Saskatchewan has some of the brightest and most talented creatives in the world. Music fuels our flat vast plains – from the tractor to the dance floors. The strongest music community in Canada lives in Saskatchewan. We are full of go-getters and dreamers; and we are proud of it!
Following your dreams can be hard without a little help from your friends. Our friends from Sask Music have helped pave the way for the best in new music, local heroes, touring acts, and internationally recognized artists; T-Rhyme, Samurai Champs, Reignwolf, Ponteix, respectfulchild, Close Talker, Megan Nash, and 2020 Juno Traditional Roots Album Winners – The Dead South (to name a few)
If you have been to a show, put on a show, or are a music creative, then you have probably have brushed shoulders with Kaelen Klypak and Kurt Dahl. Both have been staples in the Saskatchewan Music scene for decades. Kaelen is the kind-hearted Program Manager of Sask Music; he runs the Saskatoon Sask Music Office while managing the export and professional development programs, passionate for artist development while developing his own sound during his spare time. Kurt Dahl is the President of Sask Music; founding member and drummer of One Bad Son, an entertainment lawyer, and most importantly: a family man.
We sat down with these two legends of Saskatchewan Music to discuss the perks of Sask Music, the upbringing of an artist in Saskatchewan, advice on pursuing a career in music, One Bad Son, as well as – the elusive Kaelen Klypak and his secret life.