Mariel Buckley Duo at Blizzard Fest

January 25 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Blizzard Music Festival and Trail & District Arts Council present country and alt-folk singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley in her duo on Thursday, January 25 at 7:45 pm at the Rossland Miners Hall.

Kicking off Blizzard Fest, the Mariel Buckley Duo will play an intimate concert to warm-up the Winter Carnival crowd – the calm before the blizzard!

Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted - Mariel Buckley aims to find herself squarely on the fringes: singing and writing songs for the underdog.

Her candor and magnetic live show have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, “Driving In The Dark” [2018]. With some impressive accolades on the way including Roots Artist of the Year (Western Canadian Music Awards, 2019), and taking home the grand prize of $100,000 from the year long Project Wild commercial radio artist contest.

Now, with her follow-up album “Everywhere I Used To Be” [2022], Buckley looks to turn country/folk music on its head. Delivered with Buckley’s signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk, anchored by the haunting whine of the pedal steel, and rounded out by heavy synth pads, the resulting collection is a driving, swooning, toe-tapping catharsis.

Working with producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, The National), Buckley made an intentional move towards decidedly pop/contemporary production while leaving the space necessary for the songs to speak. Her mysterious ambiguity around genre, traditional storytelling, and identity is what gives these new songs such an honest shine. Buckley continues to be a trailblazer, with a firm grip on the steering wheel and a destination in mind - we’re just happy to be along for the ride.

“Buckley offers touchstones to anyone who has felt the same frustrations and feelings of being a misfit, letting them know they’re not alone and that they too can find themselves.” – Fatea Records

“Buckley’s been fine tuning her vision for years now, and she deserves to be talked about in the same breath as the artists who inspire her.” - Exclaim! Magazine

Mariel Buckley Duo will perform a 60-minute set at 8:45 pm. Liz Arnason will open at 7:45 pm.

Opening for Mariel Buckley is Liz Arnason. Liz Arnason is a self-confessed working-class Patsy Cline, but a bit more ethereal. By day, Arnason works in remote bush camps, and this nomadic existence and submergence into nature, inspire her music. Songs about being tired from work, the relentless passing of time, memories, and unconventional ways of living.

Single tickets are $35.

This is a seated, general admission event with bar. Doors will open at 7 pm and drinks will be sold before the show and during intermission.

Mariel Buckley’s show is part of the Blizzard Music Festival. Tickets to this show will be included in the The Blizzard Music Festival pass. Blizzard Music Festival runs annually, the last weekend of January, in Rossland BC.

Mariel Buckley’s show is made possible thanks to funding from the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: Rossland Miners Hall
Address: 1765 Columbia Avenue, Rossland