Archive for August, 2009

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First Settlement

August 29, 2009

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Just a little note about the beginning of our little city.
    Chatham is located in the southwestern corner of Ontario lying between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair just off the 401 highway.

   Chatham area was first settled back in 1793 when Sir. John Graves Simcoe the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada designated that the area at the forks of the river (now known as the Thames River and McGregors Creek) as a military post and the first family bought a piece of land.
There were only a few people living here when they had the Civil War of 1812, but by the year of 1851, the town had increased to 2000 people, and incorporated as a village, and in the year 1855 Chatham became a town.

   The town was first built up along the south shore of the river and creek, and the roads were of mud and almost impassible in the spring and fall, and after 1855 King St. the business district was paved with cobblestone, brought in from Pelee Island on Lake Erie. In 1869 the cobblestone was replaced with wood and asphalt, which Chatham was one of the first in Canada, to have this kind of road surfacing.

Original Post: http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/picturesofmyfamily/Chatham.html

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Rene Brosseau Nominated by CCMA

August 28, 2009

Name: Rene Brosseau
Instrument: Pedal Steel and slide guitar
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

* Nomination: Nominated by ‘Canadian Country Music Awards’ for “Steel Guitarist of the Year” (2008)
* He was a member of local favourites “The Melody Ramblers” from 1979 to 1995)

Rene has worked with many tribute acts including: Garth Brooks,
Shania Twain, Reba, Tim, Faith, Cher, Buddy Holly,
Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart, ZZ Top,
and The Blues Brothers.

Has performed at such venues as: Casino Windsor,
Windsor Slots, Sudbury Slots, Point Edward Casino,
Hiawatha Raceway (Sarnia), Motor City Casino (Detroit), Western Tour (Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Niagara Falls, Timmins), Massachussets Fesivals,
Quebec Festivals, Montreal’s McGill Molsen Statdium,
and The CNE in Toronto.

Rene has been in opening acts for: The Road Hammers,
The Stampeders, Thomas Wade & Wayward, Duane Steel, Michele Wright, Jason McCoy, Doc Walker, Diane Chase,
and Blue Rodeo.

In the summer of 2007 Rene worked with Montreal’s country/rock act Desert Heat, who’s songs have had a lot of airplay on Canadian country radio in the past 2 years. Gigs consisted of fairs & festivals in the Ottawa to Montreal area, from being opening acts for Amanda Wilkinson, George Canyon & The Road Hammers to being the main act.

Note from Rene: I enjoy various styles of music from classic rock, blues,
and pop, to traditional and modern country, and these
sounds can be heard in my style of playing.

Click on the video below to watch Rene in action.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Visit the Rainman’s Website:
http://clients.teksavvy.com/~rainman/

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7th Reign – Fallen Empires

August 28, 2009

Artist: 7th Reign
Home: Chatham Kent /Sarnia
CD Release: Fallen Empires
Year: 2009
Style: Power metal.
Local connection. Marios Panayiotis is from (and lives) in Chatham Kent.

Band is:
Brian Soulard – Vocals
Marios Panayiotis – Guitar
Adrian Robichaud – Bass
Jared Tomlinson – Keyboards
Johnny Roberts – Drums

Another Great Canadian Power Metal Band with light progressive elements, Featuring: former Eidolon vocalist, Brian Soulard. If your a fan of Megadeth or Fates Warning or Eidolon, this band may be your thing.

   This is the bands 2nd release, the bands first “self titled” Release was very nicely received by metal reviewers around the world and received many high praises. This album is quite a step up from their last, so we envision it doing quite well.

   The band 7 th REIGN was formed in January 2005 by Marios Panayiotis and Brian Soulard. (ex- EIDOLON vocalist) They started off with one goal, to form the kind of band that they would want to hear and see live. They were not worried about current trends or past influences but instead concentrated on creating good music that would cross many themes and styles but was built on the best form of music……METAL!!

Songs
01 Servants of the Lost
02 Unbeliever
03 7th Reign
04 Fallen Empires
05 Betrayed
06 The Other Side
07 Deliverance
08 Requiem for the Dead

Click video below to hear a few guitar solos from Marios on this record.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Preview or buy the music here:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/SeventhReign
http://www.7threign.com/

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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
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Folk/Rock
Resides: London

Notes: Aaron Allen is not afraid of demons – yours or his – and his third record makes the point all too clearly in the title – A Place Called Hell. He doesn’t waste time with self-indulgent long songs. Instead, his album – with the musical styles of blues, country, rockabilly, rock, folk and pop – are heartwrenching and true, perfect for listening to on a warm sunny day.

Tracks:
0 1. No One Knows
02. A Place Called Hell
03. Anybody
04. Backbone
05. New Blues
06. Nashville
07. Moving On
08. Oh My Lord
09. 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

Links:
* Purchase at CDBABY here.
* Purchase at iTunes here.
* Aarons Website here.
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Julie Ross 2009

August 27, 2009

Artist: Julie Ross
Singer, Guitarist, and Song Writer
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Year: 2009

   You can see her live hosting ‘Open Mic Night’ every Tuesday at the Elephant’s Nest on King Street in Chatham. The instruments are supplied
 She is also performing at Big Shots with Linz every Friday through the summer.

Discography
A day in the life – 2004
Julie Ross Band – 2004
Middle Ground – 1999

CD’S Julie appears on
* Steve Shearer & The Erie Ramblers
* Ray Whaling  – Party Train
* Dave Lockbaum – David’s Ashes
* Mitch Robinson – Brother With A Record
* Sarah Hiltz –  The People Of Chatham Kent
* Mike Hazael – Unauthorized

Visit her below.
http://www.myspace.com/julesross
www.julieross.ca

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ROBIN BANKS – Live After Dark (2002)

August 26, 2009
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Band: ROBIN BANKS
Release: Live After Dark
Year: 2002
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues

Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: Texas U.S.A.

Notes: ROBIN BANK$ is one of the country’s most exciting and hardest working female Blues entertainers! Award winning and internationally renowned, this songstress has 3 CD’s to her credit and performs some 240 nights each year throguhout Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S.!

Tracks
Rompin’ After Dark 3:35 
My Daily Wish 7:56  
Rock This House 7:34 
I’m Walkin’ 5:08  
Built For Comfort 6:48   
The Whiskey Song 5:10 
Aint Nobody’s Business 6:01 
Hey Little Boy 4:52
Blue Bird 7:38  
Work It Out 5:11  
Whole Lotta Love

Preview or buy the CD here: CD Baby
More Links: http://www.myspace.com/missrobinbanks

 

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