One Day in Calgary: Country artist Aaron Pollock

Project Wild finalist Aaron Pollock takes us through his favourite food and drink spots in his hometown of Calgary

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Both as an artist and as a person, there’s something inherently special about Aaron Pollock.

Since deciding to pursue a music career, Pollock has been selected to participate in Canada’s Music Incubator - Artist Entrepreneur program, was a finalist in Ole’s On the Spot artist development competition, was recognized by the Nashville Songwriters Association as “One to Watch” and most recently, was selected as a finalist in Project Wild’s country artist development program. 

Despite having an array of artistic abilities, Pollock’s affinity for songwriting is what seems to stand out the most. Since the debut of his hit single, “Nothing Much These Days”, the Calgary-based musician has written more than 100 songs, including co-writing credits on Ben Chase’s chart-topping single “All Over It” and CCMA-nominated Leaving Thomas’ sophomore album. 

As a performer, Pollock has opened for various headliners, including Jann Arden and Brett Kissel, and has been featured in events, concerts, residencies, and pop-ups all over the country. After stellar performances throughout this year’s CCMAs, including a captivating acoustic session at Calgary’s The Blue Jay Cafe, Pollock’s popularity continues to grow. 


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Pollock’s plans for the remainder of 2019 are packed with performances, including an intimate set at this year’s Prairie Grid Dinner Series at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley on September 19, and at Project Wild’s Showcase Series at Knoxville’s Tavern on September 26.

When Pollock isn’t writing music or performing, there’s a good chance you can catch the multi-talented artist scouring the city of Calgary in search of culinary adventure. Here are a few of his favourite findings.



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The Nash in Inglewood. Enjoying a breakfast pizza there after working out at Sweat Science Boxing (just down the street) is my favourite way to spend Saturday morning!



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Hana Sushi on 4th Street has been my go-to lunch spot for years. 



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I never got into Indian food until I tried Calcutta Cricket Club. The food there is spicy but it's amazing!



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I buy an XL Blizzard from Dairy Queen at least once per week. How it tastes at the beginning is totally worth how you feel at the end.