"Beautiful music, harmonies, and heart-warming stories."
Karen Evans; The Calgary Stampede's Window on the West (AB)
"Their presence created a warm sense
Jess Preeper; Have Heart Creative's Artist Management Services (AB)
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 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.
The Kamps are eagerly looking forward to the official release of their Flint & Feather debut 'Rebirth' (album) throughout 2021, and will be actively promoting its release online, and through touring and showcasing initiatives.
***Prior to forming Flint & Feather, Joal previously released two EPs and two full-length albums as JOAL KAMPS, touring North American and Europe, showcasing at Canadian Music Week and BreakOut West, and winning multiple awards for his songwriting and recorded works.
Joal Kamps who is Alberta's Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador for 2020-2021 also works as an Artist Mentor helping new, emerging, and established artists achieve their career goals through sharing his knowledge and insights on the Canadian music industry.
Lauren Kamps creates unique Flint & Feather Jewelry - including Rocky Mountain inspired pieces that are beautifully handcrafted with a combination of real electroplated leaves, feathers, elk and deer antler (sheds), freshwater pearls, and semi-precious stones.
Flint & Feather are deeply grateful to have experienced ongoing career guidance and artist opportunities through the generous support and financial assistance of the following organizations: