Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Secret Heights (Terra Lightfoot & Cam Malcolm) EP

There's a beautiful sense of warmth that comes with listening to the the debut EP of folk duo Secret Heights. This is bare bones folk music at it's best.

The disc was recorded in a cottage and it shows. You can feel the laid back, serene, intimate atmosphere throughout the whole recording.

Secret Heights is the project of two talented local musicians: Terra Lightfoot and Cam Malcolm. They harmonize exquisitely and their guitar work is wonderful. Terra also tickles the ivories on occasion.

The EP is available at their live shows and as a download on Band Camp.

Below is a sample of one of the songs from the album.

Links: Secret Heights, Terra Lightfoot, More Terra Lightfoot Stories, Cam Malcolm

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Burnin' Ethyl and Friends@The Corktown (August 20, 2011)

All videos are © April Severin

With Steve Sinnicks on drums

Also on the bill were the Resposibiles . . .

... and Sloppy Jalopy (featuring Busker Al)

Links: Burnin' Ethyl, More Burnin' Ethyl Stories

New Susan Wylde CD: In the Light

Local vocalist/pianist Susan Wylde has released great CDs in the jazz/pop vein. Now with her latest collection, In the Light, she is delving more into her bluesey side. Thanks to the talent of Susan and her band, you can tell it's a side worth exploring.

The disc has high energy, soulful, infectious, funky music. The opening track, One Real Man, gets things off to a swinging start. Other highlights include Lovely Push-Up Bra (an old-timey, jazzy piece dedicated to the late Jeff Healey), the emotional Turn Me On, and the boogie woogie soul of the title track.

Susan also lends her amazing, expressive voice to such classics as Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Georgia on My Mind, The Thrill is Gone, and At Last.

Accompanying her on the disc is a treasuer trove of Canadian Blues talent. There's local guitarist, Jack deKeyzer (who also co-produces), Jerome Godboo, Paul Reddick, Alec Fraser, Denis Keldie, and many more.

The CD is available at her live shows and also as a disc or download at CDbaby.

Links: Susan WyldeMore Susan Wylde Stories

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

America@Festival of Friends (August 7, 2011)

Above videos courtesy of RS Novak

Above videos courtesy of Brantford XTreme

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Justin Sawicki Debut CD: Nothing for No One

Local singer/songwriter Justin Sawicki's recent debut CD, Nothing for No One, is a portrait of an artist who loves to explore. He and his amazing band manage to mix things up and experiment with different sounds.

The disc definitely has a modern feel to it. Rock, pop, country, folk and more can be heard in many of the songs. There are even some Italian and Spanish flourishes scattered throughout.

The disc is available at his live shows, CDbaby (as a CD and/or download), and as a download on iTunes, and eMusic.

Below are a few live versions of songs from the album.

Above videos courtesy of Justin Sawicki's You Tube Channel

HSTV EP10b - THE JUSTIN SAWICKI BAND - What Is Love (Off-Stage) from Big Shave Productions on Vimeo.

Links: Justin Sawicki, More Justin Sawicki Stories


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Spectacle Stage@Festival of Friends (August 7, 2011)

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Links: Cowlick, Barettas, Paul Langille, Tomi Swick


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Groove Corporation@Stonewalls (August 6, 2011)

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Bonus videos below courtesy of Lily Sazz

Links: Groove Corporation, More Groove Corporation Stories


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jay Linden and Duane Rutter@Neighbours Bistro (July 30, 2011)

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We apologize for the qality of the video - it was very dark.

Bonus videos of Jay Linden

Video courtesy of Skumm60

Video courtesy of Black Walnut Folk Club

Links: Jay Linden, Duane Rutter, More Duane Rutter Stories


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Monday, August 8, 2011

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dave Rave and Friends@Dr. Disc Rooftop (July 16, 2011)

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Dave Rave (guitar, lead vocals), Bill Culp (bass, lead vocals on third song), Mark Foley (guitar), Paul Panchezak (Trickbag)(drums)

Links: Dave Rave, More Dave Rave Stories, Photos of the Event