Prize and Performance

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We were playing a show in Lethbridge earlier this month and a text came in with the news that we took home the prize for ‘Best Performance’ at the 2013 Calgary Beercore Awards! We focus a lot of our attention on our live show and it’s a huge honor to be recognized. So a huge thanks and nod to the CBC for the accolade and for all the hard work they do promoting metal, hardcore, rock and punk in our music community! The golden beer (Corey) goes up on the mantle next to our 2011 Best New Band win!

Best Performance 2013 -  Calgary Beercore Awards

Best Performance 2013 – Calgary Beercore Awards

Our pals Chron Goblin took home the best album award with their 2013 release Life For the Living.

And speaking of them, and albums, we are less than a month away from our Calgary CD release show at the Palomino on November 22 with Chron Goblin and Napalmpom.

Ghost Notes Calgary CD Release w/ Chron Goblin and Napalpom - Nov22 2013 - Palomino

Ghost Notes Calgary CD Release w/ Chron Goblin and Napalpom – Nov22 2013 – Palomino

You can buy tickets online via BigTickets. And there is a facebook event with details here.

Matt did a radio interview with CKUA last week which is being streamed online.

Cowpuncher is a very well-loved Calgary roots-rock band. For years, they were known as a strongly country-and bluegrass-oriented seven-piece ensemble, but these days, the band is a lean, mean quintet that strays increasingly over toward the rock and roll side of things.

With the release of the band’s new album, Ghost Notes, on the near horizon, Lunch Box host Grant Stovel called up Cowpuncher frontman Matt Olah to talk about the new record, the band’s rock and roll adventures (and misadventures), and what Cowpuncher’s got planned for the next little while. Matt also pitched in to help CKUA get the word out about the Fall Fundraiser — and of course, they spun some music from the new record.

Take a listen to Cowpuncher’s Matt Olah in a phone conversation with CKUA’s Grant Stovel, plus two tracks from Ghost Notes: Raised on Rock ‘n Roll and Wounded Wing:

We’re off to BC on Thursday for some launches in Revelstoke, Kelowna and Vancouver. The first snowfall hit Calgary yesterday so we’ll be sure to take it safe through the mountain passes.

Here’s to a few!