Music on the Mile

A photo of Dave Kelly and The Dungarees behind-the-scenes
Dave Kelly and The Dungarees | Photo: Courtesy of Dave Kelly Live

Music on the Mile

Dave Kelly Live explores Calgary’s Music Mile ahead of the Canadian Country Music Awards

Leading up to the Canadian Country Music Awards, Dave Kelly Live has been releasing a series of videos featuring local musicians performing around Calgary’s Music Mile.

“This summer I had the chance to hang out where Led Zep recorded Stairway to Heaven and The Rolling Stones recorded Brown Sugar. I got to stand in the spot where Buddy Guy and BB King have played, backstage where Johnny Reid, Eric Church, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hung out before their gigs, and I talked to a band that was following in the footsteps of Stevie Ray Vaughn,” writes Dave Kelly in his blog post Life Luck and Music. “All of this happened right here in Calgary, and all of it happened while I talked and listened to some amazing Calgary and Alberta artists.”

With interviews from The Dungarees, Mariel Buckley, Leeroy Stagger, Michela Sheedy, Tom Phillips, and The Polyjesters, stay tuned as videos are released every Wednesday and Friday until September 6.

“The Canadian Country Music Awards are coming to Calgary on September 8 and it’s Calgary’s chance to show off that we are a music city. I wanted to help do that, so I took a walk down Calgary’s Music Mile and stopped in at some of the places where music happens—and talked to some of the incredibly talented people who make it happen.”