Archive for May, 2008

Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, twistedpines) by Sean on May-16-2008

Wild Turkeys

On the afternoon of May 15, the Wild Turkey Outfit performed at Bayview Elementary School for 300+ appreciative children and their teachers. They wowed the children with their down-home charm and their tight blugrass and western harmonies.

In the evening, the wonderful Brian Blain and Noah Zacharin were booked as dinner music at the Quarterdeck Restaurant in Victoria Harbour as part of the Twisted Pines Festival. Some amazing musical bonding happened. I was also able to interview each of them for upcoming episodes of For the Sake of the Song.

Noah Zacharin and Brian Blain

The evening ended with high energy performances by the Creaking Tree String Quartet and Hamell on Trial.

Hamell on Trial

The Twisted Pines Festival Continues until May 19. Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at http://twistedpines.com.

Twisted Pines Movies and Music



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on May-14-2008

David Finkle and Mansa Sissoko

Tonight there was a wonderful preview performance by African musician, Mansa Sissoko and Canadian drummer, David Finkle. The podcast features about 10 minutes of it. They will be performing again on Saturday May 17, after a screening of Road To Baylea which features Mansa and several Canadian musicians.

Road To Baleya

Mansa Sissoko

Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at http://twistedpines.com.

Twisted Pines Movies and Music



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, twistedpines) by Sean on May-13-2008


Great Lake Swimmers

The May 11 performance at Twisted Pines featured a showing of Song Sung Blue followed by a performance by The Great Lake Summers. I recorded a great interview with Tony Decker from Great Lake Swimmers for an upcoming For the Sake of the Song.

I also spoke with Nicolas and Conlin from the Metis Fiddler Quartet, who gave a dynamic performance in the lobby.

Paul Northcott and Debbie Brown

Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at http://twistedpines.com.

Twisted Pines Movies and Music



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on May-10-2008

On Friday May 9, the Twisted Pines Music in Movies Festival kicked off at the North Simcoe Rec Centre with a showing of Amazing Journey, The story of the Who and a performance by the Wholigans.

In the Podcast I talk with Darrin Atkinson, drummer for the Wholigans, who grew up in Midland. I also talk with Andrew Nicolls, who introduced the evening. I close the podcast with Paul Northcott giving an overview of the events of the festival this week upcoming. The Festival continues all week from May 11-19 with be nightly presentations of movies about music followed by great live performances, lectures and more. During the daytime, festival performers will be going to local schools.

Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at http://twistedpines.com.

Twisted Pines Movies and Music



Filed Under (blog, Midland, music, Ontario, twistedpines) by Sean on May-10-2008



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-10-2008

Ben Sures at Penetanguishene Library

Ben Sures is a veteran singer songwriter with 4 CDs to his credit. His song, Any Precious Girl won the John Lennon Songwriting competition and placed second in the International songwriting competition His new album, ‘Field Guide to Loneliness was released at the end of February. In February, we had Ben over for a house concert. We recorded the interview just prior to dinner before the concert. Sorry for the background noises, but people were beginning to arrive for dinner and the concert.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)
Any Precious Girl (© Ben Sures)

If I had a Ray Gun ( © Ben Sures)

The Future Aint What it Used to Be( © 2003 Sean McGaughey)

2 Vignettes ( © Ben Sures)

The Last Full Blood From Serpant River (in progress) ( © Ben Sures)

Holes ( © Ben Sures)

Name Dropping

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on May-8-2008

Tomorrow, the Twisted Pines Music in Movies Festival kicks off in Midland and Penetanguishene. From May 9-22 there will be nightly presentations of movies about music followed by great live performances, lectures and more. During the daytime, festival performers will be going to local schools.

In this special podcast I play the trailer for About a Son, a biography of Kurt Cobain told in his own words from his writings and personal recordings. I interview Ricki C., who is the road manager for Hamell on Trial, who will be performing on Thursday May 15 and Friday May 16 and at other events throughout the festival. I play Hail from Hamell on Trial’s 2003 Album, Tough Love. I close the show with a trailer for Control, a documentary about the life and death of Ian Curtis, the lead singer for Joy Division.

Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at http://twistedpines.com.

Twisted Pines Movies and Music



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