Tuesday, July 31, 2007



www.Classics24.tv

TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS - UPCOMING GIGS (AUGUST 2007)



Click on the links below for gig information:

August 1 - KKZX 98.9FM Blues Cruise #2 - Lake Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, WA
August 10-12 - Rockin' the Rivers Festival - Three Forks, MT
August 18 - Saint Laurent Vineyards & Winery - Malaga, WA
August 21-25 - "Blues and Bikes" - Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo - Kennewick, WA
August 22 - KPBX 91.1 FM Blues Cruise - Lake Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, WA
August 31 - Sept. 2 - Ameriserv Johnstown Folkfest - Johnstown, PA
August 29 - Sept. 3 - Pigout in the Park - Spokane, WA






IRENE'S PUB PRESENTS THE STELLAR CAST BLUES SHOWCASE
AUGUST 2007 LINE-UP OF CO-HOSTS


Monday, July 30, 2007

GUY DEL VILLANO & FRIENDS RESUME SUNDAY BLUES MATINEE

Guy (on piano), Brian (on drums), Todd (on guitar), James (on harp), Lee (on guitar)


GUY DEL VILLANO & FRIENDS RESUME SUNDAY BLUES MATINEE


Royal Oak Tavern (Bank & Gloucester Streets, Ottawa, ON (July 29/07)


(Photos by Diane Wells - copyright 2007)


(Videos also available, upon request)


NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION'S SATURDAY NIGHT MUSICAL IMPROV SERIES

Every Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - NO COVER!

This week's featured guest: SAT., AUG 4TH - ERIC MAHAR

("Guitars that ate yo momma" - part one)

The Anchorage
186 Ricardo St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
905-468-2141

Yes, our good pal, Eric Mahar, is coming back. Eric's an amazing guitarist with a wonderful voice. We've been playing together off and on now since the early '90s and we'll be doing a bunch of our tunes from the Fringe Locals' songbook. Joining in will be Fringe Locals and NRS alumnus Herb Nelson on keyboards.

This is also part one of our new feature, "Guitars that ate yo momma", wherein we pair our guest guitarist with the Niagara Rhythm Section's (NRS) house guitarist, Steve Grisbrook, for some string & mind-bending guitar madness.

Sunday, August 5 - 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger/Grisbook/Norris/Nelson at Canal Days

70 West Street
Port Colborne
(outside of Canadian Corps.)

We'll be returning to Herb's home town and playing a free concert on the outdoor stage just out front of Canadian Corps. Starting around 8 p.m., with a break in the middle to watch the fireworks.

August 5 - 12 - Noon - 4 p.m.(?)

Drumming Fools at Shaw Festival's Annual Fair & Fete

Festival Theatre
Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), ON

Come check out Penner MacKay's amazing Drumming Fools at a sweet country fair.

Other upcoming dates of note:

More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St., NOTL, 905-468-2141

The Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris, MacKay & Nelson) with special guests:

Aug 11 - Hillebrand Blues festival "after party" with Denis Keldie (legendary keyboardist and personality)

Aug 18 - Espanola Slim (amazing harmonica player)

Aug 25 - John Mays (wonderful singer - frontman for Fathead)

Sept 1 - Scott & Simon (local popsters with great vocals)

Sept 8 - (The one and only) "Wild T", Tony Springer

Sept 15 - Neil Chapman (amazing rockin' guitarist and personality)

Sept 22- Lance Anderson on the B3 (organ wizard)

Sept 29 - NRS' triple birthday whammy (there'll be cake!)

Oct 6 - Johnny Max (rootsy blues and a very funny man)

Oct 13 - Martin Alex Aucoin, Paul Martin & Dave Leprich

Oct 27 - Ed Kopala (more "Guitars that ate yo' momma")

Nov 24 - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala

Thurs., Aug 23rd

The Beehive presents the NRS "Unplugged" and in concert @ the NOTL Public Library

Sept 8th

NRS at the South Side Shuffle, Port Credit - www.southsideshuffle.com

Sept 15th

- Penner's drum festival: the 2nd annual, Drums Along the Niagara -

www.drumsalongtheniagara.com

For more info, visit www.stevegoldberger.com
HAMILTON WRITERS' MEETING - JULY 31/07

The next Hamilton Writers Meeting is on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. We meet every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Infusions Coffee House, in Hamilton, ON. We hope you can make it! Bring change for coffee, a notebook & pen and something to share if you like.

2007 Meeting Dates:

July 31
August 21
September 11
October 2 & 23
November 13
December 4

For more information visit www.hamiltonwriters.8m.com

and

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hamilton-writers

If you know of another writer in the Hamilton-Wentworth area who might be interested in receiving an email from Hamilton Writers, please forward this message to them and/or let us know who your friend is.

