Rob Heath / Brian Volke
FEBRUARY 17, 2023
Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Rob Heath is first and foremost a storyteller. He has a keen eye for observance of the human condition and an ardent ear for putting it all to music.
Rob’s songs run the gamut from: whimsical, skeptical, explosive, introspective, hopeful, heart-rending, brooding, clever, and all of them brutally honest. Accolades include first place in the Calgary Folk Music Festival “Songwriter Contest”, winning the New Folk competition at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival, and winning a Canadian Radio Music Award for “Songwriter of the Year”.
Music has always been at the core of Brian’s heart. He’s been playing guitar since the age of nine and writing songs since Grade Six when he formed his first band in Regina, Saskatchewan. Fast forward to the early 90’s. Brian and his friend Neil Slater teamed up to form Celtic Clutter. Together they made a self-titled EP which features the song “Dragons Fly”, a song that many consider to be one of Brian’s best. He still performs it today.
He sings and writes songs that are varied and eclectic, reflecting the variety of styles and types of music that he has absorbed over the years: rockabilly, Celtic, rock, folk, folk-rock, Reggae and Island music, to name a few.
TIM WILLIAMS / THE LOST PROSPECTORS | CABOT'S CROSSING / LEANNE LIGHTFOOT | JOHN WORT HANNAM / THE BACKYARD BETTIES | HORIZON RIDGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL / CAROLYN HARLEY | MERCAT CROSS / GAN AINM & PIPER | ROB HEATH / BRIAN VOLKE | CELTARA / CHRISTIE SIMMONS | JAMES GORDON / HORIZON RIDGE | SINGER'S NIGHT