A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A BETTER WORLD/WINTERFOLK FEST SEEKING ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
Follow Up Report - Benefit Concert For African Drought Relief a Great Success
The Association of Artists for A Better World and the Delta Chelsea Hotel - joined forces to raise funds for this urgent cause for African Drought Relief.
The concert on Tuesday, August 16 included local artists who donated their time and talent in the hopes of bringing aid to the starving population in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa.
Concerned artists donated their time and talent to put on a stellar performance – and special thanks to those who waited several hours to play – Brent Titcombe, David Celia, Laura Fernandez, Tony Springer, John Jackson, Tony Quarrington, Sue and Dwight, Mr. Rick, Peter Wildman, Howard Gladstone, Shrimp Daddy, Brian Pickard, Bruce Palait, Brian Blain, Ginger St. James, Steve Raiken,Chris Bennett, Roger Zuraw, Glen Hornblast, Bela Ray, Clayton Doley, Zuviri, Carlin Toif, Nick Scarf, Brian Gladstone, and more.
Spotlight This Month - Brian Gladstone - Founder of A Better World
Typically choosing to remain behind the scenes, Brian Gladstone is under the spotlight as this month's featured story.
Written by Paul Rawski of Humber College Radio.
Driven by a strong passion for music, and aspiration for a peaceful healthy planet, Brian has accomplished more in just a few years than most have in a lifetime.
Brian has positively touched the lives of many people throughout his adventures as a master finger-style guitar player, active touring singer-songwriter, music producer, founder and organizer of 'The Association of Artists for a Better World', as well as devoting much of his energy to raising his three children as a single parent.
Artist Opportunity - Live Tracks Wanted for Our Next Compilation CD
Raw Stage Energy Beats Studio Polish!
The Association of Artists for a Better World, is a non-profit organization devoted to improving our planet through artistic expression. The most real music and best messages emanate live from the stage and cannot be reproduced in the studio, regardless of the electronic effects and digital wizardry.
The Association of Artists for a Better World is currently looking for 8 Sonicbids artists for its 12th compilation CD and inaugural volume of "Live From the Stage".
Still Available - 3 New CDs Launched - Play And Media Copies Available
Protest Songs For A Better World - Vol IV - Protest music has been around since as long as there have been songs, as early history records minstrels singing laments and story songs describing the underside of the human condition.
Songs For A Better Planet - Vol. IV - Making the world a better place is a laudable goal, but finding the appropriate way to direct your energies to that end is an often complicated and confusing quest.
Songs To Laugh Your Ass Off - If laughter is the best medicine, you’ll want to take a lot of repeat doses of this rootsy international collection of alternately amusing, cute, hilarious and even ridiculous songs by ten different songwriters.
Request Play and Review Copies Still Available On Request at
December 1, 2011 – The Blues Of Winterfolk - 8:00 pm - A Special Evening Featuring a preview of Blues Artists appearing at Winterfolk.
December 10, 2011 – Winterfolk Preview at the Moonshine Cafe - 8:00 pm - Details to Be Advised
February 17, 2012 – Winterfolk X Blues and Roots Festival Day 1 - 7:00 pm - Details to be advised
February 18, 2012 – Winterfolk X Blues and Roots Festival Day 2 - 1:00 pm - Details to be advised
February 19, 2012 – Winterfolk X Blues and Roots Festival Day 3 - 1:00 pm - Details to be advised
About A Better World
The Association of Artists for A Better World operates as non-profit organization, registered in 2004, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We have no paid staff, no full time employees, and are fueled by an army of volunteers.
The Music is The Message
To Encourage, Engage, Inform, Involve, Organize, Support and Showcase by creating opportunities and situations for artists to change the world through their art form.