Von Bieker plays bowtie rock and folk to haunt your heart. His songs juxtapose hope with despair. Past with present. Love with fear. Faith with doubt. Gentle folk crooning with a raw and honest howl. In Von Bieker’s soundscape, the earnest retro charm of a bowtie meets the world-worn grit of rock and roll. Retro guitar twang channels resonant writing through a voice often pushed until it cracks into free-fall falsetto. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Von Bieker draws on influences ranging from Canada’s Bahamas, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen to Glen Hansard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead.