Posts Tagged ‘release’

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Harper & Rowe 1967

August 5, 2013

Band: Harper and Rowe
Album: S/T
Year: Circa 1967
Genre: Psychedelic Pop Rock

Connection: Ralph Murphy (Wallaceburg) joins the group Harper and Rowe.

Album Notes: Ralph takes on the name ‘Harper’ along with credits for song writing & production on this album.

Tracks.
A Side
01. Here Comes Yesterday Again
02. The Dweller
03. Picture Me High
04. Where Is She
05. You And Me (Me And You)
06. Love Machine

B Side
01. Keep On Dancing
02. Good Times, Bad Times
03. Strange How People Change
04. Hold Me
05. Wake Me When It’s Over
06. Hello Sleepy Sidewalk

Other Notes:

1967 – Ralph also writes the single ‘Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt‘ performed by Billy Fury. Video here.
* 1967 – Ralph wrote ( & co-produced) the song ‘Whatever happened to the 7 Day Week’, released by Belle & Me. (Columbia)
* 1967 – Ralph wrote ‘Along Came pride’ released by Donnie Elbert on CBS.

Video Links:  Working as of Aug. 2013
The Dweller – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvGLlYSiwjM
Picture me high – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVKbQgCJAko
Here comes yesterday again – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf2E34RbKOA
Love machine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLYEtOG5-Os
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Mati Haskell Music 2011

July 28, 2011

Artist: Mati Haskell
CD Release: 10, 2 & 6
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Blues,roots
Year: 2011

Notes: A soulful combo of Blues, Roots, Gospel and Soul music infused with Folk and Jazz, 10, 2 & 6 boasts an all star group of Nashville’s finest musicians featuring Americana superstar, John Cowan, Jonell Mosser and Gospel great’s, the McCrary Sisters.

Tracks:
01. Show Me
02. Nothin’ But The Blues
03. Be Back Soon
04. Purgatory
05. Why
06. Blessing (feat. Jonell Mosser)
07. Back To Your Arms
08. Let’s Make A Baby King
09. Fade To Black
10. Big Big Mountains (feat. John Cowan)
11. You Give My Blues A Name

Website: http://www.matihaskell.com/
Buy her album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/matihaskell

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Sarah Hiltz Letters 2010

May 13, 2011

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Artist:
Sarah Hiltz
EP Release: Letters
Year: 2010 (July)
Genre: Folk, Jazz
Home: Chatham Ontario

Notes: The “Letters” EP was created as a pilot project in July, 2010 as an accompaniment product for a show combining music and spoken word. The intention was to extend it into a full length, fully produced album in the future.
All the original package contents (credits, information, handwritten letters) are included in PDF format when you purchase the entire album.

Tracks
01. We Are Gods
02. I am for sound
03. First Nail Hammered
04. Brother
05. Small Town Blues
06. What I Thought
07. I Won’t Cry

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Visit her online at http://www.sarahhiltz.com/.
Preview or buy the album @
http://sarahhiltz.bandcamp.com/album/letters

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Michael LeClerc 2011

February 4, 2011
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Artist: Michael LeClerc
Release: Radio (EP)
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop
Hometown: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Other

Members:
Michael LeClerc – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Ebanks – Lead Guitar

Tracks:
1. Radio, 2. Breathe, 3. Life, 4. Turnaround, 5. Bombs

Notes: Michael moved away from Chatham at around the age of 23 and has lived in Whistler, Lake Louise and most recently, spent 5 years in the Cayman Islands.  He played in high school bands locally,  but mostly performed solo.