Sincerely,

Marylin Houle
hamiltonwriters@yahoo.ca
KAIROS LITERARY SOCIETY TO DOCUMENT HAMILTON LITERARY SCENE

The Kairos Literary Society is producing a radio/podcast documentary about the Hamilton literary scene. It's a great way to connect with the community and create a new piece of information about Hamilton literature. We are looking for volunteers to work on the production team. The first production meeting is Wednesday (August 1st) at 3 p.m., in the Kairos offices, at 3 Rebecca St., Hamilton, ON. If you want to get involved, you are invited and encouraged. It's a great way to learn some new skills which are very useful in the internet/digital age. Learning how to do a good soundtrack is very useful. Whether you're interested in doing sound alone or if you're into video and images, a good soundtrack is a wonderful thing to be able to do.

On the agenda:

- collaborative documentary making -- the process -- many different tasks are available -- get to know each other, figure out who wants to do what - the content -- start to develop themes - technical tools -- introduction to field recording and digital editing - set the production schedule.

Let me know if you want to join us or if you have any ideas or themes or people to interview.

Happy summer,

Victoria Fenner
fenner@kairosliterary.com

Saturday, July 28, 2007

FAMOUS FRAMUS ON RAY LYELL/MAGGIE CONNELLY RADIO SHOW - JULY 29



(Maggie Connelly, Famous Framus, Ray Lyell)
Hello, Friends.

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Hamilton music icon Ray Lyell's radio program.
The show is called "Just About the Music" (JAM), with co-host Maggie Connelly.
It's a one-hour show featuring local artist/songwriters.
It was an absolute pleasure talking music with Ray and Maggie.
They played some cuts off of my records and I played live in studio.
The show airs this Sunday evening (July29) from 7-8 pm on 92.9 CKJN or www.jaynefm.ca live webcast.
Check it out.
Thanks.
PEACE.

Michael (Famous Framus) McGarry




MQMusicfest 2007 : A SPECTACULAR 12-HOUR MUSIC MARATHON

Metal Queen Management (MQM) is pleased to announce that MQMusicFest 2007 is being held on Sunday, August 19, 2007, at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto.

This year’s festival — the 2nd annual, following up 2006's successful debut — is a 12-hour rock music marathon, kicking off at 12:00 noon and lasting non-stop until 12:00 midnight.

MQMusicFest will showcase the very best of Canada’s up-and-coming, as well as established, musical talents. This year saw over 60 bands apply through Sonicbids to play MQMusicFest, yet only a select few were chosen. Artists confirmed to date include:

• Revolver (featuring Nick Walsh from legendary Juno-winning Canadian rockers Slik Toxik)
• Crash Kelly (featuring guitarist Sean Kelly, who recently recorded with guitarist Gilby Clarke)
Automan.ca (featuring Darrell "DWaRf" Millar from metal legends Killer Dwarfs)
• Crack Puppy (Toronto hard rockers featuring Johnny Rude, co-owner of Rok Boutique)
• Scarlet Sins (Canada's premiere all-girl rock band)
• Ash Lee Blade (featuring members of local metal legends Tchort and Clovenblade)
• Crazy Babies (one of Canada's top tributes to Ozzy Osbourne)
• High Voltage (Y108’s Breakout Band Contest Winner)
• Automatic (one of Canada’s best upcoming rock bands)
• Sixes & Sevens (Toronto’s female-fronted Progressive Rock band)
• Basia Lyjak (‘Chick Rock’ with an all-star band)
• Fidget (5 punkin’ gals who love to rockout)
• Zeroscape (described as the melting pot of music and forever touring Europe/UK)
• Zone of Resistance

This year’s MQMusicFest — being held on one of Toronto's best live music stages, with venue capacity of 1,350 — is being proudly sponsored by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, 97.7 HTZ FM, and J├Ąger Music. VIP’s in attendance will include announcer Steve A.J.D., DJ Mike “The Fly”, legendary rock personality Drew Masters (M.E.A.T), Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles writer Carl Begai from Germany and an appearance by the J├Ągermeister Girls.

More sponsors and special guests/surprises are to be announced.

Tickets for MQMusicFest are just $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Pre-sale tickets can be obtained from the various artists playing MQMusicFest. Tickets will also be available via Ticketmaster shortly, as well as the MQMusicFest website:

www.MQMusicFest.com

This event is fully licenced (19+). Doors open at 12:00 noon. Currently celebrating its 5th successful year, Metal Queen Management (MQM) — owned and operated by Betty Dworatschek — is the promoter of MQMusicFest. Respected worldwide, MQM is a Toronto-based full-service music entertainment company specializing in the development and promotion of Canadian rock and metal music. Having earned an all-important “street cred” respectability, MQM has evolved to become a “one-stop shop” for the aspiring independent artists/bands, providing such services as artist management, performance bookings, promotional campaigns, public relations and legal consulting. MQM also involves itself in a wide range of activities, from judging/hosting radio competitions, to securing worldwide distribution deals.

In addition to the festival, a pre-party for participating sponsors, artists and fans will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2007, at the Rok Boutique, 200 Bathurst Street, Toronto.

