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IDOW Announces Pre-festival Warm-up Show, “Before the Dead of Winter” at The Timber Lounge, Halifax, December 18th, 2016
[Halifax] Like the calm before the storm, there is the show “Before the Dead Of Winter.” At the In The Dead Of Winter (IDOW) Society we like to think of the coldest and darkest winter months as romantic, heart warming, and the best time to cozy up with pals beside the fiery timbers. It is in that spirit that IDOW is hosting “Before the Dead Of Winter,” with IDOW alumni Steve Lambke and Gianna Lauren, and one of IDOW’s 2017 Emerging Spotlight artists, Kurt Inder, at Halifax’s coolest new venue The Timber Lounge, December 18, 2016.
Steven Lambke (Constantines, Baby Eagle) is bringing the thoughtful, quiet and gentle songs of his newest album, Days of Heaven, to the woodstove-heated stage at The Timber Lounge in Halifax. Joining him will be former Halifax denizen and always favourite folk / pop singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren (Forward Music Group). Opening support will be local (by way of Newfoundland) bedroom-pop crooner Kurt Inder, who’s 2015 effort, Soft Things, made the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long Long List.
In The Dead of Winter festival is an acoustic-based music festival held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the last weekend of January (January 19 - 22 2017), and in Wakefield, Quebec on the second weekend in February (February 5 - 7, 2017). The Halifax festival began in 2006 at the legendary Khyber Club with one small stage and eleven artists. The Wakefield festival began soon after, in 2009, at the Black Sheep Inn.
Presented by In The Dead Of Winter Society:
December 18, 2016
Doors @ 7:30pm, $8.00 advance, $12 day of show/at the door.
Limited presale tickets are available at
The Timber Lounge, 2712 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS (19+)
Steven Lambke: http://stevenlambke.com/
Gianna Lauren: https://giannalauren.bandcamp.com/
Kurt Inder: https://kurtinder.bandcamp.com/
The Timber Lounge: www.timberlounge.ca/
BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT ANNOUNCE SOLIDARITY - FATHER AND SON COLLABORATE FOR NEW ALBUM, SOLIDARITY, OUT FEBRUARY 17 VIA PHEROMONE RECORDINGS
LISTEN TO AND SHARE “SOLIDARITY” HERE
Both Bill and Joel’s tracks on Solidarity arrived here from many different eras, sources, and stages of life. Bill wrote “No Sight Compares” in the early 1970s about a troubled relationship and signs from nature that everything would work out fine, while Joel’s “The New California” was written this past summer at a hotel in Yellowknife where “the Alpine trees and perpetual sunlight on the Great Slave Lake made me think of some magical part of California I dreamt up,” claims Joel.
While “We Have Fed You All For A Thousand Years,” “Jim Jones,” and “On Down the River” are older songs, each heard many times on the Plaskett family tape player and now revisited by father and son together, other tracks on Solidarity pay homage in a less direct manner. Both “Dragonfly” and “Up In The Air” give a nod to some of Bill’s guitar heroes, Bert Jansch and Richard Thompson, and one of Joel’s favourite songwriters, Al Tuck.
Not all the cuts on Solidarity required as much forethought though. “Help Me Somebody Depression Blues” was recorded spur of the moment with Bill on acoustic guitar in one of the studios and Joel on drums in the other. Divided by a window but connected through headphones, the two hammered out the track, VU meters in the red throughout “in one take, or was it two?” wonders Bill.
Beginning March 15, Bill and Joel will embark on the Solidarity Tour across Canada, performing their collaborations and other songs from Joel’s vast catalog. Peterborough fuzz-folk duo Mayhemingways is also along for the ride as opening support and performing with Bill and Joel. Full tour dates can be found below, with more tour dates to be announced shortly. Tickets are on sale December 2.
SOLIDARITY TRACK LIST
02 The Next Blue Sky
03 We Have Fed You All For 1000 Years
04 Blank Cheque
05 Help Me Somebody Depression Blues
06 Up In The Air
07 Jim Jones
08 The New California
09 No Sight Compares
11 On Down The River
THE SOLIDARITY TOUR
Mar 15 - Truro, NS - Marigold Cultural Centre
Mar 17 - Montreal, QC - L'Astral
Mar 18 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
Mar 22 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
Mar 23 - Regina, SK - WA WA Shire Centre
Mar 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
Mar 29 - Kelowna, BC - Mary Irwin Theatre
Mar 30 - Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
Mar 31- Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Apr 1 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Apr 5 - Waterloo, ON - Starlight
Apr 6 - Waterloo, ON - Starlight
Apr 7- Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place
Apr 12 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
Apr 13 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
Apr 14 - Stratford, ON - Avondale United Church
Apr 20 - Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Apr 22 - Port Hawkesbury, NS - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
May 4 - Paris, ON - Dominion Telegraph
May 5 - Bayfield, ON - Old Town Hall
MORE DATES TBA
JOEL PLASKETT ON LINE
PHEROMONE RECORDINGS ONLINE
Press announce thanks to our team members KILLBEAT MUSIC
Congratulations to Claire Lynch on North by South’s 2017 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album!