Bio:
2011 is a new year for Leclerc who finally just finished recording at 4th Street Recording Studio, Santa Monica, CA with Platinum/Gold Producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Live, Hoobastank) on a five song EP released in Feb, 2011.
Over the last 2 years Leclerc has opened up for the Tragically Hip, played for the famous WWF wrestler Rick Flair on his wedding day, traveled to Los Angeles to record demos, given his time to a numerous amount of charity events and arranged a small tour through the state of California, Sept 2009 along with lead guitarist Jonathan Ebanks. They had great success with 17 shows and 100 demos sold in a matter of 4 weeks!!
If you like laid back melodies for the easy days or a funk, folk up beat feel to keep you groovin’, then Michael Leclerc is an artist you don’t want to miss! He has a very eclectic sound that drives a soulful feeling!
Michael performs with his good friend Jonathan Ebanks who is from the Cayman Islands. Jonathan has played with Damien Marley, Ziggy Marley and many more. He is a guitar master and Jon and Michael are on their way to California to tour and work with producer Jim Wirt to try and get the music to Film companies and maybe a few labels. They have one Film Production Company interested already.

Download the album from Itunes or CDBABY. Download links below.
Itunes here. CD Baby here.

Visit his website  here.

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Kivell Family music 1989

January 10, 2011

 

Group: Kivell Family
Year: 1989
Genre: Gospel (Adult Contemporary)
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Gary, Sherrill, Sue (19), Syndie (18), Ben (13) and Brian (11).

Notes: The nine song release contains five original tracks.
This is the second cassette release from the Kivell family. The first release is entitled ‘In His Time’ and did not contain any original material.
  The family has been performing since 1982. Their travels brought them through Ontario and parts of the United States. The Kivells have received many awards from the Canadian Gospel Music Association, including best group, best vocalist, song of the year and album of the year.

The family group would become well known as ‘Gary Kivell and the Kivell Family Singers’.  This was the start to decades of music that the family name shared with communities.

Any one who has info or cover art information/scans, can contact us at
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jade Lester CD 2010

August 23, 2010

Singer: Jade Lester
CD Release: Love’s Funny That Way
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country/Pop

Notes: Jade Lester (19) Just released her first album in April 2010. She performs with the local crew ‘The O’Hara Brothers Band’. Material for this album was written by top songwriters from Ontario, to Nashville to LA. Jade is currently attending high school at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.
 Jade began singing country music at age six, winning many awards through out the years since then. She has also become active as an actress in many local theatre productions in the past few years.

Produced by Will Haas at Willyboy recording studios in London.

Visit her website here or here.

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Judy Paling My Wings CD

August 12, 2010

Artist: Judy Paling
CD Title: My Wings (For His Glory)
Year: 1995
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre:  Gospel

Members:
Judy Paling
Chuck FitzGerald
Steve Kubica

Tracks:
01
A Miracle And Nothing Less
02 Mary Did You Know
03 Joy
04 In The Name Of The Lord
05 Immanuel
06 Prince Of Peace
07 The Altar
08 Women Of Mystery
09 The Name Above All Names
10 Well Done My Child

Co- Produced by: Gary Barnett
Digitally recorded and mixed @ Baseline Studio, Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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Self Cynic CD Release

May 14, 2010

Band: Self Cynic
Release: Self Cynic
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham-Kent (Tilbury)
Resides: Montreal
Formed: 2006

Chatham Connection: Mainman Matt Antaya is from Chatham-Kent.

Notes: Ask founding member Matt Antaya about his alt-rock band Self Cynic and his answer may surprise you. Songwriter and lead singer, Antaya, conceived his project as perhaps the opposite of a band. Self Cynic is an evolving experiment whose rotating lineup aims to demonstrate that a collection of songs will communicate their character despite varying musicians and arrangements.
  Matt began writing music at age 12, then went on to University (Waterloo) and spent allot of time working in studios, eventually making his way to Montreal.

Tracks:
01.
Goodbye
02. The Next Room
03. Misbehave
04. In My Head
05. Mona Lisa
06. Stone Throw
07. All Around
08. Never Change
09. Try It Again
10. Evil Freedom
11. Already Gone
12. Left Behind 04:19

Visit them online here or here.

