Calen Stuckel grew up in Stony Plain and is now experiencing the feeling of being taken beyond his community by music.
The drummer comprises one-fourth of Edmonton’s Royal Tusk rock band and they will be making an appearance in the Tri-Region at Moonshiners in Stony Plain Jan. 4. Through six years of hard work and steady and strenuous performances in a variety of venues, he, Daniel Carriere, Sandy MacKinnon and Quinn Cyrankiewicz have built a following that has even endured a drift from the group’s initial sound.
“It seemed like the direction was more of an indie rock type at first,” Stuckel said. “We were getting some radio play on SONiC 102.9 at the time. But when we went to do our first full length, we stayed along those lines, but discovered after in writing that our riffs and the songs themselves were leaning towards the heavier side. We decided instead of being one thing, that this seemed the most natural for us to do.”