"CKUA's Top 100 for 2017" includes our clients
Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity" (#30)
David Myles "Real Love" (#34)
Steph Cameron "Daybreak Over Jackson Street" (#89)
All are listed as CKUA Radio Network Top 100 for 2017, Thank you to all the hosts, producers, programmers and staff at CKUA for their continuous support of our artists and Independent Canadian Music! 🙏
CKUA radio lists clients Bill & Joel Plaskett, David Myles & Steph Cameron on their "Top 100 albums of 2017"
RAWLINS CROSS RELEASES SINGLE “HOLD YOU TONIGHT’ IN ADVANCE OF NEW ALBUM, ROCK STEADY, OUT DEC 1, 2017! Pre-sales begin Nov 17th!
Rawlins Cross, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic rock bands, have rekindled the magic with their six-track EP, Rock Steady, set to be released December 1st, 2017 through GroundSwell Music. Rock Steady was co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting. Rawlins Cross burst onto the East Coast music scene over 25 years ago with their album A Turn of the Wheel, and, through the years, has recorded a total of eight albums, toured extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, resulting in two JUNO nominations and countless ECMA wins. With their fusion of Celtic traditional, rock and world music, Rawlins Cross never fail to electrify their faithful fans.
" ... there's no band more capable of bringing the unique cultural mix of Canada's Atlantic provinces into the contemporary world." --The Georgia Straight
"Rawlins Cross ... took the stage and promptly won the crowd's heart. -- The New York Times
‘Hold You Tonight’ - track details
Written by: Joey Kitson
Co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting
Label: Groundswell Music, Halifax, NS
Publisher: Full Chisel Music Publishing
ISRC: CA-1MD-17-00021 | 100% CanCon
Album: Rock Steady | Album release date: Dec 1, 2017
Single release / radio add date: Oct 27, 2017
Pre-sales begin: Nov 17, 2017
About Rawlins Cross:
Rawlins Cross, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic bands, was formed in St. John’s in the late 1980s by songwriting brothers Dave Panting (guitar and mandolin) and Geoff Panting (keyboards and accordion) and Ian McKinnon (highland pipes and tin whistle). Since then, Rawlins Cross has been at the vanguard of the fusion of Celtic traditional music with the rhythms of rock, pop and worldbeat music. Equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (MacPherson’s Lament) or a raucous party song (Colleen, Reel ‘n’ Roll, Rock Steady), Rawlins Cross never fails to electrify its faithful fans. Over its nearly 30 year run, Rawlins Cross has always been a “fan favourite” on the North American and European concert and festival circuits.
The band burst onto the East Coast recording scene in late ’89 with its first indie recording, A Turn of the Wheel and a video for the single Colleen. Just weeks after its release, Colleen scored a top ten radio slot on Toronto’s influential CFNY station and Rawlins Cross was on its way.
In 1992, the band released Crossing The Border, which further developed the ground-breaking fusion of highland bagpipes, mandolin and accordion with a rocking rhythm section. A year later the band recorded Reel ‘n’ Roll, which would prove to be its best-selling commercial success and launch a national radio hit with the title track. With the solid rhythm section of Halifax bassist Brian Bourne and Ontario-based drummer Howie Southwood, Rawlins Cross enlisted PEI singer Joey Kitson to complete its signature sound.
Already one of the top concert draws in the region, and with a growing fanbase across Canada and in Europe, Rawlins Cross released Living River in 1995, which garnered two Juno Award nominations. The band toured Canada three times that year and signed a licensing deal for its music in Europe.
During that period Rawlins Cross performed live on the nationally-televised East Coast Music Awards before an audience of two million viewers.
The band expanded its international audience by headlining the 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Festival in Germany and also representing Canada at the Expo Cumbre de las Americas in Santiago, Chile.
Two more albums followed: Celtic Instrumentals in 1997, a retrospective collection and the studio album Make It On Time, which would prove to be the band’s last album for more than a decade. With total album sales topping 100,000 units, Rawlins Cross has been one of the region’s most successful bands.
In 2008 Rawlins Cross reunited after a several year hiatus and released Anthology, a compilation of its best recorded songs. In Fall 2010, the band released Heart Head Hands (GroundSwell/ Warner Music). This marked the band’s first full album release in 12 years. Around that time, the band performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a large outdoor event in Halifax.
Rawlins Cross, has, again, rekindled their magic with their six-track EP, Rock Steady, set for released December 1st, 2017 through GroundSwell Music. Rock Steady was co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting. This collection of new songs along with a string of successful festival performances, has added some spring to the step of this venerable East Coast act.
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The 25th annual Music NL awards were handed out Oct 15 in Saint John’s NL at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Earle & Coffin were awarded the 2017 Music NL Award for Jazz/Blues Artist of the year.
SpinCount also congratulates our clients Matthew Byrne and The Once on their nominations and to our friends over at Rock Eden for being awarded Outstanding Company Of The Year
“The MusicNL Awards are an opportunity for the province’s finest artists and music industry professionals to be recognized for excellence in their craft” says Glenda Tulk, Executive Director of MusicNL. “Competition was fierce this year with over 250 award applications in 24 categories.”