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Brooke Nicholls 2010

May 14, 2010

Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: Brooke Nicholls
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop, Piano
Home: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Toronto

Brooke is a  Singer/ Song Writer and Performer from Chatham Ontario.She xxploded onto the scene with a televised, international performance at York University’s 3,500 seat stadium, a national tour with one of Canada’s most successful recording groups, “Blue Rodeo“, and shared the stage with “Q” from Grammy winning recording artists “112”. This is only an introduction to her superb talent and drive.

Songs
01
Pull Me Closer
02 Baby Come Close
03 You ‘ N I
04 Midnight Flowers
05 Follow Me
06 If Wishing Was Forever Ft. Jhevon Paris
07 Tonight

Visit Brook online at http://www.brookenichollsmusic.com
Buy or preview the CD online at www.cdbaby.com/cd/brookenicholls


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Stephanie McIlroy 2010

April 17, 2010

Singer: Stephanie McIlroy
Release: Life Is Not An Act
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Resides: St. Thomas

Members:
Stephanie McIlroy
– Vocals, some acoustic guitar
Jeff Mifflin – Harmonies and lead guitar
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Bob Wilson – Bass

Tracks:
Life is not an act, Forgiven, Please Rewrite My History, Don’t You Know A Child Is Born. 

Listen to “Lifes Not an Act” online here:
http://www.ourstage.com/tracks/ZXTCRAVNKNLX-lifes-not-an-act
 

Notes from her bio.
  However soon after her high school graduation, Stephanie followed the advice of well intending people and put her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter on the shelf for many years. During that time she got married and started her family as well as pursuing a career in the Social Services field. For her, it was like putting a square peg in the round hole—Stephanie couldn’t find the right job and make it stick. Along her journey, she discovered that when you are meant to do something, you will end up doing it no matter what. Finally Stephanie took the quantum leap to chase her dream of becoming a professional musician following examples like Shaina Twain.

  She is a dedicated musician who continues to hone her skills by studying voice at the Royal Conservatory level, mastering the guitar, and learning more about the music industry. In addition to these things, a few years ago Stephanie took up song writing. Her songs can best be described as raw lyrics about real life. She has been compared to recording artists like Sheryl Crow with an easy listening folk rock sound.
  Stephanie has just completed studio time with Brad Dugas of Revelation Sound out of Guelph. Her upcoming album of original material is available.
  Enjoy this amazing new recording artist who’s music will touch your heart and soul

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Steve Skull Saunders 1997

March 24, 2010

Band: Fear Disorder
Release: In A Rage
Year: 1997
Genre: Metal

Chatham Connection:  Steve “Skull” Saunders is from Chatham-Kent, along with John Fenton who made his debut with M.A.D. in 1988 on their Decisions, Decisions demo.

Members:
Steve “Skull” Saunders- lead vox/guitars
Dan Cardoso- vox/guitars
Desche Sparboom- drums
John Fenton- bass/vox

Bio:
  Fear Disorder is an extreme metal band signed with Revolver Records in England. Their debut, “In A Rage”, is set for release in 27 countries throughout Europe and the United Kingdom by PHD and Sony. “In A Rage” also hit number 10 on Chart Magazines Hard Music chart for college/university radio in Canada. These guys have been around for many years and have opened for such bands as Fight and Voivod. Sighting influences such as Metallica and Pantera, Fear Disorder are getting ready to tour Europe in support of their debut, “In A Rage”, and have also begun to write songs for their next release.

Tracks:
1. In a Rage 
2. Knee Deep in the Dead
3. Bloody Knuckles
4. Hole in your Head  
5. God Kills (And so Shall I)
6. Blood & Guts 
7. My Precious Greed  
8. Loverly, Devouring Gloom
9. I am (What you made me be)

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FOREIGN FILM STAR 2006

February 13, 2010

Band: FOREIGN FILM STAR
Release: Dim The Lights…
Year: 2006
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham, Windsor

  This was the last album that Foreign Film Star released. The Windsor area based band features Jamie Reaume from Chatham. Jamie has been relentless on the acoustic solo circuit as well as putting out Cd’s  with this band on a consistent basis.

