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About Wake Owl
Another set of Owls descend upon the music scene (Created June 27, 2013)
Following in the fowl-ish footsteps of Owl City, The Owls, Freak Owls and the Hoot Hoots, there comes Wake Owl. Fronted by Colyn Cameron, who splits his time between Vancouver, Canada and Portland, Oregon, the band's scintillating folk-rock sound has become a pleasin' reason for fans to tune their ears North by Northwest.
Those insomniacs (or as puns will allow, Nocturnals) will enjoy the six-song EP from the group titled "Wild Country," which makes for a soothing listen thanks to its rolling acoustic guitar, rich pedal steel and the use of an electric organ, violins and the piano. It all makes for a plush and beautiful sound from the newcomers, with the title track captivating and the punchy "You'll Never Go" two of the standout tracks. Plus the powerful "Gold" has been featured on the ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," making it a hit in its own right.
The best thing about Wake Owl is undoubtedly Cameron's raspy vocals – odd when you consider he grew up mostly into hip hop. It wasn't until he picked up a guitar and began writing songs that he got away from rapping verses to "anyone who would listen." He also found his time at Emerson College (where he studied organic agriculture) to be to a catalyst for his music. Upon his return to Vancouver, he played in a number of bands before deciding to begin his own journey.
Wild Country bowed nationwide on January 29, 2013 through Vagrant Records. They have upcoming concerts on their schedule throughout the US and Canada.
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Wake Owl Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 05/24/2014 Seattle WA Barboza 05/23/2014 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 05/22/2014 San Francisco CA The Chapel 05/21/2014 Los Angeles CA The Echo 05/20/2014 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 05/17/2014 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 05/16/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 05/15/2014 Houston TX 77007 TX Fitzgerald's - Downstairs 05/13/2014 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon 05/12/2014 Hattiesburg MS The Thirsty Hippo 05/10/2014 Atlanta GA Atlantic Station 05/10/2014 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 05/08/2014 Birmingham AL The Bottletree Cafe 05/04/2014 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 05/03/2014 Knoxville TN The Square Room 05/01/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle Back Room 04/30/2014 Richmond VA Capital Ale House 04/29/2014 Vienna VA Jammin Java 04/26/2014 Philadelphia PA MilkBoy 04/25/2014 Boston MA The Red Room @ Cafe 939 04/24/2014 Brooklyn NY Rough Trade NYC 04/22/2014 Columbus OH The Basement 03/15/2014 Nanaimo BC Queen's Hotel & Pub 03/14/2014 Courtenay BC Avalanche Bar & Grill 03/13/2014 Victoria BC Lucky Bar 03/10/2014 Red Deer AB International Beer Haus & Stage 03/08/2014 Calgary AB The Republik 03/07/2014 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 03/06/2014 Saskatoon SK Amigos Cantina 03/05/2014 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Centre 03/01/2014 Montreal QC Divan Orange 02/28/2014 Toronto ON The Garrison 02/27/2014 London ON APK Live 02/26/2014 St Catharines ON Detour Music Hall 02/15/2014 Vancouver BC Performance Works
Wake Owl Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/06/2013 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Lollapalooza 07/26/2013 Pittsburgh PA Schenley Plaza 06/29/2013 Vancouver BC Electric Owl 06/26/2013 Calgary AB The Palomino 06/25/2013 Edmonton AB Brixx Bar & Grill 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 03/14/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 03/14/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 03/13/2013 Austin TX Bar 96 03/13/2013 Austin TX Bar 96 03/09/2013 Santa Cruz CA The Crepe Place 03/08/2013 San Francisco CA Hotel Utah 03/07/2013 Hollywood CA Hotel Cafe 03/07/2013 Los Angeles CA The Hotel Cafe 03/04/2013 Denver CO Hi-Dive 03/03/2013 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 02/26/2013 Pittsburgh PA Brillobox 02/25/2013 Vienna VA Jammin Java 02/23/2013 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church 02/22/2013 New York NY Rockwood Music Hall 02/20/2013 Boston MA The Red Room @ Cafe 939 02/14/2013 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry 02/09/2013 Portland OR Bunk Bar
Wake Owl Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/21/2012 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 09/20/2012 Vancouver BC The Media Club