Towns are an abstract idea, in the same way that music is. The logician would argue that since a town is abstract and music is abstract then a town must be music. Revelstoke
is a town in the British Columbian Rockies. One of the most beautiful towns in the world (as most settlements hiding in the mountains are), where the tectonic hands clapped loudly and bent their geological elbows high into the sapphire sky. And the trees laughed and swayed and danced between the snow and the grass. Revelstoke is also music or maybe a musician. An abstract musician. For convenience let’s agree it’s a who, not a what. However, should we choose to go the “what” route, Revelstoke is a series of mini symphonies built using a 40-year-old mandolin from Ireland, a banjo (the people’s instrument) named freedom and a guitar played with slides or violin bows or small hands. If we go the “who” route, Revelstoke is the brainchild of Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Seale. With a keen eye for storytelling and a delight for confusion, the experimental folk jams are sure to crawl through your ears and into your memory – after all who says weird can’t be catchy? Confusing? Abstract?