Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hell or High Water!

We're heading to Calgary tomorrow for five days! A "spur" of the moment idea after we cancelled our longer driving version of this trip. 
We will be visiting friends who just moved there and catching some of the Calgary Stampede's events. 
We were able to cash in some frequent flyers points as we wouldn't be going at the current airfare prices of over $800 each!!
Some events have been canceled due to the dreadful flooding which the area suffered.

The theme song is Hell or High Water You can listen to it here at the Stampede's official web site.
You can also buy a T-shirt at this site.
"Hell or High Water" is the result of a collaboration between a number of performers from this year's TransAlta Grandstand Show - and their efforts to boost morale and celebrate the spirit shown in the wake of the floods. Written by Marc Martel (who performed in Toronto's long running tribute to Queen, We Will Rock You which we saw THREE times), this anthem features backing vocals by The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and was produced by Emmy Award-winning Dave Pierce, who is set to become Grandstand Show Producer next year.

From start to finish the entire song was completed in a mere 48 hours during a busy time of final preparations and rehearsals for the Grandstand Show.

Martel isn't the only artist using music as a remedy. Blake Reid, a country musician from Cremona, Alta., also wrote a song entitled Hell or High Water that's received some attention since he posted it online last week.

1 comment:

  1. Such amazing stamina in Alberta! I think I like the second version of Hell or High Water best! It seems to capture the spirit, the resilience and is quite moving!


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