Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay have shared their unique brand of original transatlantic folk at shows and festivals near and far. Their beautiful harmonies, rich arrangements and captivating lyrics make their sound truly distinctive.
The new 100 mile house release, Wait With Me, is their third full-length album, packed with the lyrically driven roots tunes that gained this band a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond. Debuting at No.1 on CKUA across Alberta, the album is nominated for four Edmonton Music Awards, a WCMA for ‘Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year’, shortlisted for the Edmonton Music Prize and the song ‘London’ won the coveted Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, the second time the band has walked away with the prize. This haunting and highly personal song collection is the follow-up to hollow ponds, their award-winning 2011 release.
hollow ponds won the Edmonton Music Award for Folk/Roots Album of the Year in 2012 and was nominated for a 2012 WCMA for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year. It was featured in CBC’s Key of A – Best of 2011 and the track “Better, Still” won the Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest Grand Prize in 2011.
Regularly joined by multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot, career highlights include performances at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Calgary Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Musicfest and Calgary Folk Club as well as showcasing at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Folk Alliance International conferences. A live recording of their 2013 Calgary CD release at The Ironwood is available on CBC Radio 2′s Concerts On Demand.
“Wait With Me … features the smart lyrics, harmonies, and storytelling that are making 100 Mile House well-known on the Canadian folk music scene.” CBC Music
“…lyrical and haunting, with a depth of feeling – sometimes raw and palpably authentic – you don’t find so often.” Penguin Eggs
“…extremely well produced and performed…This band is poised to move the folk rock needle outside of Canada.” The Alternate Root