Wailback / Lilybelle

OCTOBER 25, 2024


Sid Marty & Wailback

Sid is a singer/guitarist performing original songs about western Canada at various venues and on radio. He is also a writer and poet.  His most recent book of poetry “Old Man’s River – New & Collected Poems” won the inaugural Al and Eurithe Purdy Poetry Prize in 2024. He has teamed up with Alberta musicians Jim McLennan (lead guitar) and James Van Leeuwen (vocals and acoustic guitar) who are renowned musicians in their own rights. Wailback, based in Pincher Creek, concentrates on original songs about Alberta, featuring well-aged cowboys, crazy weather, despairing lovers, mountaineers, poets and some charismatic megafauna – as well as the common snipe and miscellaneous other critters.

Sid Marty Website


Lilybelle is sisters Kate (guitar, violin, voice), Jessica (violin, voice) and Victoria Pereversoff (piano, voice), born and raised near Cremona, Alberta. Their love of folk music has grown and developed over the years. Kate and Jessica are past members of local group Seven Fiddlesworth, with Jessica going on to join the Calgary Fiddlers. Their sets consist of lively fiddle tunes, traditional folk songs, and a few originals.