Finding your way can often be a rocky road. Some stumble through life, while others blaze trails. Brett Wildeman has been slowly but steadily crafting his sound over the past few years while performing in intimate venues throughout B.C. and Alberta. The musician is bringing his ‘A Rocky Road Tour’ to Fernie on Wednesday, March 12.
A native of British Columbia’s wild west coast, Wildeman’s songs are heavily influenced by the rural coastal environment where he has spent the majority of his life. His sprawling lyrics and moody guitar tones, coupled with a unique delivery are staples of his raw folk music.
The tour is an ode to the fossil fuel dependant path Canada’s federal and provincial government is leading us down, as the Joint Review Panel has given the green light to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Wildeman feels this is the time when Canadians must dig in or let the carbon emissions levy break.
2013 was a year of success and artistic growth for Wildeman, with more than 40 tour dates, the release of his latest album Mother Earth, and a 700 km carbon-neutral cycle-tour of coastal B.C. In 2014, Wildeman has turned his focus to the release of a forthcoming EP and carbon neutral touring efforts.
Wildeman couldn’t be happier to be exploring the Rockies while sharing his music with crowds of all ages during this seven stop tour. Catch him when he rolls through Fernie Wednesday night at Infinitea T-Bar and Boutique.