Five women songwriters in one band with big harmonies! Magnolia Buckskin bring you bohemian cowgirl, gospel touched folk roots music with sweet harmonies that will elevate your soul into the rafters of the nearest saloon! Kathy Cook, Natasha Platt, Emily Triggs, Corry Ulan and Marti Smith all takes turns singing the lead on their original tunes. They juggle between instruments: mandolin, banjo, guitar, accordion, piano, bass and washboard. The sound is a collection of their influences: a little bit of country and a hint of West Virginia drawl, the bluegrass sweet spot, the folk connection, a heart for gospel, a knuckle of rhythm and blues and a thimble full of pop. Hailed as one of Calgary's 'leading roots country acts', Magnolia Buckskin will showcase original songwriting from their new Magnolia Buckskin CD. ?They say she can bend mandolin strings quicker than the Sundance Kid can pull his gun. Calgary music aficionado, Kathy Cook, is a multi instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass, hand drums). Her sultry voice and songwriting abilities have won her praise as a mainstay on the scene who has nowhere to go but onwards on the dusty road of musical mayhem. Inspired by her love of Celtic, folk, roots and country music, Kathy has performed and recorded with a variety of musical artists and groups over the years, including the James Keelaghan Trio, Jenny Allen, Ruth Purves-Smith, Tim Williams, Ron Cassat, Ralph Boyd Johnson, Rose Hip, and Wilf Carter to name a few. ?? Natasha Platt has busked Europe's cobblestone streets and collected instruments from Germany to India. This multi-instrumentalist can play just about anything she takes a fancy to, including accordion, banjo and piano. She's been writing songs and performing for many years as a soloist and with several local bands including Bufflehead and The Collective, and is currently burning up local Calgary haunts with the Bitumont Players. She's known for her powerful vocals, unforgettable melodies and her ability to engage an audience. ??Emily Triggs was forced to perform at family gatherings and parties since she was small enough to fit inside a guitar case. This bilingual beauty honed her natural talent in Hemmingford, Quebec, before heading out west to cut her teeth in Cowtown. She's broken many guitar strings in Calgary bars over the last ten years, as the sweet side of the House Doctors, performing solo gigs or as one of the seraphs in the Fallen Angel Band. Her honest, authentic vocals win fans everywhere she sings her alt country music. With a bachelor's degree in music from Laurier University, Corry Ulan has an amazing ear for creating vocal and instrumental arrangements. She makes playing a variety of instruments look easy: banjo, guitar, drums and clarinet and bass. She's played with bands such as Nothing But Trouble, Slow Talking Walter, Ink, New Street and the Nancy Laberge Band. As a songwriter, Corry's style is diverse and humorous, spanning the roots genre. ??For Marti Smith singing harmony is better than going to church. Pound for pound, this little filly's voice packs a punch. It cuts through the dust like lemon juice, or a bullet ricocheting around a coulee. She was one of three in the Fallen Angel Band, and backed up the Platts in Bufflehead as well as other local musicians on the trail of the lonesome pine. She's recorded in the studio with Ralph Boyd-Johnson, Joe Fournier and Deep Field South.