March 5, 2021
Flint & Feather (Joal and Lauren Kamps) are a free-spirited husband and wife duo that are passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, storytelling, and laughter. Their original ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs draw inspiration from Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys – and the Kamps’ honest and engaging approach to performance connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Based in Calgary, AB Joal and Lauren first began performing together as Flint & Feather while attending Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, ON. Soon afterwards they gigged cross-Canada with VIA Rail’s Artists On Board Program, and have since independently booked and performed 59 concerts in Western Europe, and performed over 160 concerts throughout western Canada, including a host of performances at music festivals, summer concert series, community events, and house concerts.
Flint & Feather are honoured Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity Musicians in Residence and Hornby Festival’s Hornby School for Emerging Artists alumni, as well as winners of The Prophets of Music Society’s Emerging Artist Program. They were also invited to showcase internationally at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) in Chattanooga, TN, USA and provincially for the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) in Saskatoon, SK last year. Most recently, Joal was awarded as Alberta’s Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador for 2020-2021.