BAND MEMBERS:
Jamie Reaume – Guitars, Vox
Mike Yunker – Bass
Matt Bailey – Guitars
Nick Capanelli – Drums, Percussion

TRACKLISTING:
01 Shadow Puppets
02 Lungs
03 Eversense
04 Clouds & Velvet
05 In Passing
06 The Ones & Zeros Of Digital Rain
07 Impossible Engine
08 Leaving For Left
09 Blindfold
10 Finding Your Way Through A Dream Backwards
11 In A Lifetime
12 Fan Of Chemicals
13 A Beautiful Pulse
14 Safe Trip

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Dan Noordermeer 1996

February 3, 2010

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Band: The Dave Murphy Band
CD Release: Waiting For Dave
Year: 1996
Genre: Funk, rock & blues
Home: Toronto/Hamilton

Chatham Connection: Guitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham. Dan played locally with ‘River Road’, was a long time member of the Jeff Healey Blues Band, and has done session work on several CD releases.

About Chatham’s own Dan Noordermeer:
  Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has been with the band for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity.

CD & band notes:
  Over 200 shows a year quickly earned the band its reputation as one of the most talented, versatile and hardest working acts in the business.

  In the summer of 1996 the band released its first album entitled “Waiting for Dave.” The ten original tracks display the broad range of the group’s influences and talents. Later that same year, a dream came true for the band when they opened for their hero, James Brown. Since then the band has opened for numerous other acts, including The Bare Naked Ladies.

  In 1997, the band made the prestigious Orbit Room in downtown Toronto their new home for weekly performances, where the band continues to perform on Friday nights. It was here, on a stage complete with a house Hammond organ, that the band really began to stretch out musically, and since then there have been many incredible shows featuring the band at their spontaneous and improvisational best. In early 1998, exhausted by years of nonstop performing, the band took a four-month break while Dave travelled around the world.

http://www.davemurphyband.com/

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Jani Jakovac 2004 CD

November 29, 2009

Artist: Jani Jakovac
CD Release: Take Cover
Year: 2004
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Vancouver

Notes: Jani records a collection of songs by other artists that she likes, which makes “Take Cover” a great  name for this collection of covers.

Bio:
Who is this Jani anyhow? Where has she been hiding? Well, actually it is Jani (jay-nee) Jakovac (jack-o-vack) but who she is can be as tricky as the name. Because she is many things. She is a singer, songwriter, pianist, actor and an athlete to name a few. She’s funny, she’s intense, she’s energetic, she’s controlled, she’s sweet, but don’t ever get on her bad side…not so sweet. She is chic while she owns 6 pairs of slippers and wears flannels to bed. Clearly, she is a Gemini with issues.
          She studied drama and played varsity volleyball at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The day after graduating, she moved to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. This led her to few acting roles and many bartending jobs. She then moved to Europe to benefit from something else she had put many years into…. volleyball.  She played and coached professionally in Denmark for three years.
          So, that was where she’s been “hiding”. If hiding was her intent, this would be about the only place this 6 foot blonde could have remained inconspicuous. But inconspicuous she definitely was not when she was hopping up on stages in Copenhagen and joining bands in impromptu performances.
          Growing up in a house that thrived on music, it was always a part of her, a necessary element of her being. She knew she could sing, but strangely enough, she did not think it was “a big deal”. And since the only people that had ever heard her sing were friends and family, Jani assumed that they were merely being polite when they told her that she had talent. Belting out the blues or luring people into a trance with her sultry sounds was just her own act of passion. But the response to her music made it undeniably clear that people wanted to hear more. The music she writes is a soulful mix of the different styles she grew up listening to. The diverse music she appreciated were just a turn of the radio dial away from one another. The stations were numerous. The stations were from Detroit.
          She grew up in the small city of Chatham, Ontario, 45 minutes over the border from the Motown.  Her influences, ranging from classical to funk, are revealed in every song that she writes. Her often autobiographical lyrics leave audiences thankful for the living she has done. No, music has not been the only part of Jani’s life, but it has been the strongest, most dynamic, most necessary, always with her, traveling to every place she has been. The ever positive, vibrant, energetic Jani, admits that her music is a therapeutic device that she has used for many years to keep the smile on her face.  Audiences are thrilled she has lived enough life to have stories to tell with her songs and young enough to make it interesting.

