One day in Calgary: musician Wyatt C. Louis

This folk singer-songwriter takes us through his favourite spots in Calgary 

A Plains Cree folk singer-songwriter based in Moh'kinstsís Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary, Wyatt C. Louis' smooth vocals and unique approach to songwriting has made him a local favourite in recent years. Since it's release in 2017, Louis' EP On a Journey for the Long Run had garnered him plenty of airplay on CBC, CKUA and campus radio stations across the country.


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Louis’ latest single, "Dancing With Sue", is a fun, nostalgic track that will leave you smiling by the end of it, or at least it did with us. The single, which came out earlier this summer, is a precursor to the folk singer's upcoming album set to be released this fall. You can catch Louis performing during The Blue Jay Sessions: Anniversary Edition on Friday, Sept. 4 alongside Ryan Langlois and Mariya Stokes.

Recently, we asked the singer where he loves to spend time have eats and drinks with friends around Calgary. Here's what he had to say.



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I love the ma-and-pa energy at the Galaxie Diner; instant connection. Classic options. It's either an eggs Benny or French toast for me. Galaxie makes a great spot for an after-hours music video shoot or indie film set. Bring a cute date next time you’re in the neighbourhood.



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An electric and warm hub for emerging artists, Koi has a great Asian fusion menu with a plethora of dietary and allergy-friendly options. Everyone is welcome. Go for the food, stay for the music and friends. Koi is family. 



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Bravo Restaurant on 17th Ave SE used to be home to Salsa Restaurant, but they have since changed owners. The spirit and love of authentic Latin American street food has remained the same. Come visit this special place. The traditional Salvadoran pupusas are heaven.



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I'm not into alcohol, so I’ll shout-out one of my favourite coffee establishments, Monogram Coffee. It's an inspiring community that is making a huge impact. On the first day of every month, they donate 100 per cent of all drink sales to a BIPOC driven organization or charity. Amazing.

I’ll get my regular oat milk cappuccino, to stay, and place an order for cold brew buddy.