British Columbia and getting married, Edel is taking his music in particular and his life in general across a threshold, through an open door, and into the unknown.
Suncliffs is a four-piece indie/folk collaboration built around the songwriting of Lexi Buzash. Conceived as a duo with bassist Jeremy Putz in 2017, the pair desired to add more elements to the music and recruited Brigid McNutt on fiddle and banjo, and Justin Hoffman on drums. This Regina-based group strives to create honest and authentic music that resonates with their audience, drawing them in with gentle hooks and disarming lyrics. This past year Suncliffs have played Sask Sampler, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Winterruption and opened for Elliott Brood in Regina. The band is currently recording their debut EP at St. Onge Studio.