Markus Sommer

Playing at Head West and Pure West Art & Artifact Auction

Markus Sommer is a farrier and country and western singer/songwriter, who recently released his debut album True Sounds of the West – an excellently arranged country album that highlights Sommer’s narrative story-telling, skillfully written ballads of heartbreak and hard breaks, to straight-talking about shoeing horses. Sommer’s songs bleed with the ethic and craftmanship that he identifies with in western values. An Albertan implant, Markus has spent the last 6 years establishing himself as a farrier, immersing himself in Western culture, and making friends and connections with some of the most talented players in Alberta country music, a few of whom he’ll be bringing with him to Way Out West Fest!