ABOUT THE BAND
Pope Joan was started as a project between husband and wife Sacha and Caleigh Crow in Montreal. Inspired by the songwriting chops of Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman and the chaotic energy of The Replacements, they recruited Adam Reider on drums and off they went playing east coast basements, dive bars, and Adam’s front lawn. They recorded their first full length LP Sympathetic and They Care shortly before relocating to Calgary after Sacha received news of his father’s early onset Alzhiemers diagnosis. In Calgary Pope Joan recruited Alastair Mcleod on drums and Jesse Rhodes on guitar and Sacha started writing their latest LP Happy and Relaxed, playing gigs at Sled Island, McHugh House, Broken City, and Vern’s.