What I’m listening to today… The Rural Alberta Advantage

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I really like listening to The Rural Alberta Advantage. They are a band that I enjoy most listening to alone. Mainly because then I can sing along without worry that my out of tune voice isn’t going to be laughed at but also because I feel I can connect better with the lyrics and music that way. I like songs with a good tune and that stir up some emotions and memories and I get both from The RAA. Here’s a short bio taken from their website:

The group consists of singer/guitarist Nils Edenloff, also the chief writer in the group; Paul Banwatt, whose raucous percussion pushes the songs into overdrive; and multi-instrumental Amy Cole, who provides keys, percussion, and backing vocals. Borrowing a regional slogan, Edenloff grew up in rural Fort McMurray, Alberta, and draws on his experiences there in his songwriting.

Departing is their second LP and was released on March 1, 2011.

Under the knife is the first song I heard from this band and it’s still one of my favourites.

If your in Calgary this weekend you can see The Rural Alberta Advantage for free! They’re playing the Sled Island Pre-fest party at Luke’s Drug Mart in Bridgeland Sunday June 2nd from 12-5. Check out the Facebook event HERE and for more info and tour dates visit their website www.theraa.com


For me this band supplies perfect listening tunes for a long road trip or a rainy day spent inside.

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