Excited to be part of the North Stage at the Markham Village Music Festival this Saturday June 21st! Check out the full roster of artists, and join us for the day!

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.

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TaniaJoy_FB June 6 Wasted SpaceSongwriter Showcase at Wasted Space
June 6, 2013
www.wastedspace.ca
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.
www.taniajoy.com

10pm – Candice Sand
Pop/R&B songwriter and recording artist
www.candicesand.com

11pm – Braeden Mitchell
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist http://www.reverbnation.com/braedenmitchell

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!

life with more cowbell

The Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel was packed last night, all in celebration of the release of Tania Joy’s EP I’ll Be Around. And what a celebration it was!

MC Shannon Paterson, a long-time friend of of Tania Joy’s – from their days as six-year-old figure skating pals to modern-day wing men in the dating scene – ushered the evening’s festivities, including opening acts Arlene Paculan and Candice Sand.

Arlene Paculan got things going with some R&B and pop goodness – a set of originals and covers, on keys with Mickey Rodriguez on drums.  From the slow groove of “My Plea” to her love song to Tony Stark and awesome Green Day mash-up to “Running” – a soulful ballad with a sometimes haunting piano arrangement (and a personal fave) – it’s always a pleasure to wrap my ears around Paculan’s sounds. Coming up for Paculan: the Beaches…

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(SAC Songwriting challenge-Week 5)

Resistance is fertile and insidious and endemic. During this week’s songwriting assignment, I found myself quivering with defiance.  Every moment was a battle of the nitwits (myself, me and I). Even my shoulder devil and shoulder angel were harmonizing, “I don’t wanna do it!” I managed to cough up an assignment submission, but resistance has now crept into my will to finish this blog entry.

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I don’t wanna do it!

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