Listen Local: 100 Mile House

Today's Listen Local pic holds a special place in my heart. 100 Mile House is the first local band I really dug into.

Long before I knew the depths of our local music scene, I was running sound at The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse during the Kaleido Festival. I'd never heard 100 Mile House before, and I was a sound-tech amatuer. They were gracious, easy to work with and sounded fantastic despite me. I could have listened to them all day, and bought a CD so that I could.

 'Hiraeth' photo by Bri Vos:  http://detourphotography.ca/  . Taken from  100MileHouse.co.uk

'Hiraeth' photo by Bri Vos: http://detourphotography.ca/ . Taken from 100MileHouse.co.uk

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

100 Mile House crafts emotional landscapes with folk music. Their harmonies are sublime and instrumentation includes violin work that adds a unique flavour to this folk blend. I say blend because I actually bought a bag of "Hiraeth" coffee to commemorate their most recent album of the same name.

Hiraeth is an album of deep personal loss and the hope found by rummaging through the dark for scraps of love and wisdom. It's an album you can put on and settle into – my favourite kind of record suited to long and lonely nighttime drives.

Is the snow falling where you are? Is it dark and a little obscured out your living room window?

Perfect. Give Hiraeth a spin.

You can discover when and where to see 100 Mile House live at http://www.100milehouse.co.uk/

Dave Von Bieker

Dave Von Bieker, 11243 85 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5B 3C6, Canada

Dave Von Bieker lives at the intersection of art, faith, hope and love. He has 2 great kids, a fantastic wife, and a mostly good dog. He plays red guitars and drives red cars.