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Joal Kamps

Flint & Feather are a free-spirited singin’, songwritin’, stortellin’ husband and wife duo who are deeply passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, stories, and laughter.

Based in Calgary, AB Joal and Lauren Kamps (Flint & Feather) blend storytelling with songwriting to create “Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop” songs inspired by Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journey. 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.

Joal and Lauren began exploring professional performance together while attending Canada's Music Incubator's Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, ON. There, they were encouraged to pursue performance as a duo, and thus, Flint & Feather was born. Soon afterwards they performed cross-Canada in partnership with VIA Rail's Artists On Board Program, followed by a 27-date European Tour last year and a 32-date European Tour this year.


Things have not slowed down for the Kamps' either. Joal and Lauren recently welcomed the newest member of the band, their daughter Luna, into their crazy musician lives. This summer and fall they will all be traveling throughout western Canada together, performing at a number of festivals, community events, live music venues, and various house concerts series.

***Prior to '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.

Career Highlights:

2017: 32-date tour of The Netherlands and Germany 

2016: 27-date tour of The Netherlands 

2016: VIA Rail's Artists On Board Program participants 

2016: CADA Artist Opportunity Grant – AE Program 

2016: Bell Media Prize recipients – AE Program 

2016: Canada's Music Incubator's AE Program participants

Artist Showcases:

2017: The Calgary Stampede WOTW Showcase (Calgary, AB)

2017: Sofar Sounds (Den Haag, NLD) 

2017: Sofar Sounds (Amsterdam, NLD) 

2017: Muzikamer Special (Noardburgum, NLD) 

2017: Lakeside Sessions (Enkhuizen, NLD) 

2017: Evenley Arts Council Series (Evenley, GBR)

2016: Sofar Sounds (Edmonton, AB) 

2016: Sofar Sounds (Calgary, AB) 

2016: The Calgary Stampede WOTW Showcase (Calgary, AB)

2016: CMI's AE Program Artist Extravaganza (Toronto, ON)

2016: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club (Toronto, ON)


Awards & Nominations:

2015: Nominee for Western Canadian Music Award: Spiritual Album of the Year
2015: Winner of Honourable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition
2015: Finalist in the Break Forth Artist Competition
2015: Regional Semi-Finalist in the CBC Searchlight Competition
2015: Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (x4)
2015: Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (x2)
2014: Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest
2014: Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest
2014: Finalist in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition
2014: Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards
2014: Finalist in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest
2014: Finalist in the Break Forth Artist Competition
2014: Regional Finalist in the CBC Searchlight Competition
2014: Semi-Finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competition
2013: Finalist in the worldwide Rocky Mountaineer Song Contest
2013: Finalist in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest
2013: Semi-Finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competition (x2)
2012: Winner of Western Canadian Music Award: Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
2012: Winner of Independent Music Award: Contemporary Christian Song of the Year
2012: Finalist in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest
2011: Finalist in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest
2011: Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition

Years From Now - Joal Kamps



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