Jason Cullimore credits Regina as the place to make some music
You might think that opportunities in Regina to start and grow a career as a composer of classical, orchestral music would be slim. But you’d be wrong. Regina’s Jason Cullimore, winner of the 2013 Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) for classical recording of the year is enthusiastic about Regina’s opportunities for exactly that. He thinks they can be better here than in a larger centre.
A native of Regina, Cullimore earned a Master’s degree in Music Psychology at Queen’s before returning to Regina in 1999. He didn’t intend to stay in Regina but was soon drawn into the city’s vibrant arts community. Film and TV was booming here and he was able to find work as a composer, especially since he was becoming adept at composing scores for the film industry.
“I found that, being in Regina, you get opportunities to do these wonderful things all the time,” said Cullimore. “It’s amazing how much cultural and creative activity is going on here. So, I never really felt like I needed to leave Regina to do some really creative and interesting work.”
But that was 1999. How about the recent demise of the film industry?
“Well, there’s not as much work,” he admits. “That’s what it boils down to. It prompted me to look at my options and I decided to expand my skill set.”
Cullimore was already getting known in music circles here. “I’ve had two orchestral pieces performed by the Regina symphony,” he said.
For example, in their 2012-2013 season, the RSO’s first Masterworks concert opened with “The Harvesters”, a piece Cullimore composed.
More recently, he was offered the chance to do a PhD at the University of Regina. The research involves producing software applications which allow composers to create music that adapts to the behavior of listeners. It’s an interdisciplinary program involving both the Creative Technologies program and Computer Science.
“They built the program around my interests,” said Cullimore. “The community here is so creative and inclusive.”
He likes that Regina’s arts organizations and ensembles are open to working with local artists.
“I’m working at the University; I’m also composing, and, with the presence of lots of local musicians and artists, there’s always opportunities to collaborate. It’s not something you might expect from a center the size of Regina,” said Jason.
Cullimore hopes to work with the games industry. “I haven’t actually done a video game score yet,” he said, “but I see the research I’m doing as leading me in that direction.”
You can hear samples of his work at: www.jasoncullimore.com
If there’s an undercurrent of advice in Jason Cullimore’s story, it’s this: Regina works together; it’s what we do. We have the talent, the resources and the will. So, if you really want to get somewhere in your music career, you can try for support and try to be noticed among the teeming millions and the heavily entrenched arts scenes of the big music centers - or, you might want to fast-track it and build your skills and portfolio here.
SASKATCHEWAN NOMINEES FOR CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
Congratulations to the Saskatchewan nominees for the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards: French Songwriter of the Year – Saskatoon’s Alexis Normand for 'Mirador', Young Performer of the Year – Regina’s Keiffer Mclean for his self-titled EP - 'Keiffer Mclean'.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend, November 8-10, 2013, celebrates and promotes Canadian folk music in all its forms. The ninth annual Awards Gala will close the weekend, taking place on Sunday, November 10 at the University of Calgary’s University Theatre.
For more information, please visit www.canadianfolkmusicawards.ca
ABOUT THE NOMINEES
Alexis Normand, Saskatoon SK
Alexis Normand completed her post-secondary studies in music and education at the University of Ottawa in 2007 before graduating from L’école nationale de la chanson – a school for francophone singer-songwriters where she worked with some of Québec’s most esteemed artists and musicians. After spending 6 years away from her native prairies, Alexis moved back home in 2008, where she remains very active in the Fransaskois community. On top of offering over 50 workshops to young francophone artists and musicians, she was the musical director of Chant’Ouest – an inter-provincial gala and singer-songwriting competition held in Moose Jaw in 2011. She was also the artistic director of the most recent edition of the Gala Nouvelle Scène in Saskatchewan. In 2010, she released her debut recording: an EP that was warmly received by francophone radio stations across the country. She has since travelled to many cities and festivals including Regina Folk Festival (SK), The Edmonton Chante Festival (AB) and Prairie Scene (Ottawa). Alexis has toured Western Canada (Octobre 2010), Eastern Canada (with Anique Granger, February 2012) and recently completed a school tour in Saskatchewan (January/March 2012). The Fransaskoise also represented Western Canada at the Festival en Chanson de Saint-Ambroise (Qc) and the prestigious Festival International de la Chanson de Granby (Qc). In January 2012 she won Radio-Canada Saskatchewan’s Contest called Fais-moi une chanson (Write me a song). Co-written with Shawn Jobin, Cet Horizon, the winning song, has become the official theme song of the provincial year of the Fransaskois 2012. Alexis released MIRADOR – her first full-length album – in January 2013, which is the result of a collaboration with visual artist Zoé Fortier. Alexis received two nominations at the Gala des Prix Trille or for Best New Artist from Western Canada and Best Album from Western Canada. Mirador was also recently nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
