Originally from small-city big-town Sault St. Marie, singer/songwriter Kalle Mattson now makes O-town home. It’s where he came for school, where he wrote and recorded the 2014’s Polaris-nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold, and where he returns when the tours wind down. We met up with Kalle prior to his gig at the NAC on Thursday, which is taking place following the release of this latest EP, Avalanche. (Check out the single and test your knowledge of classic album covers). Luckily, we had some time with Kalle and got to make the most of it. We toured around, visiting three Ottawa spots of Kalle’s choosing, where he reflected on how those places have influenced his life as a musician.
Our first stop was at his first apartment in Centretown:
We then headed over to Compact Music:
Finally, we stopped at Carleton University:
Kalle Mattson plays the NAC Fourth Stage on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.