Posts Tagged ‘music’

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Tina Pumfrey – Where God Is – 2014 CD

May 6, 2018


Artist: Tina Pumfrey
Release: Where God Is
Date: December 4th, 2014
Home: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Alternative Christian

Notes:
Life’s little details and big questions meet with catchy melodies and inspiring lyrics throughout Tina’s first full-length album. Rich vocals are powered by her keys and the musical energy of her band, creating memorable and inspiring songs!

Tracks:
01. I Will Shelter You
02. Where God Is
03. Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Love)
04. Photograph
05. Maybe Tomorrow
06. Sparkle
07. I Am
08. You Fill My Life
09. My Days Are Yours
10. With All That I Am

Links:
* Buy it at iTunes here.
* Buy it at Amazon.ca here.
* Buy it at CdBaby.com here.
* Listen to it on Spotify here.
* Tina’s Website here.
* Youtube here.
* Tina’s Facebook here.


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Biugek 2018 Release

April 1, 2018

Duo: Biugek
Release: WRK
Year: 2018
Genre: Experimental metal
Home: Toronto
From: Chatham-Kent (Grand Pointe/Pain Court)

Biugek Members
Joel Caron – Keyboard, Expression Pedal
Nigel Barylewicz – Drums

Chatham-Kent connection: Both guys live in Toronto, but grew up in Chatham-Kent, and both are Pain Court high school graduates. Joel & Nigel played locally in heavier bands before moving away. Each, amazingly musically talented on their own, are pushing their boundaries by joining together simply to experiment and move further into new ideas.

Tracks
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WRK1
2. WRK2
3. WRK3
4. WRK4
5. WRK5
6. WRK6
7. WRK7

Notes:
  “For the 2nd album by Toronto group Biugek, called WRK, the drums-and-keyboards duo go deeper inside their metallic and mathematical vortex. And go to work. They aren’t laying back into the jams here, this is full on running a tight ship experimental polyrthythmic metal – a palate of dry black-and-white shadows mechanically running off course, a puzzling mind within the mind. This is fucking sick and it keeps coming at you in the best way. Picture an eccentric machinist curious what the gears can do when pushed to the limit, before they pop and pull apart in a chopper whirl of tools and die, that second before it explodes, all that study for a firework flash of time. Where perfect left turns act as alleyway shortcut savvy, blueprint navigation theirs alone, laying the dynamite’s trail, with the smoke cloud’s tail, where unwinding and serpentine entanglements of traps and keys pummel, work the shadows, and tease utter deterioration. For that firecracker blaze in a powdered second, they go to work.” – Kevin Cahill, Rotational Review

Links
* Download/preview release at band camp here.
* Biugek youtube page here.
* Website here.
* Facebook here.

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Defame the Defamers

February 14, 2018

 

Artist: Defame the Defamers
Release: Defame the Defamers (Self Titled)
Year: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada
Genre: Metal/Rock.
Free album download here.

Member:
Shawn B.  – Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards & percussion.

Tracks
01. When Life Gets Hard Again
02. I’ll Make Mistakes
03. Happily Ever After
04. New Year’s Resolution
05. Best Friend
06. No Give Aways
07. Flying Spaghetti Monster
08. Divided in Unity
09. To Die For
10. Burning Bridges
11. Small Victory
12. Built To Win

Notes:
* Since 1991, Shawn has been releasing music and performing in bands including Saint Ends, Demo Kid, Dead Girls Union, The Janet Theory, The Mad & Foster Child.
* This is a free share demo and is not available for sale in any form.
* Written, performed recorded, produced, mix and mastered by Shawn B., except for drum tracks by noted drummers below.
Dave Grohl –  Drums on ‘I’ll Make Mistakes’. Chris Adler – Drums on ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’. Adam Carson – Drums on ‘Built To Win’. Cybernetics – Drums on ‘No Give Aways’.
* Notes: ‘Small Victory’ music written with Chuck Y. and Jesse V. (1997).
* Divided in Unity – Partial lyrics borrowed from Rob Johnston (The Mad). “Shoot the moon and let its pain rain down, into the common love train of clowns”.

Links:
* Download/preview the free album at Bandcamp here.
* Youtube video link here.

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The Blurry Pickers 2016

January 12, 2018


Band: The Blurry Pickers
Release: Diary of a Grassman
Year: 2016
Home: Southern Ontario
Genre: Roots/Bluegrass

Chatham Connection: The Blurry Pickers include Chatham natives Blair Babcock, James Davies, Jeff English and Christy Muddle.