Keiffer Mclean, Regina SK
In only his first year of actively performing live, Keiffer Mclean has already made an impact on the Saskatchewan music scene, with performances at JUNOFest 2013, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Gateway Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival as well as many other appearances around the province at other music venues. Keiffer is a genuine prairie kid who is taking giant steps on the path of the folk/indie music scene. From his stories about skipping out of choir and learning the piano from his grandmother, to him recalling the impact a Bob Marley poster had on his music career, makes you appreciate how far he has come in such a short time. Keiffer’s lyrics and the simple melodic arrangements that he creates have a depth and meaningfulness that far exceeds his nineteen year old mind. Because he comes from a musical family, Keiffer is adept on many instruments including the piano, melodica, accordion and hand drums. His main instrument is the acoustic guitar. Keiffer recorded his first EP “Keiffer Mclean” during the winter of 2011/2012. He finished the recording in January 2012 at the age of 17.
Check out the new single 'Headful of Diamonds' from his soon to be released album 'Drama in The Attic'>>
Headful of Diamonds
Keiffer & The Curiosity Club video release: 'Headful of Diamonds' - BuzzCity is proud to be a co-sponsor, and was at the video release at The Artful Dodger on October 23, 2013.
'Headful of Diamonds', is the new single from the forthcoming album, 'Drama in The Attic'. The music video which was shot in 4K was filmed in Ogema, Saskatchewan and highlights Saskatchewan’s beauty. It is a collaboration of artists from our province and is contemplative and full of evocative imagery.
Greg Huszar – Cinematographer/Director - Regina, Saskatchewan
Greg is one of Canada’s leading commercial photographers. He is known for his ability to capture the moment while preserving the quality of the image. The majority of his work can be seen on billboards, brochures and websites around our great province. His work is also sold worldwide.
Derek Frankowski – Cinematographer/Director – British Columbia
Derek kicked off his career with a cover the the Bike magazine photo annual. He has since spent a decade travelling with a camera capturing mountain bikes and the culture around them. He has created some of the most iconic images the young sport has seen . He then picked up the cinema camera and co-created the film “Life Cycles” which was featured at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and is considered the benchmark for action sports films. Derek is exploring new subjects and mediums in his next phase of work.
Birdsong Communications: Don List – Editing
Birdsong has produced numerous documentaries across Europe and North and South America for national television broadcast; episodic programs for Educational television, and corporate and educational programming for non-theatrical audiences.
Keiffers; website: keiffermclean.ca
John Antoniuk – at O’Hanlons with The Young Benjamins
by Brian Bowman
Saskatoon based singer-songwriter, John Antoniuk, (aka Smokekiller) is playing at O’Hanlons on Friday, October 25th. A seasoned veteran, Antoniuk has played O’Hanlons and other Regina venues in the past and was here for Junofest 2013. John has also shared the stage with numerous performers including Ron Sexsmith, Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde, Corb Lund, Leeroy Stagger, and Jen Lane (his wife). He’ll be playing solo that evening and sharing the stage with The Elwins and the Young Benjamins.
Antoniuk’s music is smartly written indie pop with a folksy roots rock vibe - each album portraying a unique side to his talented songwriting. This autumn, John is touring behind his new release “Always With You”. The Young Benjamins are touring with him, too, because John felt the experience of the road would be good exposure for them, and for him, too.
“I find a lot of kids are into the stuff I’m doing, so, this is a great opportunity to get in front of that,” he said. “I spent the first half of my career sitting at home wondering why it wasn’t happening and the second half of my career building momentum on the road. I’ve noticed that the road is where everything happens. “The audience grows as word of mouth spreads,” he said. “Repeat audiences are what you want, but they want something new every time. I spent September through May playing the album and some of the Smokekiller stuff that I never toured. Now I have a handful of brand new songs in the set. You can’t just tour western Canada once a year and to different places every time. At the end of this run in November, I will have been across the country three and a half times, for this record, in the past 15 months.”
