Braden Gates

With the impending release of his fourth album, Braden Gates has already proven himself to be deserving of a wider audience and more than worthy of the attention he’s already received in the space of five short years. Gates has played roots-music haunts like The Blue Chair and the Uptown Folk Club in Edmonton, while accepting much sought after gigs at regional festivals like Pembina River Nights and the Beaumont Blues Festival. He has also been invited to play the prestigious Edmonton Folk and Vancouver Island Music Festivals- all before hitting his 22nd birthday. Gates was nominated for the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year and Contemporary Artist of the Year Awards at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. With a new album mixed, mastered, and set for a late fall 2018 release on Canada’s premier folk/roots label, Borealis Records, this inspired singer-songwriter simply looks to win over new audiences at every opportunity."