Wednesday, March 02, 2016

JORDAN REGINALD WELLS - IN MEMORIAM


ODE TO JORDAN

LEAP DAY 2016 TRIBUTE TO MY SON

JORDAN REGINALD WELLS
(May 22/88 - February 29/12)

Not yet twenty-four, 
Never fought in a war.
School was for fools
Who followed the rules.
No doctor was he
Curing epilepsy.
Just a hard-working man
With a home-building plan.
Chased by a devil
For most of his life,
His dreams were cut short
Like a butchering knife.
The water he loved
And wanted to master
Just wouldn't be tamed
And made him go faster.
If there's an Atlantis
His soul does dwell there,
But his body's now ashes
that are going nowhere.
Many folks loved him, 
And that’s not a lie.
We’ll never forget him,
And still do I cry.

Diane Marie Wells

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

LIVE CONCERT - ROGER HOWSE BAND

SEPT. 25/15 - LSPU HALL - ST. JOHN'S, NL



As part of the Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival, the Roger Howse Band (Roger Howse, along with his incredibly talented sidemen - Michael Billard, Mark Peddle, and Wade Pinhorn) will be reuniting at the LSPU Hall (a.k.a. Resource Centre for the Arts) on September 25, from 8-9:45 p.m.  The doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Roger will also be participating in a Songwriter's Circle at the LSPU Hall on Saturday, September 26, from 2-4:30 p.m., which will also feature Jeremy Ledbetter, Katie Baggs and Steve Maloney.

For tickets, visit http://rca.nf.ca/.

www.rogerhowse.com


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CASPAR BABYPANTS (A.K.A. CHRIS BALLEW)
TO RELEASE BEATLES BABY! CD






This is the 2nd volume of Beatles covers for your baby and other kids and you to enjoy together.

The official release date is September 18/15, but you can preview and/or purchase two tracks ("Hey, Jude" and "Strawberry Fields Forever") at Amazon.com or at live shows in the Seattle area.

www.babypantsmusic.com


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Monday, June 01, 2015

NORINE BRAUN RELEASES KIND OF JAZZ CD





I have been busy putting together a new collection of songs from my previous releases. As you know my albums are on the eclectic side and often I have one or two songs with a jazz nuanced flavour. Now I have written and recorded enough jazzier shades to create a whole Kind of Jazz album. My hope is to create a gentle, soothing departure into dreamland with jazz influenced songs providing the perfect mix of solace and brilliance. Listen and stream the whole album at https://norinebraun.bandcamp.com/
Norine Braun releases a new digital album “Kind of Jazz” which is a collection of jazz influenced scintillating songs from her previous recordings.
April 23, 2015- Norine Braun is a singer-songwriter renowned for writing wide ranging compositions in various genres from blues, roots, rock to jazz music in her impressive catalogue of 9 albums. Norine Braun’s new “Kind of Jazz”, focuses on 11 songs in soft jazz and mellow stylings from her past releases providing the perfect mix of solace and brilliance all in one collection.  Norine’s serene voice and her lush velvety presence is what make these standout performances.  The tracks have been highly recognized, including the song Crystallize, which won the Jazz Female singer/songwriter of the year award at the Los Angeles Music Awards. . “Kind of Jazz “will be available on iTunes, Amazon and most digital shops online in time for Mother’s day.
“An eclectic creator, Norine Braun expresses universal themes and paints refreshing and meaningful musical landscapes. Braun is a relentless live performer and composer with a nine-album discography, who is full of nourishing aural surprises and a 10th masterpiece on the horizon. Norine is a recent recipient of the esteemed Canada Council For the Arts Award in 2014. She has appeared at numerous clubs and international festivals. Always true to herself and to those that embrace her work, Braun rides the crest of the wave of non-commercial stylists, delivering grit and sensitivity in one deep breath.” - Don Coleman (A/R Group International)  Stream the whole album and Norine's previous 2 releases at https://norinebraun.bandcamp.com/ 
Love,  Norine
"Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate." Scott Alexander  Abort Magazine

Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/norinebraun
Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-...
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Streaming albums at Vancouver Bandcamp: http://norinebraun.bandcamp.com/

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AUSTRALIAN MIKE DE VELTA RELEASES PRESS ON! CD





It is with great pleasure that I introduce my latest release, "Press On!" (2015)

Over 3 years in the making, my best foot forward, a synthesis of over 25 years of creating, performing and producing Blues music.
Many tracks didn’t make it, no fillers. I wanted something I could be proud of, that would truly move people and stand the test of time.
With guest artists like Paul Walter Daly playing harmonica on “Press On!,” and John Wilson on upright bass known for his work with Dave Hole’s release of Short Fuse Blues in 1990, there is a vibe here that I am very pleased to present to you.
The album's theme is all about being positive in a world that at times seems oppressive. Seizing the moment, taking responsibility for your actions and using the power of affirmation and belief in oneself to attain that higher ground.
Thanks again for all your support, and remember you can always like and head to:
to stay up to date with even more of the latest news.