Visit Jani online. Visit her website to order the CD.
http://thejanireview.tripod.com
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Jani Jakovac 2003 CD

November 29, 2009

Artist: Jani Jakovac
CD Release: This Is Her Life
Style: Vocal and Piano
Year: 2003
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Vancouver

Tracks:
01. this is her life
02. lovin’ you
03. I’d rather be
04. strips me bare
05. she has no name
06. closer
07. something borrowed
08. take it back
09. the score

All music & lyrics by Jani Jakovac
Recorded in Vancouver B.C.
Cover photo by Carmen Day

Notes: This is her second recording, but her first to the public.
  She grew up in the small city of Chatham, Ontario, 45 minutes over the border from the Motown.  Her influences, ranging from classical to funk, are revealed in every song that she writes. Her often autobiographical lyrics leave audiences thankful for the living she has done. No, music has not been the only part of Jani’s life, but it has been the strongest, most dynamic, most necessary, always with her, traveling to every place she has been. The ever positive, vibrant, energetic Jani, admits that her music is a therapeutic device that she has used for many years to keep the smile on her face.  Audiences are thrilled she has lived enough life to have stories to tell with her songs and young enough to make it interesting.

Visit Jani online here.

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Sylvia Tyson in Quartette 2007

October 29, 2009
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Artist: Quartette
Release: Down at the Fair
Year: 2007
Chatham Connection:  (Sylvia is from Chatham-Kent. (Born Sylvia Fricker September 19, 1940 in Chatham, Ontario)

Who:
Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick

Tracks:
1. Down at the Fair
2. Twenty Shades of Blues
3. That’s What You Always Say to My Heart
4. Where Love Lies
5. All These Things Are You
6. Who’s Foolin’ Who
7. Nothing Can Make the World Right Again
8.  Tell My Lord
9.  Sing a Song of Sadness
10. My Invitation
11. Marie Antoinette
12. I Mean What I Say
13. I Can’t Wait 
    
Notes: Even after four decades of songwriting, and with over 200 songs to her credit, Sylvia says she is not a prolific songwriter. Still, “Down At The Fair” features two of her finest songs: the spiritual “Tell My Lord” (with the magnificent line, “I can tell my Lord things I couldn’t tell my mother”) and the remarkable character sketch, “Marie Antoinette.”

The latter is a story of a deluded woman working as a maid in a hotel who believes that in a perfect world she’d be the Queen of France. The song is a reminder that all around us are people whose lives we know nothing about, and some of them are quite delusional.

“When I was a kid I knew a girl who was adopted, and her name was Marie Antoinette,” Sylvia explains. “She truly believed she was descended from the Queen of France. I thought that was an interesting concept. The line ‘Off with their heads’ gets a laugh from audiences.”
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Quartette was formed for a concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront in the summer of 1993. The following year, the group received the Canadian Country Music Association’s award for best vocal collaboration. In 1995 and 1996, it garnered Juno Award nominations for top country group. An hour-long showcase on “Adrienne Clarkson Presents” on CBC-TV introduced them to an even wider audience in 1995.

