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Scroll down to see what shows are coming up. We stream everything that happens at MOB Cafe @ The Asylum for Art. When the shows are over, we will put them up for you to watch - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the links to the past shows.

We will be streaming all the guitar classes that go on here

Tuesdays
5:30 Campfire Guitar for Adults
7:00 FingerPickin'
8:00 Campfire Guitar for Adults

Wednesdays

7:00 Beginner Guitar
8:00 Campfire Guitar for Adults

Thursdays

6:00 Campfire Kids
8:00 Campfire Guitar for Adults

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Vine & Dine

Vine & Dine

November 21, 2020 6:30 pm

Linda Garson is the creator of Vine & Dine. She has always been a ‘foodie’ with a passion for wine, so it was a natural starting point for her overseas to work with products that translate easily into other markets.She has worked with Chateaux in France, wineries in Romania, vineyards in Italy, Germany, Australia, and South Africa, Pisco producers in Chile, Vodka producers in Sweden, distilleries in the UK, cocktail manufacturers in Singapore, RTD manufacturers in Montreal and many more, ...
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Jim McLennan

Jim McLennan

November 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Attention Guitar Geeks: Jim McLennan’s reputation as a fingerstyle guitarist, composer and arranger has produced an enduring legacy as one of Alberta’s finest guitarists. He recorded for Stefan Grossman’s iconic Kicking Mule record label in the 1970s, and has been featured in Guitar Player magazine.

Upon its release, Jim’s solo CD, Six-String Gumbo, was chosen “CD of the Week” by CKUA Radio. The CD was a Western Canadian Music Award finalist for Instrumental Recording of the Year. His performances highlight fingerstyle ...
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Annie Lux

Annie Lux

November 28, 2020 8:00 pm
A Canadian born Filipina, Lux keeps it cool and spicy. Drawing diverse influence from the beautiful landscapes of east & west, she fuses South-East Asian orchestral instruments to produce alternative R&B and electronic sound design. ??⛰️

At 17 Annie was featured on ‘A-Side’ the theme song of Disney’s ‘The Next Step’. She’s also been featured on several Spotify editorial playlists in South-East Asia such as ‘Chillax Ka Muna’, “Dope AF” & ‘我的微醺夜’. Recent ...
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Yves and the Talent

Yves and the Talent

December 4, 2020 8:00 pm

Hailing from Montreal, Yves Gravel’s sound is edgy, distilled, and raw.

Yves first picked up the guitar at age 8 and at age 14 found a kindred spirit in Leonard Cohen – beginning a life long journey with Cohen’s romantic, somber and avant-garde devotion to songwriting, poetry, and literature. Yves spent over a decade between Montreal, Vancouver and Kelowna exploring purist theology and philosophy before relocating to Alberta.  It was here that his desire for personal renaissance manifested into songwriting – resulting in bilingual Canadiana anthems of love, anguish and resolve.

Yves has explored diverse genres and ...
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Jeremy Gignoux

Jeremy Gignoux

December 5, 2020 8:00 pm
Jeremy Gignoux is ever oscillating between calling himself a violinist or a fiddler. Playing within those lines, he has developed an original sound and technique. His main project the Acoustic Ensemble plays lyrical instrumental music that defies genre classification, stretching from Parisian Swing to folk experiments. His compositions are featured in his first album Cinacoustic. Based in Calgary, AB (Mohkinstsis), he loves collaborating with other performing arts, being part of two Decidedly Jazz Danceworks productions, a dance piece by ...
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Past Shows

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Tim Williams, a 40 year veteran of the roots music scene in North America, is a blues-based singer/ songwriter/ multi- instrumentalist, and is in constant demand. Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass like a sponge before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fuelled by seeing many first generation blues musicians ...
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Halloween Murder Ballad ExtraVaganza

Halloween Murder Ballad ExtraVaganza

‘Twas a dark and stormy night …

Songs of Murder, Death and Other Good Will

This year, the Executioners will be:

Tim Williams
Justine Vandergrift
Nikko Forsberg
Scott Arnold

Bua Ha Ha Ha

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Bob Erlendson Trio in Concert

Bob Erlendson Trio in Concert

Highly respected in jazz circles, Bob has played piano professionally for over 50 years!  Best known for educating Lenny Breau in jazz theory, his original composition “Lullaby” was published in “Guitar Player Magazine” 1983.  He was featured for the documentary “The Genius of Lenny Breau” (1999) and was a consultant on the book “One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau” published in 2006 by University of North Texas Press and written by Ron Forbes-Roberts.

