Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Smoke Wagon Blues Band@Plough and Harrow (December 10, 2011) Part 2

Click here for Part 1

Bonus videos from their CD, Low Down Righteous Blues

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ginger St. James YouTube Videos

Above video courtesy of the Tone Bear, More Elvis Covers/Stories

Above video courtesy of TV Cogeco Ontario

More Alice Cooper Covers/Stories

Above videos courtesy of Mama Loves Music 50, More Dolly Parton Covers/Stories

Links: Ginger St. James - More Ginger St. James Stories


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Matthew de Zoete and Friends@Artword Artbar (December 3, 2011)

First three videos courtesy of Quadrillium

Bonus videos below courtesy of zmtieman

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Canadian Folk Music Awards Winners

The Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Below is a list of the winners. Congratulations everyone!

Traditional Album of the Year

Contemporary Album of the Year
Children’s Album of the Year
Traditional Singer of the Year
Contemporary Singer of the Year
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year
English Songwriter of the Year
French Songwriter of the Year
Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Ensemble of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year
World Solo Artist of the Year
World Group of the Year
New/Emerging Artist of the Year
Producer of the Year
Pushing the Boundaries
Young Performer of the Year

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Friday, December 2, 2011

New Ariana Gillis CD: Forget Me Not

One thing that stands out on local singer/songwriter Ariana Gillis's latest CD, Forget Me Not, is the power in her vocals. It's a voice that deserves to be heard and almost screams out, "just because I'm young and can play infectious music doesn't mean I'm a pop star".

As always, Ariana shows great talent with incredible catchy melodies but on this offering, both her lyrics and vocals seem to have more of an extra edge to them. It's a very welcome change. There's more of a roots element here as well.

Her softer vocal side is also on display on songs such as John and the Monster and Oh the World.

The CD is available at her live shows, on Maple Music, and as a download on iTunes and cdbaby.

Below are live performances of songs from the album.

Videos courtesy of Ariana Gillis.

Links: Ariana Gillis, More Ariana Gillis Stories


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