One of the great things about downtown Calgary is the music stage that is set up every summer along Stephen Ave. The music stage hosts a mix of breaking and well known music acts from Calgary and the surrounding areas. It’s a place I often visit to catch a free lunchtime concert and take a break from documenting the streets of Calgary. This year a number of excellent acts have graced the stage, none more so than Lauran Mayell one of Calgarys rising country music stars. Indeed she already has a long list of achievements to her name including:
Winner 2018 ACMA Female Artist of The Year
Nominations for 2017 ACMA Female Artist of The Year and Album of the Year
Winning Country 105’s Rising Star in Calgary 2017
Opening for for many award winning Canadian and American artists including, Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, The Washboard Union, Emerson Drive, Meghan Patrick, Kane Brown (Western Canada tour). Mayell has also shared the Country Thunder Music Festival main stage with The Road Hammers, Terri Clark, Randy Houser and Thomas Rhett.
Turns out that she was also a one time downhill ski racer and coach and is now one of the most sought after vocal coaches. If you want to hear more from Lauren Mayell you can find her on YouTube In the meantime here’s her latest single “Tongue Tied”
One things for sure, if you’re visiting downtown Calgary and want to catch some great music checkout the great selection of buskers that play along Stephen Ave or better still lookout for the live music stage and enjoy a great free concert.