The Rural Alberta Advantage Perform Two Shows This Week at The Capital
The Rural Alberta Advantage’s percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring has taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as “Canada’s best unsigned band” to devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR Radio.
In 2006 singer-songwriter Nils Edenloff, percussionist Paul Banwatt, and multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole came together to release their debut self-titled EP as The Rural Alberta Advantage. The ensuing years have brought two full-length albums (2008′s Hometowns and 2011′s Departing), widespread critical praise two Juno Award Nominations (Best New Group, Video of the Year), a Long List Nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, and a hard-earned reputation as one of the most impressive live bands you’ll ever see. It was through all of this that The Rural Alberta Advantage’s latest album, Mended With Gold, took shape.