If Chris Isaak & Fiona Apple had a lovechild its name would be Whitehorse. Just pure sexy. Coke Stage, Calgary Stampede, July 15th 2017

That’s right, the eerie guitar tones and the deeply personal stories of the power couple had the entire Stampede crowd entranced. Fitting, as the scene was reminiscent of a night chase to the Mexican border after somebody shot the wrong drug lord after the deal went south. Hard to believe you’re not in a Tarantino flick, eh? Opening up with a full on rock band backing them this time, Whitehorse had the crowd right from the drop of the hat with the sultry sounds of “Sweet Disaster” – a self-explanatory track from their 2015 release “Leave No Bridge Unburned”. the only way I can accurately describe the rest of the show without resorting to “you had to be there”, is that over the course of the night a seductive storyline unravelled between his six strings and her smooth vocals. The mystery of the enchanting tales take us back to the desperado land of relationship perils, love, lost and found again, booze, addiction, incoherence and all the real talk – it’s almost like tracks like “Nighthawks” were crafted under the New Mexican desert moonlight; just chilled enough to leave you with goosebumps all over.  The show closed down and we were dosed with a little bit of alt country, a little pop, a little rock n’ roll. Whitehorse is true chemistry by means of heartfelt expression, electric groove and an authentic feel that is definitively homegrown Canadiana. There’s swagger. And then there’s a Whitehorse show. Get out to see these cats in the fall, Calgary. They’ll be back with another one for the books.

Pick up Whitehorse’s new album “Panther In The Dollhouse” on iTunes here

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