Acclaimed Canadian supergroup Blackie and the Rodeo Kings—Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson—will release the long awaited album Kings And Queens June 14 in the U.S. on File Under: Music/Dramatico/Universal. Three years in the making, Kings & Queens pairs the band with legendary and iconic female artists, including Rosanne Cash, Exene Cervenka, Holy Cole, Emmylou Harris, Amy Helm, Janiva Magness, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sam Phillips Serena Ryder, Pam Tillis, Sara Watkins, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, and Patti Scialfa.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2012 15:28
Meet Award Winning Singer Songwriter, Cheryl Casselman.
Her songs tell stories, and explore feelings that can be shared globally. They are simple depictions of every day life.
Cheryl says "I relieve my soul when I sing what my heart feels....I think people relate because the things I sing about, I know others have felt at one time or another."
Her songs are structurally unique, adhereing to her artistic integrity.
"I hope to enrich audiences with my versions of life, I hope it inspires and brings enjoyment. It has been a gift and it has strengthened me!"
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2012 13:08
Gorden James is a singer/songwriter who resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He is an acoustic artist who treats his audiences to his own songs now heard globally on radio along with his personalized covers of songs from many genres including new/old country, soft rock, blues, and more!
Some of Gorden's milestones include winning the Northern B.C. Discovery 2002, a singer/songwriter contest sponsored by Country radio across Canada, Factor, and Country Music Television. His runner-up finish at the regionals for Western Canada in Vancouver, B.C. show this performer has plenty to offer.
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2012 15:00
KerryLee is an independent artist - singer songwriter who has participated in numerous shows, festivals and fundraisers such as the Hall of Fame National Singing Finals and Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry in Calgary, Cloverdale Country Fest, Cloverdale Rodeo, City of Surrey Canada Day, Abbotsford Agrifair, BC Talent Search and BCRA Rodeo Finals.
KerryLee qualified in the Hall of Fame Canadian National Singing Finals held in Calgary in 2001 & 2002 performing her own material and went on to Nashville to record two of her written pieces. “Built to Break", written in 1999, was played on various radio stations in Central BC and Australia.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:08
With the exception of Liza Minnelli, Weird Al Yankovic and Norwegian death-metal bands, musicians hate being “pigeonholed” — Vancouver singer/songwriter Karen Larson harbors no such concerns. She doesn’t mind being pigeonholed as a singer/songwriter, because that is exactly what she is.
Her debut album 'Fire and Ice', showcasing some of Vancouver's finest musicians showcases both her rich, soulful vocals and gift for moving seamlessly between rootsy country-tinged pop and smoldering jazzy blues.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:49
Top 10 Finalist in Vancouver's Shore 104 FM Sounds of Summer Songsearch. 'Lie to You' is getting regular airplay! - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Performer
First: there is her voice; with its ability to carry all the hurt and hope in the world home to a safe place in her ever hungry heart. Second: a prolific writer; she pens songs for breakfast, lunch and dinner; inviting the muse on every possible occasion. Third: She plays guitar and mandolin with flair, and is at home performing solo or with a host of talented sidemen. Now: Lindsay May living in scenic Vancouver, BC and crafting a collection of soulful songs that represent a rebirth of her creative self. The paint is still wet on this self portrait, so please stay tuned for an eventful new year for this talented west coast songbird.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:23
Originally from Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Paul has been playing music now for over 20 years. His style of playing is a combination of Jerry Lee Lewis, Sir Elton John, and Ronnie Milsap as well as many other greats that have all influenced him over the years.
It was this style of piano playing that Nashville recording artist Paul Dwayne was looking for when he auditioned Paul and later hired him to join the act.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 16:33
Cameron Molloy was born in Vancouver B.C. And raised in the west Kootenay, mainly in Nelson. Roots go fairly deep in the Kootenay as his mother settled in the Slocan Valley with her parents and brother and sister in1922.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:22
Growing up with music as a strong influence throughout his life, JT has been performing since he was about eight years old. He took guitar lessons early in life but found it to be quite the challenge so he switched over to drums and excelled at it. Family functions were looked forward to, as he was able to jam with his Grandpa who played the harmonica, spoons and knives. His dad played the electric guitar, his uncle played the accordion and his cousin played the piano and the trumpet. Although he still plays drums, JT returned to playing the guitar as he started serious songwriting.
With a passion for poetry, JT enrolled in writing classes to learn how to put his words with music and has been song writing ever since. JT is now a member of the Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:54
Roger was loaned an electric guitar for a high school lip sync performance when he was fifteen. After accidentally striking a few chords, he was hooked and never looked back. Growing up on the outskirts of a small town called Hope, there was never much to do so making music was a good way to pass the time. He left small town life for the Greater Vancouver area.
In 2007, he was the winner of the Coquitlam Idol contest. After winning a spot in the BC Talent Search competition, Roger placed 6th out of 18 provincial finalists held at Mountainfest 2008. To further his musical endeavors, he was schooled in vocal technique at the Shadbolt Academy of Arts and in country guitar by Mitch Merrett.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:45
The Jardines are Cherelle and Ajaye Jardine, a mother daughter act from Richmond BC. The idea of having a new mother daughter group in the current country roots music scene is really exciting. There hasn’t been a mother daughter success story since The Judds and The Jardines plan on making a similar impact.
The Cherelle and Ajaye combination is a delicious mixture of street smarts and innocence. Their life experiences are meshed together, giving the listener an ageless body of work to fall in love with.
Their new self-titled album, co-produced with Kirk Douglas was recorded at the Sound Lounge in Vancouver. The song writing has been compared to writers such as Lucinda Williams and Kathleen Edwards, as well as early Sheryl Crow. The Jardines also included a cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”. To add to the fun, they put the Jardine stamp on it with an up tempo key change. Lightfoot loves their version.
The cd is dripping with sexy pedal and lap steel, dobro, fiddle, guitars, keys, harmonica and the sweet vocals of Cherelle and Ajaye. It’s a very intimate album, straight from the heart.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:39