Archive for 2009

Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-15-2009

Scott Cooper, Sean McGaughey, Caroline Brooks

Caroline Brooks is a singer-songwriter in demand.  She performs solo, as a member of the Brooks Family, in Scott Cooper’s band and as a member of the Good Lovelies.  She has twice come to my school as a mentor to my songwriting club courtesy of Stellula Music in the Schools.  I caught up with her in November at the Rye Cafe.  My apologies for the sound quality on this one.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

The Lumberjack (© Caroline Brooks)

Down, Down, Down  (© Caroline Brooks)

Sleepwalking  (© Kerri Ough)

Links:

Caroline Brooks on Myspace

the Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies Blog

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Filed Under (Eaglewood, for the sake of the song, Mariposa, podcast) by Sean on July-8-2009

VisitorsGuide

Join me and Trevor Mills as we launch a new podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Eaglewood Folk Festival.

Eaglewood Folk Festival Contact information:

Phone: 1-888-817-FOLK (3655)

Email: info@eaglewoodfolk.com
Fax: 905-852-0709 (Attn: Eaglewood Folk Festival)

Festival Location Address

9715 Morning Glory Road

Pefferlaw, ON

L0E 1N0

Artistic Director: Trevor Mills

Email: artistic@eaglewoodfolk.com

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale

Purchase your tickets securely online at TicketPro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090
EARLY BIRD
(Available May 1 to July 15, 2009)
Weekend Pass: $45.00 Buy Online Now

Prices Go Up July 16

ADVANCED SALES
(Available July 16 to August 27, 2009)
Weekend Pass: $55.00
Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday): $30.00

GATE PRICES
(Available August 28 to August 30)
Weekend Pass: $65.00
Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday) $35.00
Evening Pass (after 5:00pm) $15.00 * available at gate only
Camping (per Night per Person) $10.00
Children (under 5 years old) Free
Children (5-12 years old) Day: $5
Weekend: $10
Youth (13-18 years old) Day: $10
Weekend: $20

CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE
ATTENDANTS FREE

Theme Music:  by Paul Mills

Song:  Nothing by Trevor Mills

Trevor Mills



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, music, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on June-29-2009

This weekend, Canada lost a musical legend and the finest of gentlemen.  Jackie Washington performed jazz and blues standards throughout Canada and the United states for almost 70 years.

This spring during Stellula Music in the Schools week, I asked Hamilton musician, Harrison Kennedy if Jackie Washington had been a musical influence.  He responded that his ‘Uncle Jack’ had been an incredible influence upon him, not just musically but as an exceptional person. I thought that testimony would serve as a fitting tribute to Jackie Washington.

Harrison Kennedy has had a long musical career, beginning as a member of the Chairmen of the Board in the 1970s, with pop music success.  After moving on from the Chairmen of the Board, he moved home to Hamilton and has carved out a reputation as a fine bluesman.  He has 3 CDs out, High Country Blues, Sweet Taste, and Voice Story.  His new CD, One Dog Barking. will be out in September.  You can order Harrison Kennedy’s CDs from http://harrisonkennedy.ca/.

HarrisonKennedy

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast) by Sean on June-14-2009

Forthesakeofthesong101

On Friday June  we had a wonderful evening at the  Rye Cafe in Midland. My guests were  Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen. We will be recording two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song  then broke into a magical jam.  Most of the evening was streamed live over ustream.  I had several of my friends and listeners of for The Sake of the Song join us from all over Ontario and several in the ustream from all over North America.  It was a wonderful evening celebration of music and friendship.  Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with the audio recording, so all we have recorded from the evening is a recording from the live video stream starting about 7 minutes into the interview with Marlon Gibbons.  Henceforth I will be refering to this as the famous ‘lost episode’ of For the Sake of the Song.  Enjoy a bit of what was a magical evening.

Update While writing this post, I relistened to the ustream video from the evening. The conversation and the energy was so wonderful that it overcomes the low quality audio from my webcam’s pinhole mic. So, I captured the audio from the ustream video and here is the audio of For the Sake of the Song 101– The Lost episode.



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland) by Sean on June-3-2009

Join us for a live recording celebrating 100 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario. My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen. We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us. We will also be streaming the event live over ustream. Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details. There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

Live TV : Ustream

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-30-2009

Alyssa Wright Don Bray, The Brights

I’ve known Don Bray for about 17 years.  We met at an open stage, and I was struck by his insightful lyrics and virtuoso musicianship from the first time I heard him.  He was one of the first people I wanted to interview for my podcast but it took a couple years for us to connect.  It was worth the wait.  I think it’s fitting that he is my guest for episode 100.

We sat down in a quiet room during our songwriting group’s annual winter getaway weekend.  He was accompanied on vocals, Cello, and title reminders by Alyssa Wright.  Don and Alyssa are both solo performers but they have also released their first CD as The Brights: Live, Love, Dream.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Lonely No More (© Don Bray)

A Good Day (© Don Bray)

These Miles  (© Don Bray)

Beds and Boots (© S. McGaughey)

Links

Don Bray

Alyssa Wright

The Brights

You can leave comments on the blog, send me an email to ductapeguy at hotmail dot com, send me a voice feedback at 206-337-0611, or join the For The Sake of the Song Podcast group on Facebook.

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Join us for a live recording celebrating 100 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, news) by Sean on May-23-2009

Tonight the Wild Turkeys and I area backing up 2 of my student songwriters at a gala concert at King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene for Stellula Music in the Schools featuring Ariana Gillis and Sarah Slean.

On May 31, I’m opening the last Rockin’ The Cradle at the Tranzac Club in Toronto featuring Jenny Omnichord, and to complete the circle of life, the Leonids will play again, this time with the full band.

Finally,  Join us for a live recording of For the Sake of the Song celebrating 100 episodes on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009



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