Calgary Bluesfest (2012)
Some say it's serendipity. Some say it's delightful. Everyone says it's magic.
They're talking about The Hickey's, a "kinda bluesy, kinda folksy, kinda hickey" group based in Calgary, Alberta. Formed by singer-songriters Heather Brooks and Michelle Baker, The Hickey's was born shortly after the two met in 2009.
Since that time, The Hickey's have built a substantial catalogue of original songs, and made their mark on the local scene with their straight-from-the-heart performances.
The Hickey's lean toward a rootsy, guitar based sound, the pair trading lead vocals and blending effortlessly in lush harmonies. Michelle also lays down some keys and bass, while Heather adds some mandolin. Brian McCullough lends his inimitable style on electric guitar and bass.
With a mix of their own songs along with familiar favourites, The Hickey's perform a range of styles from blues to folk, pop and country.