Shane & Jennie Harluk
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
With a passion for music and a true love for performing and songwriting, 14 year old Calgarian, Jennie Harluk is on her way to making her dreams come true.
Jennie has been expressing herself thru song for as long as she can remember and by the age of 9 she’d begun to share her songs on stage. A former Young Canadian with the Calgary Stampede, Jennie has performed at numerous Calgary Stampede venues, including, the Talent Search and the Window on the West Stage. As the “Young Star” performer at the 2016 Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala, Jennie, along with her band, performed country classics, current hits as well as her own originals. Along with her dad, singer/songwriter Shane Harluk, Jennie performed at the first ever Country Thunder Festival in August of 2016. Winner of the 2014 Strathmore Stampede Talent Search as well as the 2015 Junior Winner of the Big Valley Jamboree Talent Search, Jennie also co-hosts their own production, Country Night Live, with her dad Shane Harluk. A unique event held at the Calgary Petroleum Club which supports local charities and artists. Jennie is quoted in the Cochrane Eagle as saying, “For the rest of my life I’ll do something with music. I know it will always be a part of whatever I do”.
Shane Harluk loves Country music. A lifelong Albertan who has made Calgary his home for over 20 years, Shane has a steady and strong presence in the singer/songwriter scene in Calgary. His voice is distinct yet familiar like the Classics we all know whether you are a recent Country recruit or a lifelong fan.
Shane’s enduring dream of recording music began to come to fruition when he recorded a handful of covers for his wife at a local Calgary recording studio. This experience was all he needed to fuel his passion for writing and recording his music. His song writing is reflective of the life experiences which all listeners can identify with and his singing reminds you of why you love the genre of Country music. “I think song writers look at life a little differently, because a lot of the time you have to bring the listener full circle; introduce them to something you care about, explain it, and then resolve it… even if the resolution is knowing that sometimes there is no real answer or ending.”