Saturday, November 03, 2012


1) Terra Hazelton (Anybody’s Baby) – “Anybody’s Baby” (5:14)
2) Little Miss Higgins (Junction City) – “Liar, Liar” (5:14)
3) Kathleen Edwards (Voyageur) – “Chameleon/Comedian” (4:42)
4) Shelly Rann (w/ Chip Martin) [indie mp3] – “Love Is All” (4:06) (comp’d by TJ Way)
5) Tara Holloway (Sins to Confess) – “The Bottom” (4:07)
6) Amanda Rheaume (Light of Another Day) – “Open Door” (3:45)

Great Big Rock Jam Report

If you or someone you know is mourning the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends Canada, Newfoundland Branch, holds an informal gathering of support for bereaved parents on the third Thursday of each month.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Health Sciences Centre, in Room 2J619.  For more information, email

Canadian musician Bill Bourne is definitely no slacker.  His latest CD, Songs from a Gypsy Caravan, has barely seen the light of day, and he’s now got a brand-new project with Tippy Agogo being released this week on the Busted Flat Records label, calling itself Amoeba Collective.  Bill and Tippy, both famously bohemian, previously collaborated as Nerkelwerks.  With Amoeba Collective, they are joined by guitarist Madagascar Slim, pianist Tom Mennier, drummer Michelle Josef (of Hey Stella), and bassist Donato Scipioni.  The project is described in the Sarah French Publicity press release as “An organic rendition of Blues, Rock, World Beat, with a Dash of Hip-Hop and Country”.

Brownsville Station, who recorded the original version of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” (before Aerosmith covered it), has a brand-new release, as well, appropriately entitled Still Smokin’.

Canada’s The Donefors are heading out on tour this month with their literally titled “Award-Winning Album”.  Beginning on November 7, they’ll be at Brutopia in Montreal, followed immediately afterwards by four dates in NB, i.e. Le Vieux Poele in Edmundston, Shiretown Publicans in Hampton, The Capital in Fredericton, and Plan B in Moncton.  On November 12, they’ll be at Gus’s Pub in Halifax, after which they head back east to the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa, Gallaghers in Hamilton, Paddy’s in Sarnia, and then at the Music Awards Ceremony in Hamilton, ON, on November 17.

Erin Costelo and guitarist Clive MacNutt had to reschedule their trip from Halifax to St. John’s last week due to nasty weather, but hopefully they will get here soon.

Vicky Hynes will be presenting the 12th annual Feast of Cohen at the Arts and Culture Centre on December 28 and 29, so you’d best get your tickets soon.  The event will feature NL artists, such as Colleen Power (also our News Director here at CHMR), Des Walsh, Jill Porter, Bryan Hennessey, Sean and Geoff Panting, Sandy Morris, Jenny Gear, Liz Solo, Mark Bragg, Lori Cooper, Katie Baggs, Neil Conway, Boomer Stamp, and, of course, Vicky Hynes herself, performing the songs of Leonard Cohen.  Speaking of Katie Baggs, she scooped up the 2012 MusicNL award for female artist of the year, Mark Bragg won for alternative artist/group of the year, and Sandy Morris won for best side musician.

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with more “Iron Maidens”, a program comprised of music composed and/or recorded by women determined to succeed in the industry alongside their male peers.  Playlist selections include male-female duos or ensembles comprised of both genders.

7) Jeff Menteer (w/ Stacy Jones) (The Nature of My Dreams)
 – “The Great Mystery That Surrounds Us” (4:55)
8) Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket (Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket) – “Black Cloud Joe” (3:31)
9) Dalannah Gail Bowen (Them Menz) – “Them Menz” (5:17)
10) Pamela Morgan (7 Years) – “Stay” (3:48)
11) Nicole Taylor (Ambiguosexual) – “The End” (1:15)
12) Sue Foley (Queen Bees – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning Boogie” (1:45)

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