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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on January-13-2009

Photo credit: Dean Palmer (thescenario.com)

Tannis Slimmon has been an important part of the Ontario folk music community for many years.  I recorded her and her partner  Lewis Melville playing late at night on what turned out to be the last night of the Twisted Pines Festival.  The room where we were talking quickly turned into a jam with many of the festival performers the legendary Garth Hudson on accordion.  It wasn’t until several months later that I was able to sit down with her in her kitchen to record the rest of the interview.  Enjoy

Songs:

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

There’s a Lift (© Tannis Slimmon)

Earnest, Charlie and Allen (© Tannis Slimmon)

Underground Railroad (© Tannis Slimmon)

Tannis has a busy winter touring around Ontario,  with couple of gigs in my area including my favorite Orillia Folk Society.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 7:30pm
Tickets:
$10 ($5 for underemployed or unemployed)
McArthur Hall Auditorium
Union St. at Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
“Come On Up” – a concert of uplifting music.
Tannis is honoured to be the guest artist of the 120 voice Open Voices Community Choir, lead by the amazing director Andy Rush.
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Doors open at 6:45pm for the Bistro

Show starts at 7:30pm

(dinner and LCBO available)

For info about tickets and supper, click here

Swanmore Hall
(in Stephen Leacock’s historic home)
50 Museum Drive
Orillia, ON
(905) 877-3700

For more info:
Call (519) 259-0157

or E-mail the Folk Society

Orillia Folk Society’s
Friday Folk Concert Series
Tannis will be joined by Lewis Melville.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2009 @ 8:00pm House concert
Tottenham, ON

E-mail: Songwriter’s showcase for more details.

Tannis will be joined by Lewis Melville.

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast, podiobook, Simcoe County, Uncategorized) by Sean on December-15-2008

Jake Hill

Jake Hill is still in his teens but he is an accomplished performer and songwriter. I know him as a regular performer at Good Vibes Coffee House. He was not very talkative during the interview, but his songs speak for themselves.

Songs:

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

Keep on Believing (© Jake Hill)

Unemployment (© Jake Hill) — Warning– a very foul word appears in the chorus– cover your ears if you need to.

Test of Time (© Jake Hill)

Alone Without a Song (© Sean McGaughey)

Mount Saint Louis Corner General Store (©)

I Never Wanted to Be a Star (© Jake Hill)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on November-30-2008

Eve Goldberg

Eve Goldberg is well known in the Ontario Folk music scene as an organizer of the Woods Music and Dance Camp, with Borealis records and The Common Threads chorus in Toronto. She is also an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician with several albums to her credit. She currently has a single,The Streets of Burma, which is the centrepiece of a campaign by Amnesty International to free a jailed Buddhist monk in Tibet.

Songs:

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

Let Me Rise (© Eve Goldberg)

The Streets of Burma (© Eve Goldberg)

Watermelon Sorbet (© Eve Goldberg)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on November-25-2008

Update: November 25, 2008. Sadly, John Lunman passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night. I will miss him. Here is the show I recorded with him last fall.

Episode originally posted January 14, 2008

John Lunman

I met John Lunman in 1996 at Don’s Coffeehouse in Elmvale. He has recorded 2 albums of original folk-rock songs in his home studio. His new CD, Highway 401 Tonight was released in July 2007. His song, Saltwater Skies is currently receiving airplay on Radio Newfoundland.

Songs:

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

Saltwater Sea © John Lunman

My Side of the Door © John Lunman

Name Dropping:

johnlunman.com

myspace.com/johnlunmanHighway 401 Tonight can also be purchased through: HMV (http://www.hmv.ca/), Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca), CD Baby (http://cdbaby.com/cd/lunmanjohn), and Indie Pool (http://www.indiepool.ca/).

Digital Stores:

If you want to purchase individual tracks or the whole CD, Highway 401 Tonight is now available through these digital stores:

Click here to go directly to the CD on i-Tunes.

Napster (www.napster.com), PayPlay (www.payplay.fm), Groupie Tunes (www.groupietunes.com), BuyMusic (www.buymusic.com), Ruckus (www.ruckus.com), Tradebit (www.tradebit.com), and InProdicon (www.inprodicon.com//) in Scandanavia.

Purchase Highway 401 Tonight in these Simcoe County, Ontario Locations:

Midland: Johnstone’s Music Land (Downtown at 280 King Street) and CD Plus in the Mountainview Mall (County Road 93 & Hugel Avenue)

Orillia: Manticore Books (Downtown at 103 Mississaga Street East)



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on November-15-2008


The Wye River Band with the Legendary Garth Hudson.

Taivi Lobu and Garth Douglas are the principal songwriters for the The Wye River Band. I sat down with them at the end of the Twisted Pines Festival.

Songs:

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

Wye River Waltz (© Garth Douglas)

Get on Home(© Taivi Lobu)

Beds and Boots(© Sean McGaughey)

Sunset Pendulum (© Willie P. Bennett)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-29-2008

Carol Teal and David Joyce

I’ve known Carol Teal and David Joyce for over 10 years. We have shared stages together and enjoyed many musical gatherings together. After over a year of trying, we were able to record a session of For the Sake of the Song at the Mariposa Folk Festival. For this episode, Carol and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger. Dave played his custom guitar which as originally built for Smiley Bates.

We also discussed Carol’s work as executive director of ArtsCan Circle, a charity which provides musical instruments and musician mentors to children in remote northern communities on Laborador and in Quebec.

Songs:

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

Bad Weather(© Carol Teal)

Canadian Tire Money (© David Joyce)

Nitassinan (© Carol Teal)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-15-2008

Artemis Chartier

Chartier and Dale Russell are the founders of the School Alliance for Student Songwriters (SASS), a group which facilitates songwriting clubs in schools and arranges songwriting showcases and contests for students in the Durham County region of Ontario and in British Columbia.

I met them in September at the launch party/brainstorming session for the Stellula Songwriting in the Schools initiative here in Simcoe County. Artemis Chartier is a high school teacher and singer-songwriter. Dale Russell was a guitar player with the Guess Who for 17 years in the 80’s and 90s. They are lovely people and wonderful songwriters. Be sure to check out the SASS website to see the wonderful things they are doing with enabling young people to tell their stories through song.

Songs:

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

Walked on Air (© Artemis Chartier)

The Place Where We Come From (© Dale Russell and Max Smith)

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Dale Russell



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