SYLVIA TYSON Quick Bio

  Sylvia Tyson first made her mark in the ’60s with the folk/country duo Ian & Sylvia which recorded 13 albums. Ian and Sylvia, who married in 1964, were at the forefront of the ’60s North American folk movement.
  Following Ian & Sylvia’s breakup in 1977 as an act and as a couple, Sylvia released seven solo albums.
  In the ’70s, Sylvia hosted CBC-Radio’s roots music series “Touch The Earth,” and hosted CBC-TV’s “Country In My Soul” series.
  Sylvia received Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada in 1995. She is one of the founders, past president, and song honoree of the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1992, and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

Buy the CD online here.
Listen online here.

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Sylvia Tyson in Quartette 2002

October 29, 2009

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Artist: Quartette
Release: I See A Star
Year: 2002
Chatham Connection: Sylvia is from Chatham-Kent

Who:
Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick

Tracks:
1. I See a Star
2. Message from Mary
3. Santa, Please
4. Hope, Peace, Joy and Love
5. Three Wise Men
6. In the Bleak Midwinter
7. The Miracle of Christmas
8.  Snowflakes from Heaven
9.  Send Someone for Me
10. A Christmas Waltz
11. O Holy Night
12. The Perfect Christmas Tree
13. Sans Day Carol
14. All Through the Night 
    
Note:  “I See a Star” is their second Christmas album. Quartette’s fresh and beautiful new Christmas collection “I See a Star”, is a lively mixture of traditional and original material, performed with the group’s trademark sparkling harmonies and unique vocal and instrumental arrangements.

  Produced by veteran producer, Danny Greenspoon, Quartette’s newest CD features 14 songs in an exciting variety of musical styles blended together in the kind of seamless performance their audience has come to love.

SYLVIA TYSON Quick Bio

  Sylvia Tyson first made her mark in the ’60s with the folk/country duo Ian & Sylvia which recorded 13 albums. Ian and Sylvia, who married in 1964, were at the forefront of the ’60s North American folk movement.

  Following Ian & Sylvia’s breakup in 1977 as an act and as a couple, Sylvia released seven solo albums.

  In the ’70s, Sylvia hosted CBC-Radio’s roots music series “Touch The Earth,” and hosted CBC-TV’s “Country In My Soul” series.

  Sylvia received Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada in 1995. She is one of the founders, past president, and song honoree of the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1992, and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

Buy the CD online here.
Listen here.

Also on the album
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Victor Bateman: upright bass
Kevin Breit: cavaquinho, National Steel
Chris Coole: claw-hammer banjo
Randall Coryell: drums
Steve Donald: trombone
Wendell Ferguson: acoustic guitar, high string guitar
Bruce Good: autoharp
Danny Greenspoon: dobro
Randy Kempf: electric bass
George Koller: upright bass, dilruba
Mitch Lewis: electric guitar
Rob Pitch: acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar
Don Reed: fiddle
John Sheard: piano
Sylvia Tyson: button accordion
Rick Whitelaw: acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar
Dan Whiteley: mandolin

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Aaron Allen 2006

August 28, 2009

 

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Artist: Aaron Allen
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2006
Home: Chatham Kent
Resides: London Area

Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.
Tracks
1.White Lights
2.Why Try
3.A Girl
4.Saturday
5.I’m Gonna Miss Her
6.Time
7.Worth It
8.All I Need
9.She Walks
10.In the Morning
11.Hard Life

 

Links
http://aaronallenmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/aaronallenmusic

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Aaron Allen – A Place Called Hell 2009

August 27, 2009

Artist: Aaron Allen
Release: A Place Called Hell
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: London Area

Tracks:
1.No One Knows  2.A Place Called Hell  3.Anyone  4.Backbone  5.New Blues  6.Nashville  7.Moving On  8.Oh My Lord  9.Run  10.A Song For Her  11.Black Eye  12.I Woke Up Today  13.Woman So Fine  14.A Light’s Always On  15.You and Me

About:
Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.

