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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, podcast, Simcoe County, Stellula Music, twistedpines) by Sean on October-24-2010

Kim Wempe is a Halifax based singer-songwriter, who grew up in Saskatchewan.  She won the 2010 East Coast Music Association Rising Star Award. She has just released her new album, Painting with Tides.

Ian Foster is a musician and writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

He was a finalist for the International Songwriting Competition, 5-time MusicNL Award nominee, and ECMA (East Coast Music Award) nominee for “2008 Pop Recording of the Year.”

I spoke with Ian and Kim on a warm August afternoon during the Atlantic Challenge in Midland, Ontario.  Their performances were sponsored by Stellula Music in the Schools.

Songs:

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

My Heart’s Grave  ©Kim Wempe.

Sparrow ©Ian Foster.

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast, twistedpines) by Sean on February-28-2009

Noah Zacharin by Matthew Wiley

Noah Zacharin is a Toronto based poet, songwriter and troubadour in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.  I  sat down with him at  the Twisted Pines Festival.

Songs:

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

Tom Morrow (© Noah Zacharin)

In the Heather (© Noah Zacharin)

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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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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County, twistedpines) by Sean on November-15-2008


The Wye River Band with the Legendary Garth Hudson.

Taivi Lobu and Garth Douglas are the principal songwriters for the The Wye River Band. I sat down with them at the end of the Twisted Pines Festival.

Songs:

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

Wye River Waltz (© Garth Douglas)

Get on Home(© Taivi Lobu)

Beds and Boots(© Sean McGaughey)

Sunset Pendulum (© Willie P. Bennett)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, twistedpines) by Sean on September-15-2008

Wild Turkeys

On the afternoon of May 15, the Wild Turkey Outfit performed at my school for 300+ appreciative children and their teachers. They wowed the children with their down-home charm and their tight blugrass and western harmonies.

Afterwards, I was also able to interview them for For the Sake of the Song.

Songs:

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

The Polecat Holler (© Wild Turkey Outfit)

Asking for Trouble (© Wild Turkey Outfit)

Hurleyville Taxi (© Wild Turkey Outfit)


Name Dropping (links)

The Wild Turkey Outfit

Twisted Pines Movies and Music

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, twistedpines) by Sean on August-14-2008

Tony Decker and Great Lake Swimmers

I met with Tony Decker, the lead singer-songwriter for Great Lake Swimmers at the Twisted Pines Music in Movies festival just prior to his mainstage set. Since 2002 Great Lake Swimmers have produced 4 albums of ethereal atmospheric pop-folk music.

Songs:

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

Moving Pictures, Silent Films (©Tony Decker)

Song For the Angels (©Tony Decker)

Where In The World Are You (©Tony Decker)

Name Dropping

You can purchase Great Lake Swimmers music, find out when they are playing near you, and all sorts of great trivia at greatlakeswimmers.com or at their record label weewerk.com.

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Washboard Hank

Earlier this year, I interviewed Washboard Hank, about his memories of Willie P. Bennett.

I was able to interview Hank at the Twisted Pines Music in Movies festival about his own music and songwriting. Washboard Hank is a Canadian folk music institution. He has released several CDs of quirky and humorous music, a Children’s CD and played for many years in Fred Eaglesmith’s band. Our interview delved into the meat of songwriting but also features some of his more adult oriented material so I’m putting an Itunes explicit label on this episode.

Songs:

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

I’m Just a Lonesome Garbage Truck (© Washboard Hank)

The Empties in the Trunk go Clink, Clank, Clunk (© Washboard Hank)

I’m So Glad I Got My Gentle Vasectomy (© Washboard Hank)

Thump, Thump (© Washboard Hank)

Also for your enjoyment, check out these videos of Washboard Hank at the Twisted Pines Festival:

I Love You Queen Elizabeth (© Washboard Hank)

Washboard Boogie (© Washboard Hank)

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