Gillian Turnbull holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and is the author of the forthcoming book  Sonic Booms: Making Music in an Oil Town , co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Grassland Sounds: Popular and Folk Musics of the Canadian Prairies, and editor of Canadian Folk Music magazine. From 2010-15, Gillian was a featured contributor on the No Depression website and she has written for  The National PostHazlittPenguin EggsB.C. Musician, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. She teaches music at Ryerson University, started the Wide Cut Weekend Roots Festival in Calgary, and has hosted radio shows in Edmonton and Toronto.