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 after 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 intimate house concerts.
‘Top 3’ winners of the 2018 Prophets of Music’s Emerging Artist Program and 2018 Hornby School for Emerging Artists alumni, The Kamps’ spent a five-week songwriting residency at the Banff Centre last fall, and showcased this new material internationally at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) in Chattanooga, TN, USA this past spring. Flint & Feather also showcased for the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) in Saskatoon, SK this past fall, all in preparation for the release of their debut album in March 2020.
***Prior to forming 'Flint & Feather', Joal previously released two full-length albums as 'JOAL KAMPS', winning multiple awards for his songwriting and recorded works, and performing numerous tours and festival dates throughout western Canada, Europe, and The United States all as self-taught, independent Canadian performing artist.
In addition to performing full-time, Joal also works as an Artist Mentor helping new, up-and-coming, and established artists achieve their career goals through sharing his knowledge and insights on the Canadian music industry.
In addition to performing full-time, Lauren also designs and creates all Flint & Feather Merchandise including Rocky Mountain inspired jewelry that is beautifully handcrafted with feathers, leaves, antlers, and semi-precious stones.
Recent Highlights & Appearances
Rock Creek Fall Fair (Rock Creek, BC)
Jasper Folk Music Festival (Jasper, AB)
WayneStock Festival (Wayne, AB)
Desert Daze Music Festival (Spences Bridge, BC)
39 Days of July Festival (Duncan, BC)
Richmond Maritime Festival (Richmond, BC)
Founders Day Festival (Greenwood, BC)
Steamboat Mountain Music Festival (Edgewater BC)
The Works Festival (Edmonton, AB)
Summer Street Festival (Revelstoke, BC)
East Coulee Springiest (East Coulee, AB)
Kaleido Festival (Edmonton, AB)
Mountain View Arts Festival (Didsbury, AB)
Concert at the Festival (Didsbury, AB)
The People's Poetry Festival (Calgary, AB)
Sunshine Music Festival (Powell River, BC)
Music in the Park Series (Victoria, BC)
Music in the Park Series (Chemainus, BC)
Stephen Avenue Summer Stage (Calgary, AB)
C-Square Sunday Series (Calgary, AB)
Summer Street Festival (Revelstoke, BC)
Music in the Garden Series (Calgary, AB)
Pigeon Lake Music Festival (Mulhurst Bay, AB)
The Calgary Stampede WOTW Showcase (Calgary, AB)
HOPE 150 Festival (Calgary, AB)
Water Valley Celtic/Folk Festival (Water Valley, AB)
East Coulee Springfest (East Coulee, AB)
A Small Town Music Walk Festival (Hoorn, NLD)
Sofar Sounds The Hague (Den Haag, NLD)
Sofar Sounds Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NLD)
Muzikamer Special (Noardburgum, NLD)
Lakeside Stories (Enkhuizen, NLD)
Evenley Arts Council Series (Evenley, GBR)
Highlights & Awards
2019: Provincial showcase at Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils
2019: International showcase at Southeast Regional Folk Alliance
2018: Banff Centre's 'Musicians in Residence' Program (5-weeks)
2018: Hornby School for Emerging Artists
2018: Prophets of Music 'Emerging Artist Program' Winners
2017: International tour of The Netherlands and Germany (32-dates)
2016: International tour of The Netherlands (27-dates)
2016: VIA Rail's 'Artists On Board' Program
2016: Canada's Music Incubator's 'Artist Entrepreneur Program'
2016: Bell Media Prize Winners
2019: FACTOR Showcase Grant
2019: SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Grant
2018: SOCAN Foundation Professional Development Grant
2018: SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Grant
2018: AFA Individual Music Project Grant
2017: FACTOR Canada Artist Development Grant
2017: CADA Small Experiments Program Grant
2017: SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Grant
2016: CADA Artist Opportunity Grant
***For a full list of career highlights please visit our Electronic Press Kit (EPK) page.