Metal Queen Management
P.O. Box 47038, RPO 425
220 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON • M5B 2P9

www.metalqueenmgmt.ca
www.MQMusicfest.com

Betty Dworatschek
info@metalqueenmgmt.ca

Friday, July 27, 2007

STONY PLAIN'S E-MAIL NEWSLETTER # 41

Exciting news. First of all, right now TWO Stony Plain CDs are currently on Billboard's blues chart. Duke Robillard's "World Full of Blues" is at #7, and Maria Muldaur's "Naughty, Bawdy & Blue" is at a lucky #13. And at the same time, our very special Harry Manx and Kevin Breit CD ("In Good We Trust") is #2 on the Folk/Roots chart at Galaxie, CBC's continuous music channel. Secondly, we're proud to announce the release of "The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson." The first single is a wonderful version of Ian's best-known song "Four Strong Winds", by Canada's favourite roots-rock band, Blue Rodeo. And the summer is meant to be the quiet time around here!

HOLGER PETERSEN

Five New Releases From Stony Plain

VARIOUS ARTISTS: "THE GIFT: A TRIBUTE TO IAN TYSON" (SPCD 1322).

Featuring BLUE RODEO, JENNIFER WARNES, CHRIS HILLMAN, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, and many more. Released in Canada July 17, and in the US, via Koch Distribution, October 9.

MARIA MULDAUR: "NAUGHTY, BAWDY & BLUE" (SPCD 1319) Already released internationally. Currently #13 on Billboard's Blues Chart, and earning rave reviews.

DUKE ROBILLARD: "WORLD FULL OF BLUES" (SPCD 1323) Already released internationally. This week at #7 on Billboard's blues chart.

HARRY MANX & KEVIN BREIT: "IN GOOD WE TRUST" (SPCD 1320) Already released internationally.

VALDY & GARY FJELLGAARD: "CONTENDERS TWO: STILL IN THE RUNNING" (SPCD 1321) Released in Canada. A smashing follow-up to their first CD, "Contenders" (SPCD 1262). Simple, strong and sincere songs, shot through with the truth; an off-stage best-seller everywhere they play.

Koch Distribution to handle Stony Plain distribution in the U.S.

The purchase of Navarre Distribution by Koch Inc. means that Stony Plain's catalogue - with well over 100 active titles - will now be handled in the United States by a different distributor. Stony Plain's Holger Petersen said the move had been made easy. "We had talked with Koch in the past about handling the label in the U.S.; when the company acquired Navarre, which had been working with Stony Plain for four years, I got a call from Michael Koch. He laughted and said 'We always wanted to distribute Stony Plain, so we had to buy Navarre to make it possible.'" Petersen said he was happy that a number of the people at Navarre who had worked with Stony Plain are now with Koch. "The changeover has gone well, and we're delighted to work with a company that understands the roots music scene."

All-Star Tribute to Ian Tyson

Ian Tyson has been one of Canada's most distinctive songwriters for more than 40 years. Since the early '60s, he has created a spectacular body of work - and now a distinguished group of Canadian and American artists have recorded some of his classic songs for a tribute album in his honour. The first single from the CD is Blue Rodeo's rocking version of Tyson's best-known song, Four Strong Winds. The CD is available in Canada July 17, and in the U.S. on October 9.

"The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson," has been in the works for more than a year. Stony Plain Records' Holger Petersen and award-winning music journalist Peter North asked Tyson's friends, associates, admirers and one-time sidemen to contribute, and shepherded their songs through production. The response was both positive and immediate. Fifteen of Tyson's songs are performed by an all-star cast including Jennifer Warnes, one-time member of The Byrds Chris Hillman, Gordon Lightfoot, and rowdy Alberta renegade Corb Lund.Former musicians who have worked with Tyson over the years - David Rea, Stewart MacDougall, Amos Garrett, Cindy Church, Buddy Cage and Jeff Bradshaw - all contributed tracks. Other participants, in addition to Blue Rodeo, include Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Good Brothers, The McDades and Tom Russell. Tyson, who marks his 75th birthday next year, continues to run the Tyson Ranch in the foothills of the Rockies south of Calgary, and tours in Canada and the U.S., playing some 75 concerts a year. He's a member of the Juno Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Order of Canada.Said producer Peter North, longtime music writer for the Edmonton Journal and music director of Alberta's CKUA radio network: "Tyson's songs cross a musical landscape that includes the folk revival of the '60s, the birth of country rock, hardcore honkytonk music and his own chosen place as a spokesperson for cowboy culture." "A tribute to Ian, who is certainly not ready to call it a day on the ranch, has definitely been in order for some time now."

