Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and story-teller, Ed Peekeekoot is a skilled and seasoned performer. He has a timeless kind of cool that appeals to audiences of all ages. Ed’s performances go from blazing guitar work to foot stomping fiddle and haunting Native flute – all sprinkled with his Cree humor and philosophy. He takes people on a wildly varied musical journey from country folk to a touch of classical and jazz.
Stewart MacDougall is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He began his musical journey over fifty years ago in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He ventured west in 1980 and relocated in Edmonton Alberta where he continues to be one of Alberta’s most diverse performers. Before pursuing a solo career in 1997 he was best known for his keyboard and vocal work with Laura Vinson, k.d. lang, Ian Tyson, and Great Western Orchestra. His songs have been recorded by all of these artists and a number of others including Sneezy Waters and Randy Travis. A later collaboration with Tyson produced the title song for Ian’s 2008 CD Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories. MacDougall’s discography includes four solo albums: Gathering Time (1999), heresay (2001), Ghost Trains (2003) and Saloons & Chandeliers (2016). The Thorniest Rose, a download single was released in January 2012. He also appears on the Alberta all-star compilation, Sorrow Bound: Hank Williams Re-Examined and The Gift, A Tribute to Ian Tyson, which features performances by various Tyson alumni and admirers. He now winters in Arizona City, Arizona and performs his unique brand of western music throughout the Valley Of The Sun.
With a diverse background including rodeo cowboy, pasture rider, trapper, wildlife artist and musician, Ed Brown has corralled a backlog of experiences populated with colourful characters and situations which he mines to bring to life his various narratives. Poems laced with raw humor, irony and comments on the state of just about everything, blend seamlessly with songs that range from poignant reflections on days gone by to uplifting celebrations of modern cowboy life.
From his home on a small ranch in southwestern Manitoba, Ed performs regularly at countless private funtions and has been a headliner at all of the major cowboy gatherings and festivals in Western Canada. He has also made regular radio and television appearances and has been featured in several magazine articles and documentries including “Cowboys, Heroes and Horses” and “Minstrels of the West:”. An accomplished musician, he is often found functioning as a side man for other performers.
Ed is in the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboy’s Association Hall of Fame and is currently serving on the executive of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association He has produced three CDs of his work, one of which was awarded the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. His songs and poems have been performed by several artists in Canada and the US.
“If cowboy poetry was fresh milk and the cream that rises to the top was the very best, then Doris Daley would be very rich and very fattening.” So says renowned cowboy ambassador Waddie Mitchell about an Alberta ranch girl whose love of wordsmithing has made her one of North America’s favourite western poets, emcees and western humorists. Born and raised on a family ranch in the foothills of Alberta, Doris’s authentic, sparkling poetry has taken her to campfires large and small, to highways, roundabouts and gravel roads throughout the west, and to concert appearances with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Saskatchewan Opera Company. With a performance career spanning more than 20 years, Doris is a frequent performer at corporate and community events, Christmas parties, private parties and cowboy poetry gatherings.
His rich baritone voice was made to sing cowboy songs. His approach to the music makes the listener believe every word he sings. Tom has reached into the hearts of audiences all over Western Canada and continues to touch people with his music wherever he goes.
Tom grew up in Rose Prairie. His father ran a Community Pasture for the Forestry while raising his own cattle on their ranch beside the Beatton River. It was a natural thing to enter the rodeo circuit with his friends as a teenager, but Tom claims the only prize he ever took home was a bruise or two. After traveling to the city to do his country music recordings he decided to move to Calgary to be closer to the industry and perform with his band Cole Cole Heart. In 1992 Tom garnered “The CMAC Most Promising Artist” award and in 1994 the band took away “Group Of The Year.”
After almost seven years of touring Tom moved back home and is spending more time with his wife, daughter and son. He still performs on the festival and convention circuit during the summer along with the western music circuit of Cowboy Gathering and Festivals.
Tom performs with his band, hosts country radio shows, enjoys writing and recording. He also works with long time friend Brian Salmond, an entertainer and cowboy poet from the Charlie Lake area.