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Maddie Storvold excited about playing in all female band and new albums

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Nelson/ Edmonton songwriter Maddy Storvold is stoked to play the Geomatic Attic with her all female folk trio, Saturday, March 18.

Maddie Storvold plays the Geomatic Attic, March 18. Photo by Half Moon photography

 She has been running non stop, touring, preparing  her third studio “Sunstorm” and  getting ready to record a new live album.


 She just released a video from the new album “Long Time Gone.”


“ So I have to  maximize sleep as much as I can in between shows,” Storvold said.


 She has been touring a lot in anticipation of the third album. She was last in Lethbridge with Jack Garton in October, but she is really excited to bring her trio including upright bassist/ mandolinist/ vocalist Jill McKenna and fiddle player/ mandolinist/ vocalist Alina Deanna to Lethbridge.


“ It’s been great,” she said.

 the trio is relatively new as they of joined forces late last year after meeting at festivals.


“They add so much to the music. They are multi-talented. They’re amazing players. Jill studied jazz music in New York City for four years and Alina studied music in the Kootenays and has an audio engineering degree,” Storvold enthused. I’m really excited to sing three part harmonies because I grew up singing in the church choir. And it’s exciting to have two mandolinists,” she continued, she said emphasizing they aren’t a bluegrass trio.


“Bluegrass music is about taking solos and I’m really bad at playing lead though I’m a pretty good guitar player. I like old folk singers so I like to play for the song and for the story,” she said.

“ I’ve always wanted to form an all female trio. Female musicians are hard to find. Male musicians are more common,” she said.

Storvold is excited to  show  what the trio can  do on the live album.

“ We’ve been touring the live album set,” These are songs that don’t really fit on the studio albums. They’re more of the jokey songs and stories,” she said.

 She will be recording the live album March 24 and 25 at in Ymir and  Nelson.

“ Ymir is where the Tiny Lights Music festival is. They’re they first big festival that booked me. And I used to live in Nelson until my partner and I broke up, so it’s a homecoming show for me,” she said.


 The first single “ Long Time Gone,” is a personal story.

“ It’s about my parents, whose relation ship ended because of adultery. And It’s about how I hope I wouldn’t end up that way,” she said.

“Sunstorm” will be released in the summer and she  is planning to release the live album in the Fall.


 She noted the Geomatic Attic set will be a combination of “Sunstorm” and the live  album set which will take the audience through a variety of emotions.


“ I’ve played a lot of different venues in Lethbridge but I’ve always wanted to play the Geomatic Attic. I’ll be playing a lot of ‘Sunstorm.’ There’s going to be lots of laughter and lots of meaningful moments and we’ll be playing some fun covers from Canadian musicians like Shania Twain, Joni Mitchell and Kate McGarrigle,” she said.

 She live a transient  life full of constant touring.

“I was was living in Nelson with my partner for a few years, then we broke up, so I don’t know where I’ll land, maybe on Pinder Island off the coast of B.C.”

 Maddie Storvold plays two set at the Geomatic Attics beginning at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 18.

 Tickets are $35 from members, $37.50 for non-members.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 March 2023 15:02 )  
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