“Five Minutes With” local Calgary rock band Woodhawk

Name: Woodhawk
Genre: Rock
Founded: 2014
# of Albums: 1EP/ 1LP
Latest Release: Beyond The Sun

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From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains comes Calgary, Alberta’s Woodhawk. Masters of straight ahead riff-rock wizardry, the power trio released an EP in 2014 and have continued forging ahead. With time travel tested themes of science fiction, swords and sorcery, the band’s lyrics are born from snowy winters, hot practice spaces and pages of dog eared paperbacks. While the musicianship reinforces recollections of Black Sabbath, modern influences that have helped you smash air drums or highway speed limits are undeniably present. In their brief existence, Guitarist Turner Midzain, bassist Mike Badmington and drummer Kevin Nelson have taken the stage at The Commodore Ballroom, as well as landed slots supporting Elder and The Shrine. Expect their new album Beyond the Sun, recorded with Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders, to position them on turn tables and in venues everywhere.

Latest Single:

The High Priest

Favourite Restaurant:

The Palomino

Favourite band as teenager:

Motley Crue

Favourite band now:

Dead Quiet

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone

Live Show Ritual:

Load gear on stage

Favourite local artist:

Denim Machine


EP or LP?


Road or studio?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Chicken or Beef?


Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Fish Creek

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Upcoming events?

Woodhawk plays September 8th at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club