All the best!

Mike de Velta

 
Buy directly from mikedevelta.com or download via itunes  

Upcoming Shows  here!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

UK'S PAUL HAYWORTH RELEASES PHANTOM NOMAD CD






PHANTOM NOMAD

Released in April 2015 on electrocuted Wilma tunes


Paul Hayworth's Phantom Nomad is a Spectacular Space Rock Adventure using a range of classic synths to create something astounding. Moulded together with heavy Blues and Rock guitar riffs into a truly experimental musical escapade. Following on from 3 other albums in the Lo-Fi Quadrilogy, made over 20 years, this is the high definition progressive celestial masterpiece to top everything that has gone before.

This massive musical undertaking for this album is accompanied by a full length film, with a video for each track and a series of covers concepted around lyrical ideas in the music, drawn by hand and painted  in watercolour, the multi-album spanning cover is up there with the best pieces of artwork ever used for a series of albums. Full prints and individual prints of the total tetralogy sized around 8" x 32"  are available to buy HERE

Listen / Share / Buy from Bandcamp: HERE
Homepage / Info / electrocuted Wilma tunes HERE

https://paulhayworth.bandcamp.com

electrocuted.moonfruit.com/

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Monday, January 05, 2015

ST. JOHN’S INFIRMARY” - CHMR 93.5 FM - SAT., JAN. 3/15

(CURRENTLY ON HIATUS)

(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 6/14)

Programmed and hosted by Diane Wells (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955)


1) Tom Prasado Rao (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "Christmas in the Ashram" (4:20)

2) Neil w Young [indie mp3] - "That's What Christmas Means to Me" (3:52)

3) Clela Errington (More Love and Happiness) - "White Dove" (3:46)

4) The Resentments (The Resentments) - "I Hate Christmas" (2:58)

5) Shawn King (Christmas Is) - "Gotta Love the Holidays" (3:48)

6) Linda Davis (Christmas Is) - "Snowed-In Christmas" (3:38)

7) Sara Hickman (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "Winter Wonderland" (2:26)

8) Shirley Jackson and her Good Rockin' Daddys [indie mp3] - "Santa Is Back" (3:40)

9) Blues Element [indie mp3] - "New Year's Eve Blues" (3:09)

10) Luke McMaster (f. Jim Brickman) (Merry Christmas, Beautiful)
       - "Merry Christmas, Beautiful" (2:40)

11) Joseph Spence (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...)
       - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (2:58)

12) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "Daddy's Beer" (2:45)

13) Silver Dreamers Band (w/ Ben Reel and Mia Black) (Christmas Is Here)
      - "Christmas Is Here" (4:15)

14) Toronto Musicians for Change (Christmas Every Day) - "Christmas Every Day" (3::26)

15) Heartless Bastards (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...) - "Blue Christmas" (2:09)

16) Booker T & The MGs (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...)
       - "Winter Wonderland [Instrumental]" (2:08)


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RADIO KIDS” - CHMR 93.5 FM - SAT., JAN. 3/15

(CURRENTLY ON HIATUS)
(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 6/14)

Programmed and hosted by Ms. Misty from Across the Ocean and Far Away


1) Rockabye Baby (Lullaby Renditions - Led Zeppelin) - “Over the Hills and Far Away" (0:37)
    [intro clip]
2) Charlie Hope (Sing As We Go!) - "The Shoemaker and the Elves" (6:38)
3) The Pop Ups (Appetite for Construction) - "Glitter Everywhere" (1:14)
4) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Christmas Is Coming" (0:51)
5) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Santa Claus with His Long White Beard" (1:45)
6) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Santa's Reindeer" (0:26)
7) David Wilcox (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "The Rudy Rap" (2:10)
8) Colonel Tom and the Loose Cannons (For the Young'uns) - "Old King Cole" (3:57)
9) Colleen Power (w/ Crooked Stovepipe) (For Little Ones) - "Noel" (1:56)
10) Helen Austin (Colour It) - "Can't Wait for Christmas" (2:37)
11) Helen Austin (Always be a Unicorn) - "Gingerbread Abode" (2:58)
12) Helen Austin (Colour It) - "Wintery Night in Town" (2:49)
13) Peter Combe (Kiddywinks) - "Happy Holiday" (3:02)
14) Terry Draper (Can You Pretend) - "A Song for Christmas" (3:32)
15) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Mummer's Song" (3:02)
16) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino)
       - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (2:50)
17) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Santa's Coming on a Rhino"
      (3:32)
18) Barfoot and Ransom (Santa Is Missing) - "You Can't Take the Ho-Ho-Ho
      out of Holiday" (4:57)
19) Rockabye Baby (Lullaby Renditions - Led Zeppelin) - "Thank You" (0:40)

