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The Wardens at the Gallery
Saturday 15 December 2018, 07:00pm
To Sunday 16 December 2018
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Location Gallery House Concerts Society 64 Av & 14 St NW
Sunday Dinner at 3pm
Original music & stories from the Canadian Rockies
The Wardens don’t just sing about the land, they’re part of it. ??With three-part harmonies and chilling tales, The Wardens' mountain music rises from land they’ve protected. As rangers in the Rocky Mountain national parks, they’ve wrangled grizzly bears, rescued stranded hikers and survived lonely nights on the pack trail. It's “the quintessential mountain-culture concert experience.”

Blending folk, roots, and western styles, the material is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, and Alberta Showcase. They have shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska, and Ian Tyson. 

BRADLEY BISCHOFF
Vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Bradley began his national park warden lifestyle in 1981 stationed in the rugged South Boundary region of Jasper National Park, ??Assigned alone to the backcountry with a handful of horses for seventeen days at a time, Bradley penned many songs by the dim cabin lights and spent dusky summers in the high alpine ranges.  ??Bradley was a founding member of the Alberta Swing/Rockabilly band The Free Rangers. With The Wardens, he combines his melodic vocals and smooth lead licks with his mountain roots.
 
RAY SCHMIDT
Vocals, upright bass, mandolin
Currently posted in Rogers Pass, Ray works with grizzly bears in the interior rainforest of Glacier National Park.

Ray founded The Wardens in 2009 with Scott Ward during the national park warden centennial after discovering the rich depth of music and stories within this region of Canada.??Translating the high lonesome sound of the Kentucky hills to those of the Rocky Mountains, Ray's vocals amplify the spirit of The Wardens' Mountain music.

SCOTT WARD
Vocals, fingerstyle guitar
A national park warden for over 30 years in Banff National Park, Scott's music stems from a life lived in the deep wilderness of the Canadian Rockies as a horseman, search-and-rescue dog handler, and technical alpine specialist.??Evoking the fingerstyle guitar of Gordon Lightfoot and the mystique and presence of Ian Tyson, Scott's music embodies Canadian authenticity.
In 2001, Scott was awarded the Governor General' s Award for Exemplary Service as a Peace Officer.