The Rural Alberta Advantage
August 17 @ 8:00 pm
Peterborough Musicfest is proud to present twice Juno Award nominated indie rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage on Saturday, August 17, at 8 p.m. – one of 16 performances presented this summer as part of the concert series’ 33rd season.
Formed in 2005, The Rural Alberta Advantage has explored themes ranging from hometowns lost and found to tragic Alberta disasters, presenting a frank and forthright style of songwriting that has continued to leave its mark and grab fans around the world.
Comprised of Nils Edenloff (lead guitar/vocals), Amy Cole (keyboards/bass) and Paul Banwatt (drums), The Rural Alberta Advantage released its debut album Hometownsin 2008, followed by Departing(2011), Mended With Gold(2014) and The Wild(2017) featuring the singles White Lightsand Brother.
Critical acclaim has followed in the form of 2012 Juno Award nominations for Best New Group and Video of the Year for Stamp and the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. In addition, the band was long-listed for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.
Years of touring have filled rooms with a sound far beyond what any music fan would expect. This year The Rural Alberta Advantage is playing a series of intimate shows in some of their favourite clubs and towns across North America with plans to soon record new music.