The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the advantage of growing up in Alberta.
Released in March 2011, 'Departing' is the band's follow up release and companion piece to their critically-acclaimed and well-loved debut album, 'Hometowns'. Bringing closure to the exploration of themes of love, loss and leaving that began with that first album, 'Departing' contains ten songs about growing up and moving on.
Paul Banwatt Drummer
Amy Cole Vocals, Keyboard, Percussion
Nils Edenloff Vocals, Guitar
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