Tyson tribute track listing: 1. Four Strong Winds Blue Rodeo 2. MC Horses Corb Lund 3. Blue Mountains of Mexico Jennifer Warnes 4. What Does She See Chris Hillman 5. Red Velvet Gordon Lightfoot 6. The Gift David Rea 7. Range Delivery Cindy Church 8. Smuggler's Cove The McDades 9. Some Kind of Fool Amos Garrett 10. Old Cheyenne Tom Russell 11. Someday Soon The Circus in Flames with Buddy Cage 12. Will James Ramblin' Jack Elliott 13. You're Not Alone Anymore Stewart MacDougall 14. Summer Wages The Good Brothers 15. Moondancer Jeff Bradshaw
(Bonus Track: Interview with Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Buddy Cage)

Rave reviews for Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healey, and Harry Manx & Kevin Breit

MARIA MULDAUR: NAUGHTY BAWDY AND BLUE: THE RAVES CONTINUE"

'Naughty, Bawdy & Blue' is the third installment in a series of exceptional albums that Maria Muldaur has recorded for Stony Plain in tribute to the pioneering blues artists of the 1920s and '30s. Collaborating here with James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band, Muldaur turns in absolutely wonderful renditions of sassy, double-entendre-rich songs like Victoria Spivey's 'One Hour Mama' and Alberta Hunter's 'Early Every Morn.' Among the set's highlights is an absolutely delicious duet with Bonnie Raitt on Sippie Wallace's 'Separation Blues.' Five stars." - Mike Regenstreif, Montreal Gazette

"Maria Muldaur's series of old-time blues and jazz releases for the Stony Plain imprint concludes with this appropriately titled set. Muldaur sure has the pipes and integrity for this - alternatively playful, sexy and downtrodden, and these dozen tracks find her inspired both by the strong, occasionally humorous material and the superb backing musicians in James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band. "There is no attempt to modernize these classic vaudeville and Dixieland era tunes; rather the intent is to be true to the original style with acoustic backing played in, and with, the spirit that made them so popular in their day. "It's a fun, frisky and enlightening ride from a vocalist who has always promoted this music mixed in with her other styles, and an album that leaves the listener anticipating a follow-up. - Hal Horowitz, www.amazon.com

"On 'Naughty, Bawdy & Blue,' Muldaur wraps herself in 'red hot mama' finery, which looks as good on her as on Mae West curled on a velvet divan. Muldaur eats it all up and sings it back, her voice a husky bravado, her phrasing dripping with blues and playful sensuality. "Compare her performance with that of Bonnie Raitt, her duo partner on 'Separation Blues': Raitt is great, but Muldaur has found her place deep in the beckoning bosom of this music." - Bob Doerschuk, No Depression. July/August.

DUKE ROBILLARD: HITTING THE TOP OF HIS GAME

"Progressing from a Roomful of Blues to a World Full of Blues, Robillard's all-killer-no-filler double disc takes you deep into the guitar ace's heart, soul and mind. Playing all the stuff that's meaningful to him, you follow the path and have no regrets. This is a veteran ace just hitting the top of his game after a career already full of high points." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Recap, June

"Veteran blues guitarist Duke Robillard latest release 'World Full of Blues' seems like a long life wish of the Duke. Mr. Robillard's intention was to record a set of music that touches upon nearly all the areas of blues and blues related music - the result is a great success. "Grammy nominee Robillard succeeds in making a double CD which keeps fascinating and swinging for the full 115 (!!!) minute length of the CDs. If you like blues music and you are not a so-called purist this is an album that has to be in your collection." - Ton Wanton, www.triplerblues.com, Holland

JEFF HEALEY HITS ONE OUTTA THE PARK

"Trad jazz often feels like another lap around the block- old songs, old arrangements, old-fashioned cheer. Chris Barber, a graceful musician with some growl in his trombone, has run that race for 50 years and won it a few times. His guest appearance here rounds out a band that builds on the Hot Club as much as the Big Easy, and completes Healey's own transformation from blind blues guitarist to trumpet king." - Tom Hull, The Village Voice, NY, reviewing "It's Tight Like That" by Jeff Healey & The Jazz Wizards (SPCD-1314)

HARRY MANX & KEVIN BREIT: A MATCH MADE IN GUITAR HEAVEN?

"'In Good We Trust' is the second installment of the occasional collaboration betwixt Canadian string-slingers Kevin Breit (who leads the Sisters Euclid and plays with Norah Jones) and Harry Manx (who has a fine catalog of world-beat blues solo albums). "The emphasis here is not on technical virtuosity. There's plenty of that, mind you, especially when Breit spins off a jazzy solo or Manx mans his mohan veena (a sort of Indian slide guitar). But the collection is all about songs and what each man can bring to them, from the banjo/slide mandolin duets on 'Better Man's Waltz' to the mysterious vibes on 'Death Have Mercy' to Manx's homemade cigar box slide on a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm on Fire.' And that's not mentioning Manx's warm singing throughout. "This is roots music made by musicians who respect tradition but don't define themselves by it, making 'In Good We Trust" a constant delight." - Michael Toland, www.Communitylivejournal.com/highbias

