Burly CallingBen Rispin is a busy man. When not touring with his band Saint Alvia, he’s carefully orchestrating a unique festival in his home town of Burlington, Ontario. The festival, dubbed Burly Calling, is entering its sixth year and sees a swarm of bands take over the samll town and playing venues all over the city. What started as a joke tour to raise funds for a full flegde tour as now progressed into something that the entire town eagerly awaits. This year’s edition is special as well as Saint Alvia are set to drop their new album, Static Psalms, in conjunction with the Festival.

We wanted to learn more about the festival and the album so Nicole Pollo had a little e-mail conversation with him to figure out exactly what’s happening this year in the world of Ben Rispin.

Read the interview here and make sure to catch Burly Calling 6 this weekend from December 7th to 9th.