Bob studied jazz arranging with Gordon Delamont in Toronto ...
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Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world.

Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. In 1999, he joined the band and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the B.B. King and other artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy.

In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for ...
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Bryson Waind House Concert

Bryson Waind House Concert

Bryson Waind is a folk and country singer who was born and bred in Canada’s Niagara Region.  He spent 15 vintages working in the wine industry, running tractors up and down the vineyard rows.  Years on the farm gave him the opportunity to develop the genuine Canadian folk and country style that he plays today.  On the guitar or mandolin you can hear the deep roots and love of home that are his trademarks.  Now living in Calgary, his style ...
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Sid Marty House Concert

Sid Marty House Concert

Sid began playing folk music and original songs in Calgary long before there was a Calgary Folk Music Club or an Edmonton Folk Festival. People in those days were indifferent to local songwriters, to put it mildly. Sid is a fourth generation Albertan and a former park warden who worked in the mountain national parks for many years.  He is also the award-winning author of five books of nonfiction and five books of poetry. The songs on his second album, ...
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Mike Watson House Concert

Mike Watson House Concert

Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have Mike Watson’s band, The 6L6’s.

After years honing in on the most primal guitar sounds he could find, he began seeking out new sounds during the last few years of the King Eddy’s life while at the same time digging up old recordings of blues men, hill ...
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Ica., Clint Baker and Anna Lewis

Ica., Clint Baker and Anna Lewis

Come down for an intimate performance of some of Calgary’s up and coming songwriters.

Ica. Authentic lyrics, “stuck in your head” acoustic pop melodies, and powerhouse vocals fused together to create folk pop bliss.

Clint Baker is an emerging Americana country music artist from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inspired by Americana music and his love for honest songwriting, Clint is developing his own brand of country.

Anna Lewis is a country music singer/song-writer from Calgary, AB. At a ...
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Film Festival

Film Festival

Join us for our November Film Festival featuring the famous works of Jim Henson, Bob Ross and Monty Python. Bring your pals, grab some of our amazing nachos, craft beers or select sodas and cozy in for two nights of back to back hits!

 

Tuesday, November 10 – Jim Henson

7:00 – The Dark Crystal

9:30 – Labyrinth

 
Wednesday, November 11 – Bob Ross ...
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Heather Blush

Heather Blush

Heather Blush performs mostly original music that is witty and engaging. Armed with her unique guitar playing style and a silky voice “that could melt the chrome off a Cadillac” she adapts her performance to suit the crowd in the moment. Come join Heather on an adventure that leads you through gritty self observations, lighthearted stories about finding love through tropical fruit, and everything in between.

Doors Open at 6:00 with a bonus Happy ...
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Tricia Edwards

Tricia Edwards

Tricia Edwards “Have You Met Miss Jones?”

Just who exactly was Miss Jones and why did she get to be immortalized in this favourite jazz standard? And exactly how many jazz standards can you think of that include a girl’s name in the title? Join Tricia Edwards, piano, Friday October 30 at the Asylum for Art for a selection of some of these great tunes.

 

Tricia Edwards’ musical journey has taken many ...
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Chelsea Wyte

Chelsea Wyte

Chelsea Wyte is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta she has been writing music from a young age, drawing influence from artists such as Daughter and Chelsea Wolfe.Chelsea crafts moody lyrics/melodies both haunting and dark. Unafraid to be brutally honest, her music evokes an atmosphere of melancholy favouring the macabre. Her debut EP, Funeral, was released in 2018. Most recently though she has released a single, The Sun, in February of this year. A reflection of a project to ...
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The Dwellers - Cancelled

The Dwellers – Cancelled

The Dwellers are a dynamic eclectic group. We mix covers with original music and include a wide variety of genres such as: classic rock, folk, country, bluegrass, soul and much more.
We showcase a variety of instruments to keep our audience engaged offering a wonderful sound with guitar, percussion, upright bass, mandolin, flute, harmonica and congas. We play familiar tunes with our own unique twist.

