Archive for August, 2011

Filed Under (Eaglewood, music, podcast) by Sean on August-25-2011

Last month my family attended the Canmore Folk Festival.  This is part 2 of a showcase concert put on by U22 productions on  July 29 at The Communitea Cafe in Canmore.  U22 is a non profit organization dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of Albertan performers under the age of 22.

Performers featured this episode:

The Doll Sisters are a sister duo who write and perform haunting old-country inspired songs with tight harmonies accompanied by guitar, fiddle and mandolin.

Braden Gates is a champion fiddle player, but he is also an adept fingerstyle guitar player and accomplished storyteller/songwriter.

Samantha and Emily Schultz are sisters from Edmonton with rich voices, and a knack for writing catchy, folk flavoured pop songs.

Scenic Route to Alaska are a folk-blues-rock trio from Edmonton.

 

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, music, podcast) by Sean on August-17-2011

Last month my family attended the Canmore Folk Festival.  While we were there I spent alot of time with my friend Rhea March who founded U22 productions.  U22 is a non profit organization dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of Albertan performers under the age of 22.  On Friday July 29, The Communitea Cafe in Canmore hosted a showcase concert featuring several young performers.  I recorded that concert and will feature the concert recordings in the next 2 podcast episodes.

Performers featured this episode:

Layton Kramer- 16 year old songwriter from Canmore Alberta

Dean Kheroufi is a 16 year old wizard with a 6 string bass and a looping pedal.

The Command Sisters are 13 and 16 year old sisters who have recently landed a development deal in Nashville.  With their catchy melodies and tight harmonies they are an act to watch out for.

Michah Turchet is a 16 year old “country boy” from small town Alberta who has undertaken to master flamenco guitar and he’s well on his way.

Next episode will feature the conclusion of the U22 showcase with performances by  The Doll Sisters, Braden Gates, Samantha and Emily Schultz and Scenic Route to Alaska.

 

You can leave comments on the blog, send me an email to ductapeguy at hotmail dot com or join the For The Sake of the Song Podcast group on Facebook.

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Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Sean on August-1-2011

 

I first saw the Breakmen performing at a little stage behind the booths in the middle of the midway at the Edmonton Capital City Exhibition in 2006.  Their tight harmonies and obvious respect for bluegrass, country and roots music delighted me from the first song.    It was my pleasure to interview Ben, Matt and Lee at the Mariposa Folk Festival last summer.

 

Music:

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

Play Me Another One  © The Breakmen

Belong to that Band

Km 19 © The Breakmen

Links:  Find the Breakmen on Facebook MyspaceYoutube, and Sonicbids.

 

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I only captured a part of the Breakmen and Deep Dark Wood’s powerful rendition of Belong to that Band at Mariposa 2010.  Fortunately someone else got it on video and they posted it on their youtube channel.