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.
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!
For a song with a central storyline around life changing in an instant, ‘Blink’ sure took a long time to be fully realized. I first put pen to paper after a period of writer’s block, and willed it into existence after giving myself permission to write a song that sucked. That song (about losing a dirty sock in the the dryer) cleared the cobwebs for what was to become ‘Blink’.
Once the first draft was in decent shape I brought it into a writing session with songwriter James Linderman, where we discovered the walking baseline that grounds the song. Next up… the demo.
Blink will be released on all streaming platforms April 29! Presave here: https://show.co/TVjBs4o
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…
The Markham Village Music Festival is coming up this weekend, June 20-21. The highlight of the festival is undoubtedly The North Stage that play host to 27 artsits/bands over the weekend! We will be celebrating the second year of a stage that celebrates the craft of songwriting and the hard work of local musicians who work at this all year long.
Stop by early to catch my acoustic set at 11:20 AM on the North Stage.
The north stage encompasses what we as a community work so hard for all year long.. This is a non-profit celebration of music and the craft of songwriting. We wouldn’t have this stage and this opportunity without some incredible local musical sponsors, Long & McQuade, Chalet Recording Studio and Epidemic Music Group.
This year will also feature performances from: Future History, Andrew Ashford and the East End Bulls Kevin Pullen,Donalyn, Alderwood, Josef Thomas of Hungry Lake, Falling with Style, The Mickeys, Cameron Kennedy, Mackenzie Alexander McRuer, Jim Dan Dee,Harrison Caldeira, Janis Lyn, Man Made Forest, Paul Irvine, Ro Randall,Slowcrash, Jeannette Loveisfree, Richard Malouin, O’Reilly’s Remedy,Robert Brawley and The Freel Street Band, Shannon Beresford, DatE – Dick and the Emotions, Ben Crosby, Matina Zee, Kelly Jameison, Russell Jackson-Wyatt and quite a few special guests.
“Tamara was no small influence on me and I am thrilled and relieved
that shes making music again.” – Charles “Broken Social Scene”
Voted 4th best concert of the year NOW magazine just infont of Bjork
and released 8 albums in Canada and Europe. Toured with Feist and
WITH SPECIAL GUEST: TANIA JOY
WIXENS BRIDGE. 65 Brock St West.
MAY 31. 8pm
Songwriter Showcase at Wasted Space
June 6, 2013
74 Celina St., Oshawa, Ontario
9pm (No Cover)
9pm – Tania Joy
Singer/Songwriter with a distinct, honest voice, and heart and folk for soul music.
In case you missed the big release party! or want to re-live it like I do! Check out blogger Cate McKim’s take on the night!