"There's no other way to describe this union of Canada's two most strikingly unorthodox string wielders than by calling it a match made in guitar heaven. It was bound to happen, although most assumed the fates would delay the confab by a few years. "The great news is that 'In Good We Trust' fulfills one's anticipations from the opening. While eight of the 11 tracks are vocals, the hypnotic interweaving of an armada of stringed instruments is so effortless it would be an appropriate Freudian slip to call the protagonists Harry Breit and Kevin Manx. "So kick back, find your favorite relaxing place, and treat yourself to one of the most sublime listens this side of the Himalayas." - Gary Tate, Jazz Report ________________________________________

Memorial service in UK for Long John Baldry

A memorial service for the late Long John Baldry is to be held at St. Lawrence's Church, Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, London, at noon on Sunday July 22. Melanie Baldry, John's sister-inlaw, writes: "We would not wish to think that anyone who may like to attend was not aware of the service being held." John's long involvement with Stony Plain Records is something that everyone with the label - as well as his fans around the world - treasures deeply. He was indeed a legendary singer; a unique, witty, eccentric, and loveable person. He will always be missed.

Stony Plain news notes: Jeff Healey, Harry Manx, Corb Lund

Great Canadian Blues Award Harry Manx is the winner of the 16th annual Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award. It's a lifetime achievement award voted on by the listeners of Saturday Night Blues, the long-running CBC blue show.

Corb Lund honoured by COCA Corb Lund has been honoured by the Canadian Organization for Campus Activities (COCA) with the Contemporary Music Recording Award. This is the first time the award has gone to a non-rock artist - previous winners include Theory of a Deadman, The Trews, and Sam Roberts.

Honour for Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey will receive an honorary licentiate from Conservatory Canada, London, Ontario, in celebration of a new jazz syllabus. The licentiate is Conservatory Canada's equivalent of an honorary degree. The award ceremony will take place on November 10 at the London Public Library's Wolf Performance Hall. Healey's being recognized for his extensive knowledge of classic jazz, and for his work as trumpeter and guitarist within the idiom as leader of his ensemble the Jazz Wizards. Healey is also recognized by Conservatory Canada as an excellent role model for their students. Previous honourees include pianist Oscar Peterson and soprano Mary Lou Falls (Toronto).

Reach Out to Stony Plain

Check the new Stony Plain website to buy music, check the back catalogue, get bio information on our artists, and read news from past newsletters:

www.stonyplainrecords.com/web

o Snail-mail goes to P.O. Box 861, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2L8, Canada
o Phone: (780) 468-6423
o FAX: (780) 465-8941.
o Write to Stony Plain's head man, Holger Petersen, via e-mail at holger@stonyplainrecords.com

o The man in our too-busy stock room is Peter Chapman. Mail orders, web enquiries, occasional coffee making - this guy does it all!

If you want off this list, need media information, review or airplay copies, etc., please get in touch with newsletter editor Richard Flohil: rflohil@sympatico.ca, or (416) 351-1323.
ROB TOGNONI - FREE MP3 FROM CAPITAL WAH CD

Hi, All.

I hope the summer is treating you well...it's raining here in Aachen, but hopefully that will clear up soon!

There is a free MP3 from the Capital Wah CD - "Shoot To Kill" - to those who do not [yet] have the CD. I hope you enjoy it! You will find it on the music page:

www.robtognoni.com/music.htm

On my quest to make my music as available as possible, I have made 3 CDs available for the best deal & shipping rates possible. You can check it out by heading here:

www.robtognoni.com/order_form.htm

I'll now leave you now in peace to enjoy the rest of the summer! :-)

Take care.

Kind Regards,

Rob

www.robtognoni.com

Endorsee of:

www.behringer.com
www.bugera-amps.com
www.sign-guitars.de
www.soundfoundation.de
40TH ANNUAL SIMCOE ROTARY FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL - AUG. 4-6/07



S I M C O E R O T A R Y F R I E N D S H I P F E S T I V A L

Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival & Norfolk Arts Centre present

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY

1st Annual Comedy Night!

Sat Aug 4 at 8 pm. Simcoe Composite School Auditorium, Norfolk and Wilson St., Simcoe, ON. Tickets $25.00
Contact the Lighthouse Festival Box Office 888-779-7703 or the Haldimand-Norfolk Information Centre at 1-800-267-9434

40th Annual Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival - August 4, 5, 6th 2007

Wellington Park - Downtown, Norfolk Street & Bonnie Drive

www.simcoerotaryfriendshipfestival.com

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THE BLUFFS GALLERY - ART EXHIBITION - JULY 26-AUG. 7/07



A Canadian Journey
featuring the Artwork of
Valerie Russell, Ana Maria Jurpik, Linda Mackey
an exhibition of work from the artists' journeys to the Arctic and other northern Canadian destinations.
July 26 - August 7, 2007
Opening Reception - Friday, July 27, 6-8 pm
Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
Please visit the artists and thier work online:
Valerie Russell - www.galleryvallery.com
Linda Mackey - www.lindamackey.com

