Laura Vinson & Free Spirit
Returning to her Roots and her aboriginal heritage, a performance by Canadian Artist Laura Vinson has all the ingredients. Authentic Native sound, songs and stories about North American Indians mixed in a contemporary musical show.
Americana best describes the music of String Bone, a project born of the songwriting talents of Canadian singer-songwriter Barry James Payne. A mix of alt.country, blues, folk, pop and rock. Payne set out in 2006 to write his debut record, and later with Shannon Lyon and technical wunderkind/engineer Chris Giesbrecht, they sculpted his first release 'nadir' bringing together several musicians, such as Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, ex-Wilco), to create the resulting recording ‘nadir’.
Reviewers have referenced influences as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Jay Farrar, Wilco, Dylan, Steve Earle, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.Read more ...
Elbow River is a Canadian, folk-roots band, who's haunting, familial harmonies are front and centre. Leanne Copithorne's and Kaitlynn Smith's, voices, are entwined and layered throughout sparse banjo, guitar and mandolin solos, reminicent of days gone by, with a modern, twist, compliments of instrumentalists, Charlie Copithorne and Tim Jeffery. Brandon Smith on Acoustic bass guitar, rounds out their signature sound.
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BLOG. Do you, like me, hate it when you go to a restaurant for a good meal and the tablecloth is dirty, wet raincoats hanging over the seats and you can not separate the waiter from the dishwasher guy? But you pay for this meal. You just go to a restaurant for a good meal in a clean and hospitable environment. You just want a good meal and great service for your money!
Are you planning to tour in Europe next year? Festivals start planning right after the summer and will make their finale decision at the end of the year. Many may not know this but live music venues are booking about two years ahead and theatre venues book between August and November to fill their programs for the next theatre season next year September to May.
The new album, "Double Mind", from Toronto musician David Celia, is a collection of songs written and developed while maintaining a busy touring schedule across Europe and North America. Entirely self-financed and produced, the album seems to embrace a diversity of genres from the past while at the same time managing to sound completely fresh and current.
Festivals, Music Clubs and Theaters are great places where musical talent gets a chance to get in touch with their fans and are the perfect opportunity to surprise new fans, to dazzle and to win them over. But where do you find the right talent for such an event? Are the artists reliable and original? How do you choose from the wide range of possibilities and do the conditions fit well to your questions, budget and needs?