Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hamilton's David Lum Weaves Interesting Stories and Unforgettable Music on Latest Album

David Lum's a name that should be in every discerning folk/roots lovers collection. True North, the Hamilton singer/songwriter's latest album, would be a great addition to anyone's musical library.

David masterfully weaves stories imbued with interesting characters and emotional situations. The wondrous storytelling is enhanced by his unforgettable voice and unrivaled talent for acoustic folk. Listeners will lose themselves in these musical tales,

David's in a number of great groups and he's enlisted a number of bandmates to help him out.  From
Sing Me a River there's Dorothea Smith and Kathy Lepp. Outside the  Box bandmates Gwen Potter, Peter Light also join in. Julie McCann from Hazy Maidens adds her vocal talent to the recording as well.

CD's are available at his fabulous live shows and can be downloaded through CD Baby (physical as well), Apple Music, Google Play, and Amazon.

Blast from the Past: David's Previous CD

Links: David LumMore David Lum Stories, Videos courtesy of David Lum - TopicMore Releases

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        Monday, July 15, 2019

        GOOD LUCK! Local 2019 Canadian Country Music Award Nominees

        Many local areas are filled with hometown pride as some of their own were nominated for the 2019 CCMA Awards. You can watch the ceremony on Global TV where it'll be broadcast live from Calgary, AB on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.

        Peter Walker, the director for Hamilton's CHKX-FM is nominated for Music Director of the Year.

        Burlington's Tebey is one of three local acts vying for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year with his co-producer Danick Dupelle.

        Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey

        St. Catharines Country superstar Tim Hicks is also up for Album of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and the Fan's Choice Award. His bandmate Rob Wells, also from St. Catharines, received a nod for Drummer of the Year.

        Links: Tim HicksMore Tim Hicks StoriesLindsay EllMore Lindsay Ell StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tim Hicks

        Cambridge duo the Reklaws have four nods to their credit: Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Video of the Year and the Fan's Choice Award. Another Cambridge boy, Rich DaSilva was nominated for Drummer of the Year.

        Links: ReklawsMore Reklaws StoriesVideo above courtesy of The Reklaws

        Links: Rich DaSilvaMore Rich DaSilva StoriesLeah DanielsVideo above courtesy of Rich DaSilva

        Ben Knechtel, who directed videos for Tim Hicks and the Reklaws is up for Video Director of the Year.

        Brantford's Linsey Beckett earned a nod for Fiddle Player of the Year. Also from Brantford, Doug Johnson is up for steel Guitar Player of the Year.

        Links: Linsey Beckett, South Mountain, Video above courtesy of rwhmoto

        Links: Doug Johnson, Muir Family Band, Video above courtesy of angussss10

        Down Waterloo way, member of the Western Swing Authority are getting a lot of recognition.  Shane Guse is nominated for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year. Paul Chapman is up for Guitarist of the Year and Jason Barry's Barrytone Studios is in the running for Recording Studio of the Year.

        Links: Western Swing AuthorityMore WSA StoriesVideo above courtesy of Ranch Radio

        Here's a complete list of nominees.

        • Tim Hicks
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        Fan's Choice
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        • Tim Hicks
        • The Reklaws
        • Gord Bamford
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Hunter Brothers
        • James Barker Band
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        • Guylaine Tanguay
        Fiddle Player
        • Linsey Beckett
        • Tyler Beckett
        • Denis Dufresne
        • Mike Sanyshyn
        • Tyler Vollrath
        Group or Duo
        • The Reklaws
        • High Valley
        • Hunter Brothers
        • James Barker Band
        • The Washboard Union
        Guitar Player
        • Paul Chapman
        • Ryan Davidson
        • Matt McKay
        • Darren Savard
        • Geoff Torrn
        Male Artist
        • Tim Hicks
        • Paul Brandt
        • Dean Brody
        • Brett Kissel
        • Dallas Smith
        Music Director (Large Market)
        • Peter Walker - CJKX-FM/CHKX-FM - Oshawa, ON/Hamilton, ON
        • Steph Hansen - CISN-FM/CKRY-FM - Edmonton, AB/Calgary, AB
        • A.J. Keller - CFCW - Edmonton, AB
        • Amanda Kingsland - CKBY-FM - Ottawa, ON
        • Rebecca Lafrance - CKKL-FM - Ottawa, ON
        Recording Studio
        • Barrytone Studios - St. Clements, ON
        • Bart McKay Productions - Saskatoon, SK
        • MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB
        • OCL Studios - Chestemere, AB
        • Revolution Recording - Toronto, ON
        Record Producer
        • Danick Dupelle, Tebey / Single: Who's Gonna Love You (Tebey)
        • Jeff Dalziel /Album: Juliet (Dan Davidson) 
        • Adam Gregory, Bart McKay / Album: Perfect World (Adam Gregory)
        • Mitch Merrett, F. Reid Shippen / Album: Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion (Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion)
        • Joey Moi, Dave Cohen /Album: The Fall (Dallas Smith)
        Specialty Instrument Player
        • Shane Guse
        • David Barber
        • Denis Dufresne
        • Mitch Jay
        • Connor Riddell
        Steel Guitar Player
        • Feels Like That - The Reklaws
        • Camouflage - Jess Moskaluke
        • Criminal - Lindsay Ell
        • Somebody’s Daughter - Tenille Townes
        • Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick
        Video Director

