This week’s guest is Mariel Buckley. The burgeoning singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada is about to release a new album, open for Orville Peck, and perform all around Europe. And that’s just the beginning! Buckley is planning to tour extensively in 2023 and continue her upward trajectory that started in bars and at open mics throughout Western Canada.

In the days leading up the release of Everywhere I Used To Be (out August 12 via Birthday Cake Records), Buckley spoke to My First Band host Tyler Maas about the new record and other modern day happenings before talking about the musical experiences that brought her to this point. Over the course of the conversation, Buckley reminisced about growing up in Calgary, being inspired to start playing guitar by her brother T. Buckley, entering a Battle Of The Bands at the age of 15, “woodshedding” all over Canada, opening for k.d. lang, and finding an audience at breweries and clubs.

My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Mariel Buckley (“Driving Around”).