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- NEW CDs FROM GLOBAL RECORDING ARTISTS (GRA)




CROSSROADS - UPCOMING GIGS

Saturday, July 28th The Crossroads Band will boogie The Tour De Terrace in Mountlake Terrace, WA. The band plays from 2:00 to 3:40pm. This is a nice street fair and a free event. Come on down and join the fun!
http://www.tourdeterrace.org/

Sunday, July 29th Crossroads will rock one of our favorite spots, The Spar, in Old Town Tacoma, 2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA, 253-627-8215. The patrons dig the music, the place has good food and good brews, too. We hope you can join us. The band plays from 7-10pm. www.the-spar.com/index.html

Saturday August 4th Crossroads will be included at a great blues festival as part of the Snoqualmie Railroad Days festivities. Crossroads performs at 8:15 pm. This has all the makings of a great time, with six bands throughout the day. www.railroaddays.com/index.html

Have a great weekend, and we hope you can make it for one of these cool gigs.

The Crossroads Band web site: http://www.crossroadsblues.net/

John Lee
seattleblues@comcast.net
BILLBOARD ARTICLE ON SOPHIE MILLMAN

By Larry Leblanc (LJLE@aol.com)

Before you read my current Billboard article on singer Sophie Millman, I'd like to highly recommend--as a fan-- the new Dualtone album, "Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash." Fusion III is distributing this remarkable album in Canada. Over the years there are classic old timey albums released that music fans from all ages and diverse musical backgrounds have embraced. This includes Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1972 album, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", as well as the 2000 soundtrack "O Brother Where Art Thou."

"Anchored in Love" should be considered in that context. It lovingly showcases the heritage and musical times of June Carter Cash, beginning with renditions of Carter Family classics like "Wildwood Flower"--a stunning performance by Loretta Lynn, as well as "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", recorded by Ralph Stanley, and a flat out beautiful reading of "Keep On The Sunny Side" by Brad Paisley (boy, I didn't know his range before this). Got your attention so far? How about Elvis Costello nailing down "Ring of Fire" and the beautiful and spiritual "Song To John", recorded by Emmy Lou Harris? There are also soulful tracks by Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow with Nelson ("If I Were A Carpenter"), and Billy Bob Thorton and the Peasall Sisters. Naturally, both Carlene Carter and Roseanne Cash are on hand for some beautiful music moments. I can't imagine this album not earning a Grammy next year. Still, I hope more people find out about it and tell others. Millions of others.

Larry--------------------

FROM RUSSIA (VIA CANADA) WITH JAZZ AND SOPHIE MILLMAN

July 07, 2007

BILLBOARD

Jazz Vocalist Transforms A Diverse Repertoire

LARRY LEBLANC

Jazz vocalist Sophie Millman reckons her sophomore album reflects "all of the turbulence, transformations and drama" in her life. And there's been plenty: The 24-year-old, widely tipped locally as the next major jazz artist to emerge from Canada, was born in Ufa, Russia—on the slopes of the Ural Mountains—but her family immigrated to Haifa, Israel, when she was 7. At 16, Millman was uprooted again when the family moved to Canada. Toronto-based Linus Entertainment released Millman's self-titled debut in Canada in 2004. Since then, she has balanced a music career's demands with studying at university for a commerce degree, which she will finish in June 2008. Millman managed to fit in headlining shows throughout North America, Mexico, Japan and Europe following her debut's release.

"It's been tough", she says. "I was learning my craft under incredible pressure. Meanwhile, I wrote essays on buses, cars and planes." Jazz CJRT Toronto music director/OM Brad Barker notes that Millman's approach is "less blues-based" than that of many other jazz singers, citing "the Eastern European flair she brings to her music." The June 19 Canadian release of her new album, "Make Someone Happy", on Linus/Universal Music precedes an Aug. 28 U.S. release through Koch. In Japan, JVC released the album June 16. New York-based Koch Records VP of jazz/adult music Chuck Mitchell calls Millman "a sensationally beautiful woman with poise and sophistication beyond her years [who] selects repertoire that is interesting and diverse." Mitchell says Koch will service the album to "core [U.S.] jazz and selected NPR stations" during July. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Millman's debut has sold 18,400 units in Canada and 11,000 in the United States. Linus president George Kulawick says Japanese sales on JVC total 30,000 units. Millman handles her own management with partner Casey Chisick and Kulawick, and is booked by S.L. Feldman & Associates. A June 10-city Canadian tour precedes U.S. shows Aug. 20-28. Three years after the debut, "I was itching to make another record", Millman says. "Make Someone Happy," produced by Toronto-based Steve MacKinnon, continues its predecessor's all-covers approach, placing standards like the title track alongside "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" from "Fiddler on the Roof" and Canadian pop-rock act The Guess Who's 1969 hit "Undun."

