“Oddly, if you wanted some true, original talent in the afternoon, you had to head over to that sidestage. Perhaps it was the briefer, 30-minute showcase times, but those who graced it seemed intent on leave a lasting impression.
Kicking things off was Cochrane native Sydney Mae, who was wonderful. Unassuming and with a voice that alternated between fresh and innocent and knowing and smoky, the young acoustic strummer and singer, who was backed by talented electric mate Adam Wheeler, came off as a country Mary Lou Lord.
Her material, tracks such as It’s Gonna Be Okay, And So I Sing and the gorgeous He Gets Me, resonated and remained. It was unfortunate that there weren’t more people there to witness it, but it’s only a matter of time before fans and the industry are flocking to her gifts”.
Mike Bell – Calgary Herald
Country Thunder 2016
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