Government Town is a local indie folk-rock band. They’ve snagged at least a couple of wins/nominations in our annual Best of Regina contest for Best Regina Band and Best Album categories in past years.

Numberwise, the band’s an octet, with the following members: Michael Harmel (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica); Chris Leier (Guitar),  Brad Vance (Bass), Miles Hoste (Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar), Neil Kapoor (Violin), Alan Valente (Keyboard), Tashia Walters (Back-up Vocals) and Jayson Brinkworth (Drums).

As you might imagine from the range of instruments listed above, Government Town has a lot of potential ingredients for the musical stew it cooks up. Their song-writing also typically is heavy on story-telling, and they’re not shy about drawing on their prairie roots in the songs they create.

On Friday, June 3, you’ll have a chance to see what Government Town has been up to lately when they launch their full-length album (which goes by the title III) at the Artful Dodger. Jerry Knoll is the back-up act, with the show starting around 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10, and to give you a sense of what to expect here’s the video for the first single off the new album called “Home”