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, band 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. They’ll be playing on the Steamboat Main Stage on July 7th.
Joal and Lauren first began exploring professional performance together after both being invited to attend Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, Ontario. Soon afterwards they performed cross-Canada as a duo in partnership with VIA Rail’s Artists On Board Program, followed by a 27-date European Tour.
Things have not slowed down for Flint & Feather either. This past year alone they performed another 32-date European Tour along with their new daughter, Luna. The Kamps’ spent the remainder of the year touring western Canada together, performing at a host of different festivals, community events, summer concert series, and intimate house concerts.
Joal and Lauren are currently focused on honing their songwriting craft for their 2018 debut release as Flint & Feather. Their original folk songs and lyrics 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.
***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 Joal works as an Artist Manager & Mentor and helps 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 Lauren designs and creates all Flint & Feather Merchandise including Rocky Mountain inspired jewelry that is beautifully handcrafted with feathers, leaves, antlers, and semi-precious stones.