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of MusicNL as the province’s music industry advocacy group. As part of its new export strategy, MusicNL will offer an export buyers program, which will give local artists an opportunity to connect with guest delegates from across Canada, the US and the UK. MusicNL Week is the provincial music industry association’s annual conference and festival, which offers a week of educational sessions, showcase performances, and networking; culminating in the annual awards show. The event this year takes place at the new state-of-the-art St. John’s Convention Center, and is to be hosted by Alan Doyle.
For more information, please visit: http://www.musicnl.ca/
Earle & Coffin: http://www.earleandcoffin.com/
Hey there Folks! Our first CD "Moondancer" is finally here! We recorded it right here on the ranch, so you might even hear the odd coyote or cow here and there. What could be better for our music... Over The Moon, Acoustic Roots Duo
Featuring award-winning vocal and multi-instrumentalists, Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell. Together, their voices have a timeless quality that suits this earthy music perfectly — Paul Jackson, Fatea Magazine UK
About OVER THE MOON Canadian roots/swing duo Over The Moon's Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are awarding multi-instrumentalists/vocalists that met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.
Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, it's inevitable there will be a strong sense of place- and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life, lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard rugged and beautiful.
Their music is a wild ride from 40's sounding western swing and Appalachian old-time, to cowboy blues. Simple and sweet, all of their material has a common thread that speaks of the Canadian west and on their UK release, reviews were glowing. American Roots UK saying it was "Exceptional" and Country Music People adding "There's so much to enjoy here." The editor of Maverick Magazine told readers "You will love this" Elmore Magazine, New York "We knew we were on to something special’"
MOONDANCER Track list:
1. Strangers We Meet... 3:37 (‘by Ray Hughes)
2. House On The Hill... 3:31 (by Over the Moon)
3. Turtle Mountain... 4:31 (by Over the Moon)
4. Over The Moon... 3:02 (by Over the Moon)
5. Moondancer... 4:12 (by Ian Tyson)
6. You Don't Even Know... 3:49 (by Over the Moon)
7. By The Mark... 3:32 (by DT Rawlings, Jillian Welch)
8. The Hills Of Grey County... 3:54 (by Craig Bignell, Steve O’Connor, Darrin Schott)
9. Alberta Moon... 3:13 (by Over the Moon)
10.That's How I Learned To Sing The Blues... 4:43 (by Henry Hipkens)
STREAM via bandcamp https://overthemoonband.com/music
MOONDANCER by Over the Moon
All songs arranged and produced by: Craig Bignell
Advance stream Annie Sumi new record, In The Unknown, thanks to Exclaim: exclaim.ca/music/article/annie_sumi-in_the_unknown_album_stream
"one of the best releases to come out of the east coast this year" @BluesRootsRadio reviews @thebarrowdowns
"Stand out tracks if I was pushed to choose any would be ' Landlocked ', ' Mocking Bird ' and ' A Living Wage ' - god I love the banjo - but you can add and subtract any number if not all of the above as there is not a bad track on this release. The hardest part of putting the finishing touches to an album is the placement of tracks in a cohesive running order, The Barrowdowns have nailed it with each track flowing seamlessly together in a gilt edged musical journey with hauntingly beautiful melodies and an incredible gift for timing and change in direction.
I predict you are going to be hearing a lot of great things about the band if they keep on this path and I truly believe that The Barrowdowns have just laid claim to many big stages across Canada and beyond with this release."
Read the full review here: http://www.bluesandrootsradio.com/the-barrowdowns.html
Matthew Byrne "Horizon Lines" debuts at No 3 in Canada on earshot National Folk Roots Blues Chart Aug 22!
Thank you radio! Matthew Byrne "Horizon Lines" debuted Nationally on earshot Folk Roots Blues at No 3!!!
Tour kicks off Sept 8 in Vancouver!
September 8 Vancouver, BC - The Rogue Folk Club
September 9 Campbell River, BC - Otter's Holt Concerts
September 12 Calgary, AB, Ironwood Stage & Grill
September 15 Saskatoon, SK, The Bassment
September 22 Membertou, NS - Contact East Showcase
September 23 Kitchener, ON - The Registry Theatre
September 24 Holland Landing, ON - Gary's Garage
September 27 Oakville, ON, The Moonshine Cafe
September 30 Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn
October 1 Sharbot Lake, ON, Sharbot Lake Inn
October 4 Fredericton, NB - Lansdowne Concert Series
October 5 Mount Stewart, PE - Trailside Inn
October 8 Yarmouth, NS - Yarmouth County Museum
October 11 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
October 12-13 Cape Breton, NS - Celtic Colours Festival
October 19-21 Fort Saskatchewan, AB - Showcase Alberta
October 25 Corner Brook, NL - Rotary Arts Centre
October 28 St. John's, NL - George Street Church
MATTHEW BYRNE SOCIALS
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