"The last line in 'Undun' is, 'Too many lives to lead and not enough time'", Millman says. "That's all about me."
LIMESTONE CITY BLUES FESTIVAL

The website has been updated with the 2007 schedule.

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RITA CHIARELLI - END OF JULY 2007 NEWSLETTER

hey everyone...it has been a while...lots has gone on and IS going on....so here we go...

one of the highlights of the past few months has been my concert with Jane Bunnett...GLOBAL DIVAS....it played on CBC radio 2 on july 1st...can still be heard online...cbc radio2..CANADA_LIVE...itwas a great night!

BUT I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT ARE COMING...!

i will be playing in toronto...aug.29th @ "THE COURTHOUSE"...a new amazing venue here in the big 'smoke'....57 Adelaide St...phone for advance tickets and reservations...416-214-9379...or just come on down on aug.29th...i will be with george koller and papa john king...doing new original music...basically 'road testing' some tunes we plan to record soon..! more details on my website...

the really BIG news is that, on NOVEMBER 14TH, i will be performing and RECORDING a cd with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra... @ THE THUNDER BAY COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM'...this is exciting news, friends..! the project/cd is called 'UPTOWN GOES DOWNTOWN TONIGHT'...we will be mainly performing my blues tunes...email me for a pdf file for purchasing advance copies of the cd...also...if you are in the area..to the concert...i've never done 'advance purchasing' before...but this is the biggest project ever...and my most expensive 'back up band'...so getting sales in advance is appreciated...thanks so much...'til soon...

rita chiarelli

www.ritachiarelli.com
MASSEY HALL/ROY THOMSON HALL - 07/08 SEASON PREVIEW!

SPIRITUAL SOUNDS OF CENTRAL ASIA:
NOMADS, MYSTICS AND TROUBADOURS

Friday, October 12, 2007, at 8 PM / Roy Thomson Hall

Tickets now on sale: $69.50 - $29.50
Call: 416 872 4255 / Online: www.roythomson.com /
In person: Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe, Toronto, ON

The performers come from the remote, mountain-ringed region of Central Asia that had been under Soviet domination for more than 70 years. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the region has experienced a resurgence of ancient musical traditions. Performers include the Alim Oasimov Ensemble, the Badakhshan Ensemble, and The Bardic Divas.

MARIZA

Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 8 PM / Massey Hall

Tickets now on sale: $59.50 to $39.50
Call: 416 872 4255 / Online: www.masseyhall.com /
In person: Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe, Toronto, ON

“When Mariza sings, time stands still.” (BBC Radio) Hailed as Portugal’s reigning ambassador of fado, Mariza returns to Massey Hall this fall after her sold-out concert here two years ago. With her mesmerizing contralto and a series of acclaimed recordings, the Mozambique-born, Lisbon-raised Mariza has quickly achieved international star status and brought the art form of fado (Portugal’s brand of soulful blues) to a world-wide audience.

For more information, visit www.mariza.org/english.html or www.mariza.org/index.html
Co-presented with Small World Music Society.

THE CHIEFTAINS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JIMMY RANKIN

Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at 8 PM / Massey Hall

Tickets now on sale to RTH/MH FRIENDSFIRST

Tickets on sale to the Public on Friday, June 22, at 10 AM: $69.50 - $45.50

Call: 416 872 4255 / Online: www.masseyhall.com /
In person: Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe

The Chieftains are, without question, the world’s most popular Irish band. For more than four decades, they have been captivating audiences around the world with the many delights of traditional Irish music, with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. They return to Massey Hall for their first local appearance since their sold-out St. Patrick’s Day concert at Massey Hall on March 17, 2005.
An RBI Production.

SHAOLIN WARRIORS: The Kung Fu Monks of China

Wednesday, November 21, and Thursday, November 22, at 8 PM / Massey Hall

Tickets on sale to RTH/MH FRIENDSFIRST Wednesday, June 20

Tickets on sale to the Public on Thursday, June 28, at 10 AM: $59.50 - $39.50
Call: 416 872 4255 / Online: www.masseyhall.com /
In person: Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at King & Simcoe, Toronto, ON

“…Makes for a dazzling spectacle…” (The Toronto Star) In a fully choreographed theatrical production, the Shaolin Warriors bring the remarkable skill, stunning movement and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu to stages throughout the world. Performed by the Buddhist monks of the Shaolin Temple, a sect that has become known around the world for its disciplined spiritualism and deadly martial-arts prowess, the production features many forms of Shaolin Kung Fu as well as a look at the daily temple life of the monks and their Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Co-presented with Jeff Parry Promotions.

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Hey, Blues Fans!

Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies! has THREE big shows this weekend...!