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ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” - CHMR 93.5 FM - THURS., JAN. 1/15

(CURRENTLY ON HIATUS)

(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 4/14)

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker


1) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "What Child Is This?" (3:01)

2) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "Christmas Bells" (2:24)

3) Spencer Day (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me" (3:45)

4) Luke McMaster (ft. Jim Brickman) (Merry Christmas, Beautiful)
     - "Merry Christmas, Beautiful" (2:40)

5) Lord Weatherby [indie mp3] - "Santa Claus Is Freaking Me Out" (2:48)

6) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Jingle Bell Rock" (3:09)

7) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy" (3:35)

8) Slidawg & The Redneck Ramblers (Christmas at Home:  A Blue Collar Christmas)
     - "All I Want for Christmas Is a Billy Bass" (2:53)

9) Drive-By Truckers (The Fine Print) - "Mrs. Claus Kimono" (4:26)

10) Johnny Cooper (Christmas with Coop) - "Please Come Home for Christmas" (3:03)

11) Rufus Thomas (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" (3:34)

12) Chick Willis (Chick 4 Christmas) - "Chick 4 Christmas" (4:17)

13) Desert Heat (Christmas Is) - "On Christmas Day" (2:46)

14) She Wants Revenge (Nightmare Before Christmas - Bonus Disc)
       - "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (5:10)

15) Brave Combo (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "Mambo in a Brand New Year" (2:53)


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IRON MAIDENS” - CHMR 93.5 FM - THURS., JAN. 1/15
(CURRENTLY ON HIATUS)
(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 4/14)

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker


1) Kathie Baillie (Christmas Is) - "On a Night Like This" (4:02)

2) Toronto Musicians for Change (Christmas Every Day) - "Christmas Every Day" (3:26)

3) Carolyna Lovely [indie mp3] - "I Can Give You Love" (2:41)

4) Deerstet-Music [indie mp3] - "Christmas Everywhere" (2:44)

5) Madison Violet (No Fool for Trying) - "Small of My Heart" (4:21)

6) Heartless Bastards (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "Blue Christmas" (2:09)

7) Brenda Lee [indie mp3] - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (2:09)

8) Pretty Gritty [indie mp3] - "Silent Night" (4:31)

9) Shirley Jackson and Her Good Rockin' Daddys [indie mp3] - "Santa Is Back" (3:40)

10) Blues Element [indie mp3] - "New Year's Eve Blues" (3:09)

11) Meiko (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "Wonderful Christmastime" (3:11)

12) Shelley King (Building a Fire) - "Christmas in Austin" (3:08)

13) Treasa Levasseur [indie mp3] - "Gee Whiz, It's Christmas" (2:56)

14) Pam Tillis (Christmas Is) - "Beautiful Night" (3:13)

15) Shelly Rann (w/ Chip Martin [indie mp3] - "Love Is All" (4:07)


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

ST. JOHN’S INFIRMARY” - CHMR 93.5 FM - SAT., DEC. 27/14

(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 6/14)

Programmed and hosted by Diane Wells (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955)


1) Tom Prasado Rao (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "Christmas in the Ashram" (4:20)

2) Neil w Young [indie mp3] - "That's What Christmas Means to Me" (3:52)

3) Clela Errington (More Love and Happiness) - "White Dove" (3:46)

4) The Resentments (The Resentments) - "I Hate Christmas" (2:58)

5) Shawn King (Christmas Is) - "Gotta Love the Holidays" (3:48)

6) Linda Davis (Christmas Is) - "Snowed-In Christmas" (3:38)

7) Sara Hickman (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "Winter Wonderland" (2:26)

8) Shirley Jackson and her Good Rockin' Daddys [indie mp3] - "Santa Is Back" (3:40)

9) Blues Element [indie mp3] - "New Year's Eve Blues" (3:09)

10) Luke McMaster (f. Jim Brickman) (Merry Christmas, Beautiful)
       - "Merry Christmas, Beautiful" (2:40)

11) Joseph Spence (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...)
       - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (2:58)

12) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "Daddy's Beer" (2:45)

13) Silver Dreamers Band (w/ Ben Reel and Mia Black) (Christmas Is Here)
      - "Christmas Is Here" (4:15)

14) Toronto Musicians for Change (Christmas Every Day) - "Christmas Every Day" (3::26)

15) Heartless Bastards (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...) - "Blue Christmas" (2:09)

