“Five Minutes With” indie-folk singer-songwriter, Ian St.Arnaud

Edmonton indie-folk songster Ian St.Arnaud is a DIY tour-de-force of fun-loving melodies overlaying themes of death, loss, and anxiety. Often compared to Kevin Morby or a young Jonathan Richman, St.Arnaud’s outfit has made huge strides in the indie world since its 2018 inception, following the sudden loss of a former bandmate in late 2017. With a growing legion of fans and tour dates, St.Arnaud has recently expanded to performing at stages across Canada and the world, including slots at Reeperbahn (GER), New Colossus Fest (NY), and Winnipeg Folk Fest (MB). 2022 promises to be a big year, with new releases slated for the act.

Ian St.Arnaud


Ian St.Arnaud





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

The Cost of Living (2019)

Latest Single:

Catching Flies

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

John Denver

Favourite musician now:

Parquet Courts

Guilty pleasure song:

I’m a Little Dinosaur – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Live show ritual:

Wrangle bandmates to the green room

Favourite local musician:

Miesha and The Spanks

EP or LP?

LP all the way.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl 100%

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

‘Love and The Front Lawn’, our sophomore LP, out April 29th!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Calgary? Jinya Ramen. Edmonton? Steel Wheels.

Favourite street in your city:

Whyte Ave — big fan of cities and streets that feel alive 24/7!

Favourite park in your city:

Edmonton River Valley – sprawling green in the heart of the city.

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Starlite Room

Favourite music store in your city:

Blackbyrd Records



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.