        Bass Player
        • Kirby Barber
        • Lisa Dodd
        • Curtis Ebner
        • Doug Elash
        • Justin Kudding
        Booking Agency
        • The Feldman Agency
        • Invictus Entertainment Group
        • Paquin Artists Agency
        • Sakamoto Agency
        • United Talent Agency
        Country Club
        • Cook County Saloon – Edmonton, AB
        • OK Corral and Cabaret – Kelowna, BC
        • Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall – Calgary, AB
        • Rock 'N' Horse Saloon – Toronto, ON
        Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition
        • Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose, AB
        • Boots And Hearts Music Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON
        • Calgary Stampede – Calgary, AB
        • Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, PE
        • Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON
        Country Music Program or Special
        • CBC q Live At The Grand Ole Opry - CBCq
        • The Dungarees Christmas Special - Rogers Media and The Dungarees
        • Girl Power Hour - Rogers Media
        • Jess Moskaluke's A Small Town Christmas - MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Paul McGuire’s Country Countdown - ole TV
        Creative Directors
        • Design Team: Bronwin Parks / Album: All In, Artist Merchandise (Chris Buck Band) 
        • Design Team: Alee, Photography: Uryelle Dimailig /Single: Don't Make Me Miss You (Alee)  
        • Design Team: Buckspring Inc., Photography: Andrik Langfield, Tanner Wendell Stewart, Jonathan Taylor Sweet, Paul Tellefsen / Albums: The Journey YYC Vol. 1, The Journey BNA Vol. 2, The Journey YYC-BNA Deluxe Volume / Single: Bittersweet feat. Lindsay Ell; Tour Graphics: The Journey Tour (Paul Brandt)
        • Design Team: Bronwin Parks / Album: Sides, Single: Danger Danger, Artist Merchandise (KIRA)
        • Design Team: Scotty Kipfer, Photography: Brad Kelly / Taking My Time (Scotty Kipfer)
        Female Artists
        • Lindsay Ell
        • Jess Moskaluke
        • Meghan Patrick
        • Guylaine Tanguay
        • Tenille Townes
        Industry Person
        • Steve Coady - Vice President, Radio Promotions - Warner Music Canada  
        • Mike Denney – President - MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Brianne Deslippe - Vice President of Promotion/General Manager - Canada - Big Loud Records  
        • Ron Kitchener - President, CEO - RGK Entertainment Group Inc.
        • Shannon McNevan - Director of AnR - Universal Music Canada
        Interactive Artist/Group
        • Lindsay Ell
        • Aaron Goodvin
        • James Barker Band
        • Brett Kissel
        • Nice Horse
        Keyboard Player
        • Mike Little
        • Bart McKay
        • Brendan Waters
        Management Company
        • Big Loud Management
        • Cache Entertainment
        • Invictus Entertainment Group
        • MDM Artist Management Services
        • Starseed Entertainment
        Music Director (Medium/Small Market)
        • Shilo Bellis - CJXL-FM - Moncton, NB
        • Paul Ferguson - CHCQ-FM - Belleville, ON
        • Luca James - CKGY-FM - Red Deer, AB
        • Cory Noel - CKLJ/CKVG - Olds, AB/Vegreville, AB
        Music Publishing Company
        • BMG Rights Management Canada
        • ole
        • Royalty Records Publishing
        • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
        • Warner/Chappell Music Canada
        Record Company
        • MDM Recordings Inc.
        • Open Road Recordings
        • Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
        • Universal Music Canada
        • Warner Music Canada
        • Amazon Music
        • Apple Music
        • Spotify Canada Inc.
        Rising Star
        • Shawn Austin
        • Jade Eagleson
        • Eric Ethridge
        • JoJo Mason
        • Sons Of Daughters
        Roots Album
        • Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion - Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion
        • Both Ways - Donovan Woods
        • Heart Of Glass - Jessica Mitchell
        • Juliet - Dan Davidson
        • What We're Made Of - The Washboard Union
        • Criminal - Lindsay Ell
        • Dive Bar - Gord Bamford
        • Good Together - James Barker Band
        • Somebody's Daughter - Tenille Townes
        • Walls Come Down - Meghan Patrick
        Songwriters of the Year
        • Brett Kissel, Seth Mosley, Brad Rempel -  Cecilia (Brett Kissel)
        • Gord Bamford, Bart Butler, Brice Long - Down (Gord Bamford)
        • James Barker, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood - Keep It Simple (James Barker Band)
        • Corey Crowder, Jess Moskaluke, Jared Mullins - Save Some Of That Whiskey (Jess Moskaluke)
        • Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Tenille Townes - Somebody’s Daughter (Tenille Townes)
        Talent Buyer or Promoter
        • Paul Biro - Sakamoto Agency
        • Jim Cressman - Invictus Entertainment Group
        • Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc.
        • Lisa Zechmeister - Republic Live
        Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners
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                  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

                  3 Incredible FREE EP's from Georgetown's The Tradition

                  When we last left Georgetown's Douglas Richard Sinclair aka The Tradition, he was half of a folk duo with an impressive debut recording.

                  A line-up change later and he's part of an incredible trio with Bill McBride and Chris Udell. They have an additional 2 EPs of fabulous acoustic folk to their credit.

                  The Ewing Street Session features 5 remarkable classic country cover tunes done with an organic, off the cuff but powerful style.

                  The Leathertown Session (featuring the amazing fiddle of  Pierre Arsenault on a track) continues the acoustic, down-home style but adds a more kitchen table jam fun vibe to the mix.

                  The most recent Tradition EP, the aptly named Bare Bones now features Douglas on his own. It packs a quite a wallop for a one man project and his emotional vocals will chill your soul.

                  The EP's can be purchased from his Bandcamp page for FREE! You have no excuse to check them out and discover their unforgettable music.

                  Blast from the Past: Their Debut Recording

                  Links: The Tradition, More Stories from the TraditionMore Releases

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                  Friday, July 5, 2019