Pick of the Day: Chad VanGaalen w/ Castlemusic

Tonight's second instalment in the Regina Folk Festival's Concert Series at the Exchange follows on the heels of Final Fantasy and Timber Timbre on Oct. 30. Like it, the headliner here is a veteran of the RFF's main stage. Chad VanGaalen played the festival this year, in fact. Prior to his appearance on Aug. 7 Steve did this Dog Blog post on the multi-talented Albertan.

Another similarity between the two concerts is that like Final Fantasy, VanGaalen is also backed up by a pseudonymous singer-songwriter -- Castlemusic a.k.a Jennifer Castle. Toronto-based, she's collaborated with the likes of Elliott Brood, the Constantines and Fucked Up, but when she performs solo she favours quiet, quirky introspective songs. I'm not sure when the Oct. 8 issue of prairie dog will hit the streets, but inside you'll find an interview with Jennifer by Emily Zimmerman. Here's a video for her tune Man Outa Me. (YouTube)

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