Reuben Bullock with Sandy Cassels & Dolly Sillito

Thu, 09/01/2011

 Doors @ 9:00pm | $10

Reuben Bullock unassumingly holds huge influence in Calgary’s burgeoning new art and folk movement. Whether it’s directing the on going roster of Market Collective musicians, co-producing Shot at the Dark music videos or playing for hours in full cafes, empty tunnels, or old city buses, Bullock is a fresh breath for traditionalism." –

His debut album, pulling up arrows is already attracting attention for its subtle arrangements and rich lyrics.Working with producer/multi-instrumentalist Jay Crocker, Reuben used a minimalistic approach to recording the album. In a tool shed-turned recording studio, pulling up arrows took shape using all analog recording equipment, placing an emphasis on the process as much as the finished product.

"Bullock's voice is intimate and immediate; note-perfect to deliver his testaments and make them resonate. He somehow manages to evoke some of the greatest folk singers without even once sounding imitative." – In short, music that remembers and forgets. The way death affects life and heartache molds love, these songs share memories and tell stories. The rich, layered lyrics of Reuben Bullock, follow simple melodies and slip below the surface into the depths of the ocean. Calm and Powerful.