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The Hub: LIVE Longman/Crawford

  • The Hub Cafe & Wine 4101, 101 Sunset Drive Cochrane, AB (map)

Active Light and The Hub Cafe presents Benjamin Longman live in concert along with special guest Braden Crawford.

Benjamin Longman is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer, now based in Calgary.

He began performing around London under various guises from the age of 16, and has shared stages with such artists as Martin Carthy, Hudson Taylor, Foy Vance, Khari Wendell McClelland, Donovan Woods, William Prince, Darlingside, 100 Mile House, Kimberly Anne, and many others.

His 2 EP set, The Ghost Months, released as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 on February 25th 2015 and March 25th 2016 respectively, explores his experiences living in a trans-atlantic long-distance relationship and themes of isolation, doubt, anticipation and discovery. Both records present cutting-edge lyrical indie/alternative folk songwriting with the conviction of Glen Hansard, the melancholy of Nick Drake, the insight of Josh Ritter and the unpredictability of Tom Waits. The CDs are available separately or as part of The Ghost Months Songbook, a 30+ page accompaniment to the EP series which includes complete lyrics, chords, artwork, analysis, a foreword by artist Bruno Querci, and more.

Opening the Night will be Braden Crawford: Braden Crawford is an exciting up and coming artist based out of Calgary Alberta. Braden started playing guitar at the age of seven, and soon after developed a passion for singing. His talent has landed him musical roles in theatre productions. In the spring of 2018 Braden recorded his first single "Lost Love" and is following it up with an EP this summer


Earlier Event: February 8
Legion BBQ
Later Event: February 8
The Venue: Wasted Nation Night 1