A prolific songwriter, Antoniuk feels fortunate that his output provides a lot of material to meet the demands of repeat audiences and to populate upcoming albums.
“I write a lot of songs,” said Antoniuk. “We had 28 songs to pick 11 from for “Always with You,” he laughs. “And on top of the ones that got left behind, I’m working on some new material trying to get ready for the next record or two.”
To date, Antoniuk has produced three full albums of his music: “Smokekiller (2006); “13”- the second Smokekiller record (2008). He stepped out from the “Smokekiller” identity to release his latest “John Antoniuk Always with You” (2012) in honour of his mother who passed in 2010. Some of the tracks on it are energized and backed by other musicians, while other tracks are solo, as befits the message and the feel of the music. You can listen to it here at:
Saskatchewan musicians take anti-bullying message around the province: KICK OFF SHOW AND BULLYING SONG TO BE RELEASED
National Philanthropy award winner Stephen Maguire and three-time Canadian Country Music Award nominee Codie Prevost, along with the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Red Cross and Studio XII Music & Dance Co., announced this morning that they will be doing an Imagine No Bullying Provincial Schools Tour this fall. The kick off show is Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon.
Following last spring’s Imagine No Bullying concert on the national Day of Pink, requests started coming in from schools, students and parents to bring it to their community. Both musicians have their own personal stories about bullying – Prevost growing up in small town Saskatchewan, and Maguire in Northern Ireland where bullying and prejudices were based on religion.
The tour will include a presentation during the day to the students and teachers, and a show for the parents and the community in the evening.
Maguire and Prevost’s new anti-bullying song will be available on iTunes the day before the kick off show.
Tickets for the show are $20 and will go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at McNally Robinson (on 8th St.) and Picatic.com.
Proceeds from both the song and the shows will go to the Red Cross and the Imagine No Bullying Campaign.
Organizers are pleased to announce they are partnering with the Saskatoon Downtown Lions, SaskMusic and the Saskatchewan Country Music Association.
For more information, please contact:
Tera Maguire, Publicist
Studio XII Music & Dance Co.
SASKMUSIC INVESTMENT PROGRAM: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The SaskMusic Investment Program enables artists and music industry professionals to engage in activities that will enhance their music and/or professional careers, and contribute to the overall development of the Saskatchewan music industry. This Program is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan – Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.
Investments offered will represent a portion of the applied-for project’s overall budget. Applications may come from commercial artists and recording industry professionals, and will be evaluated by a peer jury of industry professionals.
Applications must be submitted online and are being accepted for the third intake up to the deadline of November 15, 2013 for:
- Single/Demo Sound Recording: $1,000.00
- Commercial Sound Recording (Album): $7,500.00
- Marketing Initiatives: $5,000.00
There is no deadline for the following programs. Applications for this program must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the event for:
- Showcase Travel Support: Single Artists - $500 for Canadian events, and $750 for international events; Duos - $1000 for Canadian events, and $1500 for international events ; Bands - $1500 for Canadian events, and $3000 for international events
- Tour Support: $2,500.00 Canadian Tours - $4,000.00 International Tours (now an ongoing program!)
- Industry Travel Support: $500 for Canadian events, and $1000 for international events (NEW!)
(Amounts listed are maximum levels of support based on 50% of the total eligible project budget)
SaskMusic represents all aspects of the commercial music industry - musicians, singers, songwriters, agents, managers, sound technicians, producers, studios, instrument suppliers, and many more – working in all genres of music. This investment program has been designed to offer support that will have the most impact on our provincial industry, in terms of both creative development and economic return.
If you have any project specific questions, don't hesitate to contact Derek:
SaskMusic Investment Program
Phone: 1-800-347-0676 within Saskatchewan ; 306-347-0676 outside of Saskatchewan
Spend a Buck and Save a Kid!
Regina singer/songwriter, Josh Gonzales has teamed with Fur Eel’s Thomas St. Onge to write and record a new song: “Young as I’ll Ever Be”. The song is posted online at: project497.com
Josh calls the initiative Project 497 because his goal is to achieve 497,000 downloads of the song by April 2014. And it’s all for a good, though little known, cause - one hundred per cent (100%) of the proceeds will go to Innovations for Poverty Action’s school-based de-worming project in nations where the problem of intestinal worms in school children is acute. Left untreated, the affliction leads to health problems that seriously weakens them and affects their ability to study. In many countries, neither the state nor parents can afford treatment.
