REUBEN AND THE DARK

(Canada/AB)

Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is a collection of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.  CBC boasts:

“… a rare chemistry between all members, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada’s stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.”

“Bullock writes sing-along anthems that ebb and flow like the ocean, highway dreams that feel like a big rig in the prairie night. His soaring harmonies have a joyous, almost worshipful feel to them. Hearing Reuben Bullock’s expansive vision of the human heart, you can almost feel the slow-motion wind in your hair, the honest sun on your skin.”  – Calgary Folk Music Festival

“[Bullock]’s voice is intimate and immediate; note-perfect to deliver his testaments and make them resonate. He somehow manages to evoke some of the greatest folk singers without even once sounding imitative.” – Calgary’s FFWD Weekly