#yeg Video of the Month/ September

Braden Gates' "Perfect Shade of Blue" (2015)

by emil tiedemann

FORT Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Braden Gates has been reasonably compared to a young Loudon Wainwright; a storyteller with a voice far beyond his years, and blessed with a songwriting capacity that is sure to get him far in the Canadian folk music industry.

Braden Gates has been described as a "born raconteur."

In early 2013 he released his debut album Break It to Me Gently, produced by Miles Wilkinson, who has worked with everyone from Bonnie Raitt & Emmylou Harris to Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton. Wilkinson returned to the helm for Gates' sophomore effort, 2014's Ferris Wheel.

Earlier this year, at the 4th annual Edmonton Music Awards, Gates was named Male Artist of the Year, and his "Life's a Picture" won for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year.

Gates - who also plays the guitar, fiddle and harmonica - recently released a video for his new song, "Perfect Shade of Blue." It was shot last April when he was touring in Vancouver, directed by Greg Gillespie.

If you like what you hear, then you can check Gates out in person when he joins Amelia Curran at St. Albert's Arden Theatre on Saturday, October 17. You can find tickets HERE! You can also follow Gates on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.


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