16) Booker T & The MGs (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity...)
       - "Winter Wonderland [Instrumental]" (2:08)


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RADIO KIDS” - CHMR 93.5 FM - SAT., DEC. 27/14

(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 6/14)

Programmed and hosted by Ms. Misty from Across the Ocean and Far Away


1) Rockabye Baby (Lullaby Renditions - Led Zeppelin) - “Over the Hills and Far Away" (0:37)
    [intro clip]
2) Charlie Hope (Sing As We Go!) - "The Shoemaker and the Elves" (6:38)
3) The Pop Ups (Appetite for Construction) - "Glitter Everywhere" (1:14)
4) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Christmas Is Coming" (0:51)
5) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Santa Claus with His Long White Beard" (1:45)
6) Kathy Reid-Naiman (Sing the Cold Winter Away) - "Santa's Reindeer" (0:26)
7) David Wilcox (A Very Blue Rock Christmas) - "The Rudy Rap" (2:10)
8) Colonel Tom and the Loose Cannons (For the Young'uns) - "Old King Cole" (3:57)
9) Colleen Power (w/ Crooked Stovepipe) (For Little Ones) - "Noel" (1:56)
10) Helen Austin (Colour It) - "Can't Wait for Christmas" (2:37)
11) Helen Austin (Always be a Unicorn) - "Gingerbread Abode" (2:58)
12) Helen Austin (Colour It) - "Wintery Night in Town" (2:49)
13) Peter Combe (Kiddywinks) - "Happy Holiday" (3:02)
14) Terry Draper (Can You Pretend) - "A Song for Christmas" (3:32)
15) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Mummer's Song" (3:02)
16) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (2:50)
17) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Santa's Coming on a Rhino" (3:32)
18) Barfoot and Ransom (Santa Is Missing) - "You Can't Take the Ho-Ho-Ho out of Holiday" (4:57)
19) Rockabye Baby (Lullaby Renditions - Led Zeppelin) - "Thank You" (0:40


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RYAN LAIRD







I hope that you have a very memorable and special holiday season with your family and friends this year!  

I would like to take this time to THANK YOU for your support. Without your support, it would not have been possible to create my new album, entitled, "Bigger Than That", set for release in the Spring of 2015. You are the true reason behind the music. 
If you would like to stay in touch with the latest from all my tours and music, please LIKE the Facebook Page:
 www.facebook.com/RyanLairdOfficial
And/Or: Follow me on Twitter: @RyanLaird
I am very pleased to be apart of an amazing campaign for Bullying Prevention & Youth Empowerment, called BiggerThanThat!
It is through this campaign that I am honoured to help change the life of a child. BiggerThanThat! works firsthand towards bullying awareness, prevention and igniting change. 
It is very near and dear to my heart that our youth feel that they can achieve their dreams and not succumb to negative influences that surround them.
If you are interested in more information or in helping this amazing cause, please visit: www.BiggerThanThat.org
Together, we can all be "Bigger Than That!" and rise above bullying. 
All my best over the holiday season, 
Ryan Laird
more Visit my NEW site here!

Friday, December 26, 2014

ROCKIN’ THE BLUES FROM CANADA” - CHMR 93.5 FM - THURS., DEC. 25/14

(RE-BROADCAST FROM DEC. 4/14)

Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker


1) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "What Child Is This?" (3:01)

2) Dave Gunning (Christmas) - "Christmas Bells" (2:24)

3) Spencer Day (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me" (3:45)

4) Luke McMaster (ft. Jim Brickman) (Merry Christmas, Beautiful)
     - "Merry Christmas, Beautiful" (2:40)

5) Lord Weatherby [indie mp3] - "Santa Claus Is Freaking Me Out" (2:48)

6) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Jingle Bell Rock" (3:09)

7) Robert & Roger Russell (Santa's Coming on a Rhino) - "Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy" (3:35)

8) Slidawg & The Redneck Ramblers (Christmas at Home:  A Blue Collar Christmas)
     - "All I Want for Christmas Is a Billy Bass" (2:53)

9) Drive-By Truckers (The Fine Print) - "Mrs. Claus Kimono" (4:26)

10) Johnny Cooper (Christmas with Coop) - "Please Come Home for Christmas" (3:03)

11) Rufus Thomas (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" (3:34)

12) Chick Willis (Chick 4 Christmas) - "Chick 4 Christmas" (4:17)

13) Desert Heat (Christmas Is) - "On Christmas Day" (2:46)

14) She Wants Revenge (Nightmare Before Christmas - Bonus Disc)
       - "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (5:10)

15) Brave Combo (Christmas Cookies 3.0 - A Concord Calamity
     - Concord Music Group Holiday Sampler) - "Mambo in a Brand New Year" (2:53)


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