One day in Calgary: Country singer Sykamore

Sykamore Houseboat single

Just a minute or so into any of this country artist's songs, it'll be apparent that Jordan Ostrom has got that "it" factor. The young artist, who goes by Sykamore on-stage, has only been writing music since 2012, but has seen massive growth in her career, performing with a long list of talent including Paul Brandt and Adam Cohen. In addition to that, Sykamore recently joined fellow Project: WILD finalists, The Dungarees to open for country superstar Miranda Lambert on her Certified Platinum Tour in Edmonton. Plus, her music was featured on the popular CBC series Heartland and has been nominated for a CCMA Discovery Award.

These days, she splits her time between Calgary and country music mecca, Nashville. Her new single "Houseboat" is currently available on iTunes too. And if you ask us, it looks like Sykamore is going places!

On Tuesday, November 8th, Wild 953 Calgary will announce the winners of their first annual Project WILD. Until then, you might catch this country singer eating and drinking at some of these great spots around Calgary.


I love Red’s Diner (either location). Let’s just say you haven’t really tried an eggs Benny until you’ve tried the eggs Benny at Red's; but everything on the menu here is a home run, let’s be real!


The Ship and Anchor is one of my long-time haunts. The Ship always has something going on, whether it’s amazing live music or a Man U game on TV, but what’s even better is their classic comfort food. Come to this place if you want baked mac and cheese or an old fashioned cheeseburger done right. 



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Model Milk. So, here’s what you need to know: the building used to be a dairy that they’ve refurbished into a really great space with a bar and two levels of seating. The food is farm-to-table fresh. The service is top notch. 



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Milk Tiger. I’m not sure what I like more about this place: its amazing cocktails or the fact that it’s called Milk Tiger. My personal faves are their whisky sour and a signature called Brooklyn.