Released in May, 2017, our second full-length album, Sleeping Buffalo features 12 tales of mountain legends, tragedy, the regeneration of a species, and the landscape of love. Produced by Leeroy Stagger at Rebeltone Ranch Studio, the album boasts renowned musicians Calvin Vollrath (fiddle) and Gideon Freudmann (cello).
THE WARDENS - Sleeping buffalo
RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2017
Our great western rivers start high in the mountains and flow across vast landscapes to the ocean. They can be pathways to discovery, but they also separate us from people we love — at least until winter settles in.
This song is currently nominated for 2018 Folk Recording of the Year: YYC Music Awards: https://yycmusicawards.com/categories...
We get a lot of people wondering if our stories are included on our CDs. We don't include them on our recordings because we've always felt that to get the full effect of our stories you need to hear them live in the true oral tradition. Here's a taste of what it's like in our live experience at a show in 2018 at the Calgary Folk Music Club.
Here's the title track off our new album performed live in Calgary in 2018. With plans to reintroduce Buffalo (Bison) into Banff National Park well underway, Sleeping Buffalo explores the waking of the greatest land mammal that ever roamed the earth.
A couple years ago we stopped in for a visit with Dorothy Carleton to hear the story of her transformation from War Bride to Warden Bride.
Note: Dorothy passed away June 30, 2018 at the age of 98. She will be forever missed.