Band Members (Circa 2017)
Blair Babcock (bass/vocals)
James Davies (washboard)
Sara Edge (vocals)
Jeff English (guitar/vocals)
Todd Gillies (guitar/vocals)
D’Arcy Good (fiddle/vocals)
Christy Muddle (vocals)
Jeff Rothwell (mandolin/vocals)
(Members list collected from circa 2017. It may or may not reflect who was on these recordings, or in the band at the time of this recording)

Tracks:
1. I Won’t Again
2. Bentpath Trail
3. Flowers for You
4. You’ll Come Runnin’
5. Deeds I Done
6. In the Mourning
7. Mama’s Secret
8. The Death of Jebodiah Wilkes
9. Rise to the Glory
10. The Traveller
11. Don’t Bring Me My Flowers
12. Truth, Lies ‘n Whiskey

Links. 
* Reverbnation here.
* Facebook here.
Download this release at Bandcamp here.
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The Blurry Pickers 2011

January 12, 2018

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Band: The Blurry Pickers
Release: Songs of the Billyneck Redhills
Year: 2011
Home: Southern Ontario
Genre: Roots/Bluegrass

Chatham Connection: The Blurry Pickers include Chatham natives Blair Babcock, James Davies, Jeff English and Christy Muddle.

Band Members (Circa 2017)
Blair Babcock (bass/vocals)
James Davies (washboard)
Sara Edge (vocals)
Jeff English (guitar/vocals)
Todd Gillies (guitar/vocals)
D’Arcy Good (fiddle/vocals)
Christy Muddle (vocals)
Jeff Rothwell (mandolin/vocals)
(Members list collected from circa 2017. It may or may not reflect who was on these recordings, or in the band at the time of this recording)

Tracks:
01. Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind
02. Honeysuckle Baby
03. Fairlee Well
04. In the Hills of Ol’ Kentucky
05. Hobo’s Romance
06. A Long Way from Home
07. Lonesome Maggie
08. On a Bended Knee
09. 18 Wheels on the Highway
10. When I Lay these Burdens Down
11. Blurry-Eyed John
12. Jamland

Links.
* Reverbnation here.
Facebook here.
* Itunes download here.
* Spotify here.
* CDBABY download here.
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Winterline Bluegrass 2018

January 12, 2018

Band: Winterline Bluegrass
Year: 2018
Genre: Covers, Bluegrass.
Home: Grand Pointe, Ontario

Members:
Gabe Gagnon – Guitar and Vocals
Joyce Gagnon – Mandolin and Vocals
Ron Jubenville – Banjo and Vocals
Bernie Caron – Mandolin, Violin and Vocals
Ken Robichaud – Dobro
Jared Lozon – Upright Bass

Notes: Taking their name from the main street of their hamlet, Winterline plays a selection of old and new favorites.
The group does everything from the Beatles to Bill Monroe, from Miranda Lambert to Rhonda Vincent, so they have something for the young and the old.

For bookings or information contact:
Ron Jubenville: 519-436-7057

Links:
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
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Sarah Hiltz 2017 Release

December 10, 2017


Artist: Sarah Hiltz
Release: Beauty In The Blue
Date: Nov. 7th 2017.
Genre: Modern Folk, Singer-Song Writer

Tracks:
01. I Took A Risk
02. Inside My Mind
03. Without You
04. No Proof
05. What We Leave Behind
06. Best I Can Believe
07. Fight Your Dark
08. Traveller’s Grace
09. How To Pour Whiskey For Strangers
10. Beauty In The Blue

Notes: Sarah Hiltz is an emerging singer/songwriter expanding the alternative Canadian folk tradition with her latest album, Beauty in the Blue, a compilation of songs and stories culled from her multiple journeys across Canada as a travelling musician on cross-country Via Rail passenger train, “The Canadian”. Inspired by the vastness and diversity both of Canada’s northern landscape and its inhabitants, Sarah fell in love with the quiet strangeness of train travel, the ever-changing vistas out the carriage windows, and the frank, open way strangers share their stories in those carriages; in hearing stories of pain, suffering, and beauty, Sarah found herself inspired to document not only the stories shared with her through song, but her own struggles in how to engage with those stories beyond her own art. Beauty in the Blue, co-produced by Sarah and Kevin Howley (Running Red Lights), sounds like the soundtrack to a country-wide journey– lush, nuanced vocals and jazz-influenced songwriting is complimented by a highly sensitive rhythm section and stand-out guitar work provided by Sarah’s long-term collaborators, drummer Jordan Michaelis and multi-instrumentalist David Puzak. The conversational lyrics are an attempt to connect strangers who share their stories, and in so doing create a bridge across the eclectic gap in our Canadian experiences, expressing what many suffering pain, loss, and confusion have found before- that through the storms that flash blue across our skies, there is beauty to be found if we are vulnerable with one another, if we listen, if we share our stories.

Discography
Sarah Hiltz – 2000 – The People Of Chatham Kent (6 songs)
Sarah Hiltz – 2003 – Close To Me
Sarah Hiltz – 2009 – How Many Fires LP
Sarah Hiltz – 2010 – Letters (Limited Release) EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2011 – Music For December EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2013 – Til The Sun Falls
Sarah Hiltz – 2017 – Beauty In The Blue

All songs written by Sarah Hiltz 
Produced by Sarah Hiltz & Kevin Howley
Recorded at Dream Date Studio and Palace Sound by Kevin Howley
Mixed by Josh Bowman
Mastered by Harris Newman
Artwork by Becca Howes

Links:
* Download/Preview release at bandcamp here.
* Facebook here.
* Twitter here.
* Youtube here.
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