Victoria, BC, CA
Date and Time
Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 9:00pm
With his debut The Last Of Our Mountains, Edel has learned that home, love and youthfulness are neither innocent nor simple. Born in rural Alberta, his youth was spent between rocky mountains and vast wheat fields. These landscapes shaped the album; a sharp and urgent collection of 8 songs that give way to the adventurous, compassionate and delicate.
Produced by Vancouver’s Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean), the making of The Last Of Our Mountains saw, a new human being birthed, the last use of Mushroom Studio’s vintage gear, an emergency trip to the hospital and many passages across the Strait of Georgia. The collection is bookended by Bottom Floor Apartment, in which smiles reassure and The Country Where I Came From where the longing for the idea of home and infinite possibilities of youth and love grow narrow. Mike Edel has since relocated from his family’s wheat farm to the seaside city of Victoria BC, where he has quickly formed a personal and musical home.
Mike Edel is no stranger to touring, he has toured across Western Canada countless times and the Pacific Coastal States on 4 occasions. Since relocating to Victoria, Edel has grown to be one of the city’s best singer/songwriters. He’s performed at The Rifflandia Festival, The Tongue on the Post Folk Festival and won Rawlco Radio’s 10K20 grant while playing alongside Hannah Georgas, Chad Van Gaalen, The Cave Singers and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. Edel has been played on CKUA, UP! 97.7 Calgary, CBC Radio 3 CBC Radio 1, and The Zone @ 91.3's Band Of The Month in Victoria(May 2011).
"a delicately catchy record that rolls through its eight tracks as freshly and easily as wind across the harvest." Calgary Herald
“In the last two years that Mike Edel has been in Victoria he has established himself as one of the region’s go-to musicians” Times Colonist