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ThanksFerGivin''er Feast and OPEN MIC

ThanksFerGivin”er Feast and OPEN MIC

I hope you can join us for our 7th annual ThanksFerGivin”er party is this Sunday. I have been doing this out of my house (formerly known as Asylum HeadQuarters) for quite a while. We have been on quite a journey over the past year and a half to get established in this great new space. I wish I could express how much I appreciate each and every one of you and your contribution to making The Asylum for Art the ...
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Prairie Flower

Prairie Flower

Prairie Flower is comprised of 3 musicians, and includes a variety of instruments. Erin McCullough is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. She says she tries to sing different genres, but “everything just comes out Country!” Erin plays violin, mandolin, and banjo just to name a few. Our lead male vocals and rhythm guitar belong to Mike Bidgood. His singing will take you back to ‘The Rock’ and Mike’s hometown of St. John’s, then across the pond to Ireland and beyond. The ...
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Elliot Freedman

Elliot Freedman

“Very, very good avant fusion” (Guitar Player magazine) captures the essence of Elliot Freedman‘s music: harmonically elegant, rhythmically muscular, and an uncompromisingly adventurous update on the electric jazz of the 1970s. Elliot, whose baritone and classical guitars accentuate his innovative chordal work, will perform his own compositions, as well as pieces by Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Evans, and others. Having spent his formative years in Calgary, Elliot is thrilled to return to perform solo at Asylum for Art! Thanks ...
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Alexanne Soble

Alexanne Soble

Alexanne Soble is a Canadian singer and songwriter originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She recently graduated from Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology program in Nelson, BC where, as a Vocal Major she studied Performance, Songwriting, and Music Production. Working and collaborating with various producers and fellow musicians Alexanne’s true passion has become songwriting. Starting with a singer/songwriter approach Alexanne adds hybrid electronic elements to create ambient and catchy alternative pop tunes. Alexanne has performed at various venues in Manitoba and ...
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Annie da Silva

Annie da Silva

Annie da Silva is a musician from the west coast currently living in Calgary. After growing up across Canada and experiencing both musical coasts, they fell in love with storytelling and words at a young age. Through poetry and song, they began their journey of composing music over the last eight years and have explored genres such as folk, indie, soul and RnB. Having written and produced several entrancing tracks and five albums, Annie has found a wonderful medium to share ...
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Timothonius

Timothonius

Timothonius (born April 10, 1991) is a Canadian jazz pianist, music producer, composer. He is the bandleader of the HAVEN Vanguard Trio, and the man behind the “HAVEN Party” – an event which takes place every last Monday of each month at Koi. He studied Jazz Performance at Mount Royal University (2011-2013), as well as Composition & Electronic Production at Berklee College of Music (2013-2015). Along with his Inner Circle of performing artists, composers, and music producers, Timothonius aims to ...
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Rodney ArtMusic

Rodney ArtMusic

Rodney Brent has been having musical adventures ever since he started playing guitar in junior high school.
These adventures have seen Rodney fronting many of his own odd ball, mad scientist type bands as well as having been side guy for so many projects of other musicians.
Multi Instrumentalist , Inventor, Educator, Composer and Performer. Seeing is Believing…. you really have to be there. Un predicable is a good place to start

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Darren Young

Darren Young

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, music director, and educator Darren Young is an exciting artist with a diverse palette. His music spans a wide array of genres, including classical, post rock, prog, shoegaze, electronic, noise, and jazz. A classically trained guitarist and double bassist, Darren’s music has received international press coverage from Prog Magazine, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock Magazine, and the CBC.
 