Friday, July 27 @ Jazzbones in Tacoma - 9pm -

***CD RELEASE PARTY FOR OUR NEW CD, "BIG CITY BLUES"

Saturday, July 28 @ Jazz In The Valley (KV Realty parking lot) in Ellensburg, WA - 9 pm
Sunday, July 29 @ Pier 57 (Fisherman's Restaurant) in Seattle, WA - 2 pm

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Daniel Lanois - Press Release

PRESS RELEASE - July 25, 2007

Contact: Jean-Paul Gauthier (905) 383-4005


DANIEL LANOIS

in association with the Toronto International Film Festival®

is proud to present

The World Premiere of his Debut Feature Length Film:

“HERE IS WHAT IS”

September 2007

Toronto International Film Festival®


"The mystery of the recording studio is what keeps me coming back. Many rewards have come to me through this laboratory. It is my temple, my domain, my frustration and my love. But most importantly, it is my place of innovation. The ultimate drug for me is the ever slippery creative process. My greatest joy in this has come from my associations - the creative, musical and lyrical minds that I've been lucky to work with through years of record making. A friend recently suggested that I turn on a camera and try to capture the elusive process. Adam Vollick followed me around the studio to see if we could unveil some of the mystery.”

Daniel Lanois

“Here Is What Is” is a sonic, filmic, journey to unique and captivating places from the last year and a half of Lanois’ life. The camera work is classic, uninterrupted and deadly committed. The film opens with a magical performance on the piano by Canada 's national treasure, Garth Hudson. The film includes moments of Lanois philosophizing with his old friend Brian Eno during an exotic visit to Morocco , where the Eno Lanois production team has been working with Irish friends, U2. Lanois also travels to the birthplace of the groove - the Deep South, Shreveport , Louisiana and sits in with Brian Blade at the Zion Baptist Church where a roaring rendition of "This May Be The Last Time" is delivered by Brian's father, Brady Blade Sr.

Lanois' psychedelic past continues to haunt him throughout the film as the hyper-realism of the in-studio documentation is contrasted by moments of wild fantasia. The heart dedicated to verite is also hungry for the unknown. Lanois also invites us into his studio to look over his shoulder at a mix being performed live, while he explains his moves and the musical reasons for making them. He explains how he stumbled into being a record producer, naively, through his love of music.

“Here Is What Is” is arguably the best rock-n-roll film of 2007 with guest appearances by Garth Hudson, Brian Blade, Eno, U2, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Neville, Billy Bob Thorton and maybe even Sinead O'Connor.

A full festival schedule will be announced on August 28, 2007. For more information on how to purchase tickets please call (416) 968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM or visit www.tiff07.ca.

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Please scroll down for the following items:

· Film Credits
· Biography

Please visit www.daniellanois.com/hereiswhatis for the following items:

· High Resolution Photographs
· Trailer of “Here Is What Is” (beta sp version available upon request)

To arrange an interview with Daniel Lanois and to obtain a betacam sp of the trailer of “Here Is What Is”, please send request and credentials via email to:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment
jpg@hamiltonmusicawards.com
Office: (905) 383-4005 Cell: (905) 719-9612


“HERE IS WHAT IS”

FILM CREDITS:

Filmmakers:

Adam Vollick
Daniel Lanois
Adam Samuels

Edited by:

Adam Vollick

All Music by Daniel Lanois

Additional Creations:

Bob Lanois
Jennifer Tipoulow

Guest Appearances:

Brady Blade Sr.
Brian Blade
Carolina Cerisola
Brain Eno
Emmylou Harris
Garth Hudson
Willie Nelson
Aaron Neville
Sinead O’Connor
Billy Bob Thorton
U2


Daniel Lanois

This first time film maker originally from Quebec is finally responding to what people have been asking him to do for thirty years, which is to show the creative process of his work in the recording studio. Mr. Lanois, one of Canada 's musical exports is the recipient of ten Grammy awards and five Juno awards. In a quiet way, he has helped to catapult the careers of many of our favourite artists to high artistic commercial places including U2: "The Joshua Tree", "The Unforgettable Fire", "Achtung Baby", "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb", "All That You Can't Leave Behind", Bob Dylan: "Oh Mercy", "Time Out of Mind", Peter Gabriel: "So", "Us", "Birdie", Neville Brothers, "Yellow Moon", Brian Eno: Apollo", "Music For Films II", "On Land", "The Pearl", "Plateaux Of Mirror", Luscious Jackson: "Fever In Fever Out", Emmylou Harris: "Wrecking Ball", Willie Nelson: "Teatro", Scott Weiland: "12 Bar Blues", "Slingblade" Soundtrack, Daniel Lanois: "Acadie", "Beauty of Wynona", "Shine", "Rockets", "Belladonna" and Robbie Robertson: "Robbie Robertson".

Technology is easy to measure but heart and soul is not. Lanois has ridden the constant wave of change and finds himself right back where he started embracing passion and people. The people in the room have always been his power and his contagious commitment is still his vital ingredient. What drives people is what interests Lanois; he doesn't like to talk about it because it might then disappear.

www.daniellanois.com

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pearl's Musical Progeny
Braeden Alexander Reade (2-1/2 years old)

Singer Emily Rose Reade

Dr. Zygaboo