The third Summer Kicks Concert will be hosting a band that has never hit the stage in Golden before, but say they are looking forward to sharing their special style with the community.
“We have never played in Golden before,” band member Mike Corbiell explained, “but we have been in the area a lot for other reasons. We will be going mountain biking the day after the show.” Bitterweed Draw is a Calgary based band that has quickly become popular in both Alberta and B.C.
“A few of us met two years ago and we just slowly kept meeting the right people to make additions. We finalized our lineup in June of last year.”
The young band has some old style talent, which gives them an edge that can suit anyones musical tastes. This special edge is what gave them the ability to record an ep album in a cabin belonging to one of the band member’s grandmothers.
“That album is our biggest accomplishment. It is free for download on our website and we worked really hard on it. It was pretty bittersweet when we were done recording it though, because the cabin had a really old chimney, so we woke up and it was on fire… But we didn’t end up burning the place down so that was good.”
A lot seems to happen when Bitterweed Draw is sleeping. It’s how the band picked their name in the first place.
“One of the founding members had a dream about it and so we made it our name. It can have multiple interpretations but we like to leave that up to people to decide.”
You can decide for yourself what the name means when the band hits the stage. Their music is great and the response they have received at festivals and gigs has been even greater.
“We love sharing our music. The feedback that we have gotten from places we have played has been phenomenal. We feed off that. When a crowd gets into it we feed off that energy.”
Bitterweed Draw will take a break from the stage and hand the mic over to Abdul Carl. Abdul Carl will have no problem keeping the crowd entertained with a vibe that no one can ignore. This will be one show that should not be missed.
To make sure you don’t miss out, come down to the Spirit Square tonight and be ready for the show to start at 7 p.m.