Darren’s busy concert schedule has taken him across Canada, the UK, US, and France. He has been a featured performer with the Calgary Philharmonic ...
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Kitchen Opening and Faculty Concert

Kitchen Opening and Faculty Concert

Doors open at 6:00 for our opening of the MOB Cafe Kitchen and Faculty Concert. This is a free show!
If you can’t make the show, tune in on www.AsylumKRP.com

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Aaron Young

Aaron Young

By the time Aaron Young was just 23 years old, he had already produced, arranged and performed on over 15 albums. It was clear that music wasn’t going to be in his future, it was going to be his future. With eclectic influences ranging from Lenny Breau, Jim Croce, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Danny Gatton, Bruce Cockburn, Randy Rhodes, Glenn Campbell, Eddie Van Halen, Muddy Waters, Pat Metheny, and countless more, Young went on to perform in the world-beat stage ...
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Aurelien Sudan

Aurelien Sudan

Aurelien Sudan started playing the violin at the age of 3 at the Conservatory of Music of Fribourg, Switzerland. After having studied classical music for 12 years, he left the music world at the age of 15, needing a break. It was only 10 years later, in 2013, that Aurelien picked up the violin again. He progressively fell in love with free improvisation, as well as rock and folk covers. In 2015, he began performing under the stage name ‘The ...
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Alita Laurie, Harp

Alita Laurie, Harp

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Alita Laurie began studying harp at the age of 8, after bothering her mother with the idea for a year. No one in Alita’s family can recollect where her love of harp sprung from! 

While growing up, Alita put on Harp solo concerts to fundraise for humanitarian efforts in Burundi. As a young adult, in 2017, Alita recorded her first CD entitled “Taking Wing”. Alita has completed her Royal College of Music Grade 10 Harp Proficiency Tests which include, ...
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Eileen Kosasih and Sam Tidd - Violin and Piano

Eileen Kosasih and Sam Tidd – Violin and Piano

Eileen Kosasih is a pianist, violinist, and artist.  She has a B.A.Music (violin), M.Music (orchestral conducting), piano diploma, and is an MFA candidate. Eileen is principle 2nd violin of Symphony of the Kootenays. She was concertmaster for the Rocky Mountain Symphony for two seasons.  As a crossover  freelance musician, she has performed all over North America. Eileen directed Calgary Arts Orchestra, her two-year creative project. She is the accompanist for UUphonia, and was resident accompanist for Calgary Multicultural Choir, Suzuki Talent Education Society, and Calgary Girls ...
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Czarkologie

Czarkologie

Czarkologie was created in 2010 by pianist/composer Anthony Czarnecki and violinist/
conductor Eileen Kosasih.  The music of Czarkologie is rooted in Anthony’s jazz compositions
(first performed/recorded by the Gerry Hebert Quartet).  Anthony rewrote his music in
classical style for the duo to perform as Czarkologie.  While the pieces are generally
through-composed, there are moments for improvisation.  The original music of
Czarkologie explores rich traditions of structure, color and rhythmic diversity from
classical and jazz to world and modern sources. Programs often feature guest
instrumentalists on ...
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Scott Arnold, Guitar

Scott Arnold, Guitar

Scott Arnold, RMT (ARMT), Off-Campus Instructor (MRU), Guitarist, Banjoist, Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Guitar Guru (CBC), Counter-Culture Nomad (CBC), Author, Photographer, Dog Sledder, self committed member of The Asylum for Art, all ’round nice guy and graw as … (Tracy A Smith) believes that art is a reflection of society and making art is a balance of expressing your own beliefs within the framework of our culture, but at the same time advancing the language and technique and dedicating good time to ...
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Nikko Forsberg

Nikko Forsberg

Nikko Forsberg is one of the most unique musicians in western canada. His skillsets go beyond jazz guitar to insane vocal ability as well as modern composition of his version of jazz tunes that truly stand alone in this era of cookie cutting copycats. Nikko is working on his 5 th text book. Melodic minor flat 5 (or any mode you like) is the title. He graduated from one of the best jazz programs and studied with geoff younge of ...
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