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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, twistedpines) by Sean on May-18-2008

Scott Cooper is another former Midland resident who now lives in Toronto. Last fall he released his new CD,  Tiny Increments. I featured him in a For the Sake of the Song Interview a few months ago.

Here is Scott Cooper singing The Summer Song, accompanied by Mike Yates on cello at the Twisted Pines Festival on May 17.

Here is Don’t Turn Around



Filed Under (blog, Midland, music, twistedpines) by Sean on May-18-2008

Mike Yates grew up in Midland but currently resides in Ottawa. He recently released a new CD, Songs for Tomorrow. He performed at the Twisted Pines Festival on May 17 with fellow Midland expatriate, Scott Cooper.

Here is Mike singing Art of Conversation.

And here is Mike Yates performing, State of Us.

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, Ontario, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on May-18-2008

Midland local girl done good, Karla Crawford performed Blame it on Something at the Twisted Pines Festival on May 16 in Penetanguishene.

Here’s Karla on May 17 singing I Surrender.

In Twisted Pines news, they have cancelled the screening of Amazing Grace and performance by Dawn Tyler Watson and Vox Choir for tonight May 18.

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 (blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, twistedpines) by Sean on May-17-2008

The podcaster’s dilemma. Do I take time to post media, or go record more?
Last night at the Twisted Pines Festival was exceptional. I recorded an interview with Washboard Hank for an upcoming For The Sake of the Song. I caught Washboard Hank and Karla Crawford’s showcase sets. The legendary Garth Hudson sat in with the Wye River Band then gave a wonderful introduction to the Daniel Lanois movie in which he appears. The evening ended with a spontaneous jam of about a dozen festival musicians led by Mansa Sissoko. I recorded many pictures and about 3 hours of audio last night but I’ve no time to post. Here are 4 youtube clips from, 2 from Washboard Hank, and 2 with the Wye River Band and Garth Hudson.

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, 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



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