Archive for January, 2009

Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-30-2009

Makeda Taylor

I first became aware of Makeda Taylor through her many uses of social media and youtube videos to build up a fan base for her music. Makeda is a multi-instrumentalist (keyboards and guitars) with a great big warm voice. She bridges musical genres from pop to folk to gospel to hip-hop. You can find her on the web at makedataylor.com and at viralindie.com.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Borrowed Time (© Makeda Taylor)

Prodigal (© Makeda Taylor)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on January-13-2009

Photo credit: Dean Palmer (thescenario.com)

Tannis Slimmon has been an important part of the Ontario folk music community for many years.  I recorded her and her partner  Lewis Melville playing late at night on what turned out to be the last night of the Twisted Pines Festival.  The room where we were talking quickly turned into a jam with many of the festival performers the legendary Garth Hudson on accordion.  It wasn’t until several months later that I was able to sit down with her in her kitchen to record the rest of the interview.  Enjoy

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

There’s a Lift (© Tannis Slimmon)

Earnest, Charlie and Allen (© Tannis Slimmon)

Underground Railroad (© Tannis Slimmon)

Tannis has a busy winter touring around Ontario,  with couple of gigs in my area including my favorite Orillia Folk Society.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 7:30pm
Tickets:
$10 ($5 for underemployed or unemployed)
McArthur Hall Auditorium
Union St. at Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
“Come On Up” – a concert of uplifting music.
Tannis is honoured to be the guest artist of the 120 voice Open Voices Community Choir, lead by the amazing director Andy Rush.
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Doors open at 6:45pm for the Bistro

Show starts at 7:30pm

(dinner and LCBO available)

For info about tickets and supper, click here

Swanmore Hall
(in Stephen Leacock’s historic home)
50 Museum Drive
Orillia, ON
(905) 877-3700

For more info:
Call (519) 259-0157

or E-mail the Folk Society

Orillia Folk Society’s
Friday Folk Concert Series
Tannis will be joined by Lewis Melville.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2009 @ 8:00pm House concert
Tottenham, ON

E-mail: Songwriter’s showcase for more details.

Tannis will be joined by Lewis Melville.

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