Halifax NS – June 9, 2013 - As a follow up to his inspirational Remembrance Day tribute song, ‘A Pittance of Time’, Terry Kelly’s latest 13-track musical offering, ‘Always There’, celebrates those who have served as well as those who are now serving their country. ‘Always There’ was released on June 6th, D-Day - and features, ‘They’re Coming Home’. The song is about a female soldier leaving her son home as she heads to serve in Afghanistan. You can listen to the song on our Soundcloud file.
St. John’s, NL – June 9, 2013 – As this is being written, Chris Ricco has just released his latest solo album, The Beach while he is big East Coast Tour with Long Distant Runners with heavy duty rockers, The Stogies. We're streaming the title track, "Beaches" along with a video from Chris of a single from the album, "Real Estate Man" in our story.
Saint Andrews, NB – June 7, 2013 – Scarlett Jane, the Ontario-based duo of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire, are on the road again. The pair are building a strong following thanks to their smart, edgy folk noir — guitar-driven pop songs, delivered with close harmonies and real heart. Their schedule includes dates at the Festival of Small Halls on PEI and opening for the Skydiigers at four sold out shows at the Carleton in Halifax. Catch our story for our audio interview, which includes a live sighting of a moose as the enter New Brunswick. We're also streaming music from their Folk Music Canada nominated album.
Toronto, ON - Canadian Country icon, Michelle Wright, returns with the release of her highly anticipated new album, Strong, on July 9, 2013. That’s right after her appearance at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on Prince Edward Island on July 6. Featuring her current single, "Strong," co-written with fellow singer/songwriters Deric Ruttan and Melissa Peirce, the new album presents original music from Wright for the first time in seven years. To promote her new material, Wright will be performing at festivals throughout the country this summer.
Charlottetown, PE – June 2, 2013 – Ashley Condon’s new CD, This Great Compromise, is just released and already there are great expectations this will have a big impact on her career. She had already established in credentials in Atlantic Canada as an ECMA nominee then added to her exposure with a Canadian Folk Music nomination.
Montreal, QC, - June 13, 2013 - The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List was announced today at the Phi Centre in Old Montreal. The event was hosted by SiriusXM’s Andréanne Sasseville. 2006 Polaris Music Prize winner Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), 2009 Short Listers Radio Radio, Laurel Spengelmeyer of 2011 Long Listers Little Scream and Ruby Attwood from Yamantaka // Sonic Titan were also on hand to reveal the list of forty albums. The celebration also included a live performance by Les soeurs Boulay, one of this year’s first-time nominees.
Halifax, NS – June 2, 2013 - Two of the Canadian east coast's premier rock n' roll bands, The Stogies (NS) & Long Distance Runners (NL), are matching up and rolling into two old vans for an escapade across four Atlantic provinces this summer. This particular jaunt is aptly named the ‘Runnin’ on Fumes Tour’.
Ingonish, NS, - May 25, 2013 – Gordie Sampson has announced plans for another Songcamp show at Keltic Lodge this summer. If follows a special series of show’s he appears in with the Boston Pops.
Sydney, NS – May 22, 2013 - The classic debut recording by John Allan Cameron was released in 1968 but has never before been on CD. The original multi-track studio sessions have been remixed and remastered to maintain the feel of the original recording and have just been re-released.
Toronto, ON – May 22, 2013 - Joel Plaskett has added his considerable talents to Toronto-based singer/songwriter Meredith Shaw release “Trouble”, the follow-up to her debut record Place Called Happy. Recorded at New Scotland Yard Studios, “Trouble” is the first EP from a series of forthcoming ‘tringles’ (three-single EPs) that feature renowned guest artists and producers. The East Coast influence in the releases is considerable.
Toronto, ON – May 18, 2013 – The Irish Rovers begin a farewell tour in Atlantic Canada this fall. Many dates for the Maritime Provinces have been announced but more are pending for both the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador. In a statement, the group says “now after nearly 50 years on the road, it's time to say Farewell to Rovin'.” January through March 2014 will be the U.S. leg of the tour and they are currently looking at heading down under to New Zealand and Australia one last time.
Fredericton,. NB Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival today released its full September 10-15 ticketed schedule, adding True Blues, a special celebration of the remarkable living culture of the blues to be hosted by renowned blues musicians Corey Harris, Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Also added to the already impressive lineup heavy with both international and Canadian stars is New Orleans funk party band Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Acadian hip-hop heavyweights Radio Radio.
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