Aaron’s greatly anticipated, third album entitled A Place Called Hell is now available. He will be touring solo in the spring/summer of 2009 . Although the Small City Saints (tSCS), featured in Aaron’s sophomore, self titled album, will not be by his side for this tour, his family and friends, which made up tSCS are still very much involved with the recording process, which had always been very important to Aaron. Throughout his albums Aaron’s brother Myles has held it down on the drums, his wife Aimee sang complimentary harmonies as well as piano, organ and bass guitar and engineer Andy Magoffin lent his skillful ear and many musical talents, including trumpet, bass, guitar and drums.

Aaron also continues to write for the Canadian late night talk show J.R. Diggs Man with a Van including writing the opening theme song Man with a Van and many other sketch songs and music bits. Dedicating an entire episode to Aaron, he got to showcase a live version of his rockabilly/blues song Moving On from his upcoming album as well as his first television interview.

Aaron’s album Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints landed a spot on CHRW’s Top 100 Albums of 2008 and received a nomination for CHRW’s Local Indie Album of the Year in 2008. His music continues to gain airplay on radio stations across Canada and has charted in cities Guelph, London, Quebec, Windsor and Calgary.

Hopes for his third album are to hit a higher level by signing to an appropriate label, making music videos and extending his tour to the United States. Aaron will always strive to continually build a strong foundation through his fans and hard work and to grow as a songwriter and musician.

 
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Links:
http://aaronallenmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/aaronallenmusic

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The Laws – Two (CD) 2002

July 24, 2009

 

Artists: The Laws
Release: Two
Year: 2002
Connection: John Law was born in Chatham Ontario.

John Law – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Michele Law – vocals, bass
Note: Two is The Laws second CD and features more country-tinged writing – Two was one of Country Music News’ top 10 CDs of 2002.

” … there’s no mistaking that this dynamic duo are about to become a headline attraction. Watch for The Laws to become the next Canadian-based act to attract international attention.”
Country Music News
Tracks:
Shelter Me Brother
Heartache and Booze  
Watching Over Me
Let’s Hit The Road
Away
Pattersons Curse
Holes In My Shoes
Not In Two
Breakin’That Chain
Elijah

 

 Visit them here or here.

 

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Social Code – S.T. Release (2007)

July 19, 2009

Band: Social Code
Release Title: Social Code
Date: 2007
Style: Rock
Home: Alberta
Chatham Connection: Travis Nesbitt (vocals) was born and raised in Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
 1. He Said, She Said
 2. Bomb Hands  
 3. Everyday (Late November)
 4. Shortest Line, The
 5. Forever Always Ends
 6. Don’t Tell Me
 7. 10 Seconds To Go
 8. Frayed
 9. Without You
 10. Best You Never Had, The
 11. Forever Always Ends (Acoustic Bonus Track)

 Notes:
   This is the sophomore self-titled release through Universal Canada that spawned major radioplay for songs such as Bomb Hands, Everyday (Late November) and He Said, She Said.  That latter song earned Social Code nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Outstanding Rock Recording of the Year, and continues to get frequent spins on the country’s modern rock radio stations.

   After sharing the stage with bands such as Fall Out Boy, The Used, Good Charlotte, Ten Second Epic and Alexisonfire, Canadian punk-rockers drop their new highly-anticipated album

 It’s more Social Code than anything we’ve ever done, asserts Nesbitt, who also designed the record’s artwork. This album is Social Code. The album, which was mixed by Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan) and Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Hinder), netted Social Code a deal with Universal Music, which will release it on May 8. And as for all the people who told them they couldn’t do it, all the inner turmoil and all the moments of lost direction? They’re all lessons that have made Social Code, stronger, better and wiser.

Social Code Discography:
1999 Binbox – as Fifth Season
2001 Patiently Waiting – as Fifth Season
2004 A Year at the Movies
2007 Social-Code

Buy or listen to the CD here:


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