– Mark Brennan, ridethetempo.ca
Alberta natives, The Wine Soaked Preachers, may have started out as a Corb Lund tribute band, but they’ve graduated to one of the province’s most entertaining roots bands. In 2016, The Calgary-based Preachers release their second album, Same Old Town, which charted on college radio stations across the country. The four-piece band has been busy playing saloons and festivals across Alberta, spreading the gospel of country ’n’ western music. They rocked the BVJ Coors Banquet stage in 2016, and they’ll be taking it up a notch on the BVJ mainstage in 2017.