Although it’s not styled as such, this qualifies as an album release for one of Regina’s leading singer-songwriter talents. On Feb. 3, Shauf released The Bearer of Bad News. It’s his first full-length, I believe, and joins the 2012 EP Sam Jones Feeds His Demons  in his discography.

Friday, Feb. 20 Shauf is playing at the Artesian. The concert is being presented by Regina Folk Festival in partnership with the Artesian, and you can expect a healthy dose of tunes off the new album. Here’s an excerpt from the RFF promo on Shauf:

The Bearer of Bad News explores themes of uncertainty, curiosity and spirituality. The unsettling stories came as Shauf wrote both at home and on the road. Musically, the record took shape in his modest home studio in Regina, where Shauf spent four years recording each song himself.

Joining Shauf on the bill is the solo act Marine Dreams. Doors are at 7 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 door, and you can find out more on the RFF website. To close, here’s video from 2014 of Shauf performing a song off his new album called “Lick Your Wounds”: