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A New Voice at The Flying Steamshovel

Carly Dow

Musician Carly Dow will be at the Flying Steamshovel on November 9th.  She calls her sound “wildcrafted folk music” and she’s been sharing it with appreciative audiences across Canada since 2013.  With roots in Manitoba’s music community and professional training as an environmental scientist, she knows how to look closely and transform what she’s seen into intimate musical snapshots.

Her 2015 debut album Ingrained rose into the national top 10 charts in the folk/roots/blues category and garnered international acclaim. Her clear, vivid imagery and enchanting melodies earned her a place on renowned festival stages across Canada including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Guelph Ontario’s Hillside Festival, and the Bella Coola Festival in British Columbia, and propelled her international tours to Europe and the United Kingdom in 2017.

Carly says she will be performing “as a trio, with guitars, bass and harmonies” and she’ll be playing both banjo and guitar during the show.  

Her degree in Environmental Studies has led to work in conservation; she still works part-time for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

She says, “I have really enjoyed my time working with NCC and have learned a lot!  My most recent position was as an Assistant Conservation Biologist, and I spent a lot of time out in the field doing forest, grassland and riparian surveys.  I think this work is extremely important, given that humans have a profound impact on our surroundings.  It’s necessary to understand these issues so we can do better.  A lot of inspiration from my “science world” filters into my “art world” and the things I choose to write and sing about.”

Carly released her new full-length album, Comet, on October 19th, and within a week it had debuted on the National Top 10 Roots/Blues radio charts.

Friday, November 9, from 9:00 pm to midnight.  Tickets are $10.00 (plus fees of $3.05  through TicketWeb).