“Beyond any specific tune, Gates’ gifts as a wordsmith, or his talents arranging fine melodies for acoustic strings, there’s an intangible quality to the man’s work — call it sincerity — that makes you want to listen. His tunes remind you again why we’re all called to explore art at some time or other, for that sense of sharing the common human experience.”    Edmonton Journal

A songwriter whose material comes from a place well beyond his years, Braden Gates was most recently nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year for the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Gates has won over crowds at major festivals across the west, including the Calgary Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, and the Canmore Folk Festival as well as folk clubs and concerts venues across the prairies and into B.C.. He is a true triple threat who continues to impress his peers and his audiences, while his latest albums I’d Much Rather Be Sleeping and Ferris Wheel he is well on his way to be the consummate combination of artist and craftsman.