Independent Canadian performing artists Flint & Feather are a free-spirited husband and wife duo who are deeply passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, stories, and laughter. Based in Calgary, Alberta, co-members Joal and Lauren Kamps blend storytelling with songwriting to create charming ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs inspired by Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys. Their original songs are filled with vivid imagery accented by delicate harmonies, and their honest and engaging approach to performing connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
The Kamps’ first began exploring professional performance together after attending Canada's Music Incubator's Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, Ontario. Soon afterwards Joal and Lauren performed cross-Canada as a duo in partnership with VIA Rail's Artists On Board Program, quickly followed by an independently booked 27-performance European Tour. Things have not slowed down for Flint & Feather either. They have since completed another 32-performance European Tour and have performed over 150 concerts throughout western Canada, including a host of performances at music festivals, community events, summer concert series, and intimate house concerts.
Joal and Lauren are currently focused on honing their songwriting craft for their 2019 debut release as Flint & Feather. Finalist winners in the Prophets of Music’s 2018 Emerging Artist Program, the Kamps' will be recording singles with JUNO award-winning producer/musician Russell Broom throughout the year. Lauren and Joal also attended the 2018 Hornby School for Emerging Artists this summer during a four-week tour of western Canada, and this fall, they are both attending the prestigious Banff Centre’s Early Fall Musicians in Residence Program, where they will write, refine, and record their debut EP.
***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.
2017 Highlights & Appearances
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 Sessions (Enkhuizen, NLD)
Evenley Arts Council Series (Evenley, GBR)
***For a full list of career highlights please visit our Electronic Press Kit (EPK) page.