Gillian Turnbull holds a PhD in ethnomusicology and is the author of the forthcoming book Sonic Booms: Making Music in an Oil Town  (Eternal Cavalier Press 2019), and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Grassland Sounds: Popular and Folk Musics of the Canadian Prairies. An MFA graduate from the Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College, she has written for The Walrus, The National PostHazlittNo Depression, Penguin EggsBC Musician, VUE Weekly, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. She teaches music at Ryerson University, co-founded the Wide Cut Weekend Roots Festival in Calgary, and has hosted radio shows in Edmonton and Toronto.