Saturday, March 11, 2017

CBC Searchlight - The Fig & The Flame

We spoke with the Calgary musicians about their thoughts on the CBC Searchlight contest. This duo are spreading their brand of folk music across Canada.

Hammer Records: Is this the first time you’ve entered into the CBC Searchlight Contest?
The Fig & The Flame: It is! Our friends have entered in previous years and we've witnessed the incredible community building aspect of being involved; learning about other Canadians in the same boat as us, hearing their tunes, and sharing one of ours. Win or no win, entering this year was a no-brainer for us!

Hammer Records: Which of the prizes are you most excited about?
The Fig & The Flame: A two-week song-writing workshop would be incredible, and with a mentor present, we could really learn to capitalize on our strengths and grow where we're weak. As emerging artists, any kind of word-of-mouth momentum and funding would make a huge difference. To be recognized among all of these insanely talented acts would mean so much to us, and make such a difference in our journey as a band.

Hammer Records: How would you describe your music to a brand new listener?
The Fig & The Flame: If a blues singer and a Celtic nymph walked into a bluegrass bar and ordered a folk tune pint, and the bartender poured a delicious brew of cascading harmonies, it might be a The Fig & The Flame tune.

Hammer Records: What made you pick the piece of music/video to enter?
The Fig & The Flame: Hundred Lips is a "tough love" kind of song. It's a call to the act of loving one another on a global level. It was written before some of the most notable volatile developments took place in North America in recent months, but seems like something worthy of sharing at this moment.

Hammer Records: If you could send a message to the judges, what would it be?
The Fig & The Flame: First we'd say thanks for having a listen, we hope you enjoyed! We hope you find what we have to say relevant and the sound of our music fresh!

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