Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Sammy Volkov

December 20, 2022

Lifelong record collecting has left Sammy with a facility for old-fashioned melodies combined with lyrics that are entirely present and personal. Imagine if Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt co-wrote a pop song – weird – but it kinda works. Sammy’s debut full-length album “Be Alright” is an 11-song collection that combines pure twang with Brian Wilson-esque ambition, all tied together by a voice as supple and entrancing as any heard in recent memory. The album debuted at #1 on the CKUA Top 30 Albums Chart. First single “Weather Report” caresses the ear like a dual homage to Roy Orbison and the great Brill Building songwriters, while capturing Sammy’s almost cinematic approach to making music. Recently, Sammy opened twice for Mariel Buckley and has enjoyed feature interviews on the CBC and CKUA Radio networks.

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