On October 15 the Recording Academy is recognizing the people Behind The Record and giving credit where credit is due! Join me in celebrating the many talents behind my record I Will Stand. It was a true gift to work with such an amazing team of creators! Hill Kourkoutis Phil Demetro Mastering, Christine Parker Music, Selby Copeland, James Linderman, Ingrid MacDonald, David Keeble, and Aphrose! #wearemusic
The 2021 OMA Nominee Announcement event will be a virtual broadcast available to watch on the OMAs’ YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11 am EST. Viewers can head over to the official Facebook event page for full updates, links, and exclusive sneak peaks before the announcement.
photo credit: Tracy Walker @tracywalkerphoto
So grateful for all of the support the kind folks at Eat North have shown to all of the new music so far! Check out the write up and save the playlist on Spotify to enjoy homegrown talent in the comfort of your home!
“Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, the ballad commands your attention from the get-go and leaves you hypnotized by Joy’s vocals paired with a cinematic and dramatic sound.” – Eat North
Incredibly astounding to believe that “Blink” was welcomed with open arms to American Songwriter, and included in their Daily Discovery column. I will be forever grateful for all who believed in this song and helped it into being.
Michel and Barbara’s moVirtual House Concert with Jeff Eager and Tania Joy
April 25, 2021 8 PM – 9 PM ET
Each of us will perform 3 songs, and there is a tip jar which will be shared amongst the performers. Read more about the lineup below, and click here to sign up for the Zoom code: https://forms.gle/8aGDHhSnfT1b6KdQ9
Our Host: MICHEL NERAY
is 1/5th of Jacques Russell Trio. JRT is always a bunch of fun, with eclectic mix of blues, jump blues, trucker blues, jazz and pop, and some quirky originals thrown in for good measure. As a solo artist, he writes singer-songwriter songs full of angst, emotional conflict, evocative imagery, and all kinds of good things.
Jeff has performed on stage with rock icon Lenny Kravitz, accompanied The Voice France winner Yoann Freejay on tour, and worked with Canadian stars like Jully Black and Arkells. He’s toured the continent from Hollywood to Halifax, and did a European tour opening for Rick Astley. He’s also performed his original music at the TD Jazz Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival. Versatile through soul, rock, jazz, pop, funk and more… he’s one of Toronto’s most dynamic musicians.
This is the unreleased demo video for ‘Blink’. Guitar and vocals were recorded in a dorm room circa 2015, and producer Allister Bradley took those tracks away and worked his magic on them.
Fast forward to 2018 – I’d never made a music video before, and thought it might be fun to give it a go with the demo recording, and videographer Luke Camozzi. We shot two different versions in a friend’s Heritage home in downtown Uxbridge, and this version was done in one seamless take at the end of a long shoot day! If you haven’t seen the original demo video you can check it out here.
The official release of ‘Blink’ is coming 04.29.21 on all streaming services along with a rad new music video. Can’t wait to share!
Thank you to ‘Just Us Folk’ for including ‘Planks and Marietta’ in last weeks show.
Hour One: In this hour we talk with Erin Leahy
Bob Jensen | Pastures Of Plenty | self release
Bridin | Floating | self release
David Picco | Waiting’ For The Summertime | self release
Don McLean | Vincent | Acoustic Rainbow
Leahy | Tears | self release
Mark J. Nyvlt | Dreams | self release
Solas | A Girl In The War | Compass Records
Dan Hill | On The Other Side Of Here | Sun And Sky Records
Eric Andersen | It Starts With A Lie | Gold Castle Records
Tania Joy | Planks And Marietta | self
The High Bar Gang | Long Lonesome Highway Blues | True North Records
Leahy | Good Water | self release
Denis Ryan | Mist Covered Mountains Of Home | self release
Preetam Sengupta | Patience | self release
Last week host Colin MacDonald premiered ‘The Drought’ across the pond on release day, adding it to the Folkal Point set list.
The programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week on its Essential Channel by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.
You can catch the replay Monday, March 1st at 8am on Blues & Roots Radio.
FOLKAL POINT 475 – FEBRUARY 25 – is curated by producer-presenter Colin MacDonald at Raidió Coharra in rural Co Armagh (*American artistes) and the web page www.folkalpoint.scot is sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.
REWRITING HISTORY – Clay DuBose*
TAKE THIS DANCE – Misty River* featuring (lead vocal) Carmen Phelan
TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER – Norman Collins & The Tumblers*
YE JACOBITES BY NAME – Screaming Orphans (Eire)
WAVES GONNA COME – Dave Spector* featuring (lead vocal) Sarah Marie Young*
COMPASSES – Ian David Green (Albion) with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotia)
TELL THE TRUTH (And Shame The Devil) – Becky Buller*
BURNING TIMES – Gaelforce (Albion)
SEA OF HEARTBREAK – Rosanne Cash* with Bruce Springsteen*
RADIO KEEPS ME ON THE GROUND – James Combs* of Great Willow* with I See Hawks In LA*
THE DROUGHT – Tania Joy (Canada)
TROUBLE AND DESIRE – The Hoth Brothers*
THE LAST CHANCE FARM – Ben de la Cour* with (harmony vocals) Andrina Turenne (Canada)
FOR THE ROSES – instrumental – Fiona Joy (Australia)
DIAMOND HEEL BLUES – Townes Van Zandt*
ALREADY MADE – Yvonne Lyon (Scotia)
READY TO BE BRAVE – Jeffery Straker (Canada)
YELLOW ON THE BROOM – Elena Piras (Albion/ Sardinia)
THIS AIN’T FUNNY ANY MORE – Clay DuBose*
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST – Deborah Crooks*
CAN’T BE SATISFIED – HowellDevine*
I’LL STILL WAIT – Janet Martin*
BORN UNDER A NORTHERN LIGHT – Ian David Green (Albion)
I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT – instrumental – Kenny Baker* & Josh Graves*
WE’VE GOT IT ALL – Peter James Millson (Albion)
WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE? – Anya Hinkle* with (banjo) Graham Sharp* of the Steep Canyon Rangers
STIR CRAZY – Defrance*
IN THE TIME OF SNOW – Beulah’s Boneyard (Albion)
MY SWEET SUZANNE – instrumental – Steve Mayone*
Thank you to Vinyl Chapters for including Planks and Marietta in this list, and for the lovely review!
Another Friday means another round of great new tunes from New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got some chilled-out vibes against heavy beats, indie pop loveliness and powerfully significant folk. Strap in, buckle down, and get lost in some great music. Read more…