Elk Run & Riot ~Folk/Rock
artsPlace Online Concert

  May 14, 2020 — June 30, 2020  | Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm release!

Virtual Concert - Click Here to Watch


We are excited to release this online concert, recorded live at artsPlace in June 2019, during Elk Run & Riot's preview performance of their latest album “Morning Light”.

Elk Run & Riot is a folk rock four piece that has been carving out their own unique style of experimental music in the Rocky Mountains since early 2013. The foundation of songs begin with creative lyrics and catchy melodies. From there Elk Run & Riot deliver intricate harmonies, a tight progressive rhythm section and an electric mix of leads that cover multiple genres of music. The listener is taken through a journey during each high energy performance as the band expands and builds different sections each night. 

Formed in 2013, with each release Elk Run & Riot have consistently built on their strength —three and four-part harmonies and a no-nonsense group mentality reminiscent of The Band. 

Since releasing their 3rd album, Animalia, in early 2018, Elk Run & Riot have been tearing up western Canada, and in the process winning over scores of new fans with their high-energy brand of alternative folk. From their home base in Alberta’s picturesque Bow Valley, the group’s creative core of Ryan Schepens (vocals/guitar), Andrew Cotter (vocals/bass/guitar), Brian Bailey (mandolin/bass) have wowed audiences at the Wapiti Music Festival, Invermere Music Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival, and Banff Shaw Amphitheatre’s Canadian Roots Music Celebration, while sharing stages with Wintersleep, The Dead South, The Sadies, The Deep Dark Woods, Elliott Brood, Leeroy Stagger, and many more. 

Elk Run & Riot’s 4th full-length album ​Morning Light ​was released in January 2020. The band wrote ​Morning Light ​in one night in a cabin in Golden, BC, after going on a songwriting retreat for a night to come up with new material and ending up with enough songs for an entire album! ​Morning Light was recorded at Studio D in Calgary by Steve Dierkens. 
Morning Light ​touches on things like addiction, love/friends lost, growing up, the many times they’ve been crammed in the back of a Dodge Caravan (The Manatee Van) for weeks and months at a time just trying to make a name for themselves, and much more.  The album sees the group growing more as musicians and becoming better songwriters, storytellers, and individuals. 

“A distinctive sound, based in large part on vocal chemistry.” - FYI Music News


RYAN SCHEPENS vocals // guitar

ANDREW COTTER vocals // guitar // bass

BRIAN BAILEY mandolin // bass

KENT MACRAE drums​​​


Support Elk Run & Riot's music here:

Website: www.elkrunriot.com

Facebook: @elkrunriot 

Instagram: @elkrunriot 

​YouTube: Elk Run & Riot 

Online Store: elkrunriot.bigcartel.com/products