Feist w/ Orville Peck
July 5, 2019
Photos Courtesy of J. Dirom Photography
It was a chilly start to the 107th Calgary Stampede. Though grey clouds loomed overhead, at least the rain stayed away, as the crowds began to converge in front of the Coca-Cola Stage.
The evening started with Orville Peck. Billboard calls him the “masked gay crooner” and, according to his bio, he’s a “Psychedelic outlaw cowboy croons love and loss from the badlands of North America.” There was an interesting hesitation, and curiosity from the crowd when he and his band initially strolled out on stage. With a deep voice the words “Hi, I’m Orville Peck” filled the cool air, and the evening’s show got underway. I’m not a huge country fan, but Orville’s rich and smooth baratone vocals and charming performance was infectious. I thoroughly enjoyed his music and his charming stage presence and plan to catch Orville Peck the next time he’s in town.
On to the main event, Canadian indi-pop singer/songwriter, Feist. Dressed in layers of colours and prints, her strong vocals and solid song writing excited the fans. She delighted the crowd with several hits from her five studio releases through a 45-minute set.