The nominees for the 59th GRAMMY Awards were announced this morning, December 6th, and we are excited to announce that our client Claire Lynch’s album “North By South” has been nominated for Best Bluegrass Album!
We are over the moon to be part of the team! Sending out huge congratulations to Claire, the band and the amazing team at Compass Records Group as well as our partner south of the border, Brad Hunt!
The full list of 2017 GRAMMY Nominees is available at: https://www.grammy.com/nominees
Winners will be announced on February 12th, 2017!
Folk Music Canada Announces Line-up for FolkNorth Export Event 3 Days, 22 Performances, 30 Export Buyers November 30 - December 3, 2016 Toronto, ON
(Toronto) As part of its ongoing work to build the Canadian folk music industry, Folk Music Canada is proud to announce its programming for the first edition of FolkNorth, an export-focused showcase event taking place in Toronto from November 30 to December 3, 2016.
Throughout the three days of showcase presentations, Folk Music Canada will present more than 20 artist performances, including a returning partnership with the English Folk and Dance Song Society entitled Crossing Borders. This initiative pairs Canadian artists with UK performers for a collaborative writing retreat, followed by in-the-round style performances. For the 2016-17 partnership, Crossing Borders will feature Ontario artist Oh Susanna and UK artists Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
With more than 30 delegate ‘buyers’, FolkNorth’s export focus will shine the spotlight on the Canadian folk scene, foster new artistic collaborations and build opportunities for artists to tour internationally.
Balanced with the export outlook is an industry development stream with workshops and peer meetings designed to help foster best practices within the Canadian folk industry through international dialogue with world class presenters, agents, record labels and managers.
FolkNorth strives to be a small-scale, high-level, invitation-oriented event designed to offer the exporting Canadian folk artist and industry a place to expand their business reach with an event anchored in Canada. Deliberately designed to be ‘not another music conference’, the event places quality over quantity in its programming and professional development.
Find out more about FolkNorth’s offerings by visiting the event’s website here:
To preview a track from each showcasing artist, we’ve created a FolkNorth SoundCloud stream here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/folknorth
LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Corin Raymond ON
Dave Gunning NS
Digging Roots ON
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys PE
Irish Mythen PE
Jenny Ritter Band BC
Kaia Kater ON
Les Poules à Colin QC
Matthew Byrne NL
Oh Susanna ON
Rob Lutes QC
Rosie & the Riveters SK
Sarah Jane Scouten QC
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin PE
The Bombadils QC
The Fretless SK
The Heartbroken ON
The Young Novelists ON
The Lonesome Ace Stringband ON
Kaitlyn and Ben US
Jake Morley UK
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage UK
LIST OF PARTICIPATING EXPORT DELEGATES
John Smith Free Dirt Records
Steve Szymanski Planet Bluegrass
Mollie Farr Lost Buffalo Artists
Mark Lourie Skyline Artists
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival
Justin Nordell Philadelphia Folksong Society
Peter North Salmon Arm Roots & Blues
Lee Mayer Houla Entertainment
Kimberly Sinclair Spincount
Maria Thessink Tonder Festival
Mark Anstey Unique Gravity
Neil Pearson English Folk and Dance Song Society
Tom Sweeney Rootbeat Recods
Phil Simpson Strada Artists
Anya Siglin The Ark
Troy Greencorn Stan Rogers Festival
Carol Weatherall North Country Fair
Julie Fowler ArtsWells
Matt Large Montreal Folk Festival
Steve Johnson MerleFest
Dana Beeler In the Dead of the Winter
Cindy Cogbill The Levitt Pavillon
Val Denn Val Denn Agency
Brad Hunt WNS Group
Jennifer Campbell Festival of Small Halls
James Keelaghan Summerfolk
Garry West Compass Records
Libby Brickson City Winery
Dolly Chandler City Winery
This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce Projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
We also acknowledge the support of Folk Music Ontario, Music PEI, and Folk Alliance, as well as the promotional support of our event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity and Penguin Eggs magazine. We thank Bandzoogleand Marcato for helping to power the technological resources behind this event.
Big thanks to our friend Warren Gordon for interview Dylan Menzie while he was Dylan was in Toronto! Listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/thepartypodcast/episode-10-dylan-menzie
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