“Five Minutes With” Country musician, Sykamore

Born in a small town outside of Calgary, AB, Sykamore grew up on a cattle ranch surrounded by country music which laid the groundwork for her to start writing her own songs. Soon enough, her songwriting would start to garner attention in Canada, leading her to win the ATB All-Albertan Song Contest in 2014, and be nominated for the CCMA Discovery Award the following year. To date, Sykamore has garnered more than 10 million on-demand streams.

She continued to gain success after being featured on national television and sharing bills with the likes of Miranda Lambert and Josh Ritter, but her biggest break came online when songwriting heavyweight Rhett Akins came across her music on Twitter. He invited her to join the roster of Home Team Publishing, which Akins founded along with his son and country star Thomas Rhett and Roc Nation/Warner Chappell.

Sykamore relocated to Nashville in 2018 and released her first EP, Self + Medicine, which was streamed more than 1 million times and helped land her both a record deal and a spot in CMT’s coveted “Next Women of Country” class for 2020.








# of Albums:

1, available on August 12

Latest Album:

California King (EP)

Latest Single:

Just 4 July

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Shania Twain

Favourite musician now:

Lana Del Rey

Guilty pleasure song:

Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls

Live show ritual:

Eat something, drink nothing.

Favourite local musician:

Ian Tyson

EP or LP?

California King

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

PINTO is out on Friday, August 12!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok | Twitter | Facebook | Website


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:


Favourite street in Calgary:

4 th street in Mission. Lots of great restaurants and bars, I used to spend a lot of time with friends down there when I lived in Calgary.

Favourite park in Calgary:

Princess Island – again, lots of great memories with friends down there. I love the river as well and it goes right through that park.

Favourite music venue Calgary:

Knox United Church – I opened for Josh Ritter there a few years ago and it has an awesome vibe. Awesome atmosphere.

Favourite music store in Calgary:

I’ve spent loads of time at Long & McQuade renting and buying gear so I definitely have to say that one.



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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.