The Rural Alberta Advantage

Toronto (by way of—you guessed it!—rural Alberta) three-piece the Rural Alberta Advantage generated enough hype with their self-released debut record Hometowns to not only get signed by Saddle Creek (which recently rereleased the album), but to sell out both their initial local show at the 7th St. Entry and this show at the Cedar. And the hype is more than justified, as frontman (and chief songwriter) Nils Edenloff turned his yearning for his beloved Alberta into songs filled with emotion, poignancy, and passion. Their tunes evoke a distinct sense of place as well as postcard images of travel, all while broadcasting a unique and authentic sound that easily transports listeners wherever they choose to let the splendid music take them. Opening are locals Dark Dark Dark, whose haunting folk sounds will only add to the moody music on display this evening. All ages. (Photo by Joe Fuda)
Fri., Jan. 15, 7 p.m., 2010

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