It doesn’t take much to turn it around and change the future for one of these children. For only a dollar, you can be a hero. On average remedial measures cost only 50 cents per child, per year, and realize greatly improved health, development and academic performance.
Deworm the World (DtW), an initiative of Innovations for Poverty Action and Evidence Action improves the health and education of school-age children across the globe by supporting governments and development partners to expand school-based deworming programs. Deworming in schools can immediately rid children of the problem and, so far, DtW has reached 37 million children across 27 countries. Despite this success, 600 million school-age children across the globe remain at risk of infection. You can learn more at: www.dewormtheworld.org and at www.poverty-action.org/deworming
Little Miss Higgins: 'Bison Ranch Recording Sessions' CD Release!
The new album recorded this past spring with the Winnipeg Five (aka The F-holes) The album is called 'Bison Ranch Recording Sessions' and can be purchased through iTunes, Outside Music and Little Miss Higgins' website
Little Miss Higgins will also be touring with the Winnipeg Five this fall across Canada. Check her website for dates and places! >> Little Miss Higgins
SaskMusic to launch M2M – Music 2 Media: Now, you will be noticed!
Want your tunes to get attention? Want to get some air play? It has never been easy, but it could get easier, thanks to a new SaskMusic initiative which could well be the first of its kind in Canada.
Here’s the problem: few Saskatchewan artists are manufacturing physical recordings when they create an album, and beyond that they’re often forgetting to send around their digital versions - which means media professionals and other industry VIPs are no longer receiving the latest releases. So, SaskMusic is creating M2M for its members - a portal where Saskatchewan artists’ releases (audio singles and full albums, high quality photographs, information on the album, biographies, and more) will be available to those whom artists wish to allow access. Media and industry professionals will be able to login and download or preview new Saskatchewan albums and information from the M2M library. SaskMusic will also push a “New Releases Hot Sheet” on a bi-weekly basis to inform them of what’s been newly added. The system should be up and running by September.
What is M2M?
Music2Media (M2M) is a secure cloud server where accredited users can login and download new release singles or entire current albums and press sheets from Saskatchewan artists (for free).
There are other sites like YouSendIt, BandCamp or SoundCloud that artists use to push their music out to media, but M2M is a single point of entry for all Saskatchewan released music, organized by genre and kept up to date. Hot sheets will go out to targeted media every two weeks. It’s a foot in the door; beyond that, it’s up to the artists to be self-promotional.
“We’ll supply them with the contact information for the media they are approaching,” said SaskMusic’s Lisa Lanigan. “So, if an artist has a new single they can then do a follow-up. Also key is the fact that we’ll likely be sending their material to the smaller media outlets and also professionals that the artist maybe didn’t even think about - and would have missed otherwise.”
As well as making it easy for media, M2M also promises to share information and strengthen dialogue among artists and SaskMusic.
More information for both artists and media professionals is online at www.music2media.ca
Carry Me Home has arrived
And here it is – the much anticipated video “Carry Me Home” with music and lyrics by Madison Nicol and shot, directed and edited by Mitch and Ryan Serbu. The lead vocalist is Matt Semple, backed by Laura Hillis and Madison. Chris Dumas is on drums and all other instruments feature Madison who plays acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keys and organ. The tune is in the mix, which is also by Madison, and the story is in the edits. The video was shot around Tregarva, and that’s pretty close to home.
Madison was featured previously on Buzzcity for the video he and the Serbu brothers created using the externally mounted piano which was part part of the Dunlop Gallery’s “Play” installation - View story and video: 'A Brilliance of Nightlights and Empty Streets'
Tyler Gilbert and the dizzy pace of creation promotion
By Brian Bowman
He’s just released a new album but there’s no time for a launch right now. A local gig is just over, another one is coming up and then he’s on the road in mid-August for a month-long tour of Canadian and US cities. And, of course, there are tunes to compose and lyrics to write, as well. And then, there’s more gigs to set up for the Autumn. Kind of leaves you breathless, doesn’t it? But that’s what it takes. Juggling the dual role of skilled artist and tireless self-promoter, Tyler Gilbert is a man in motion.
His new album, “Ok Murphy”, combines solo instrument and vocals with band arrangements. There are 13 tracks, and if you think you know Tyler Gilbert, you could be in for a surprise. The album was produced thanks to Rawlco Radio's 10k20 grant, and, on some tracks, there’s a full band with him. The album is available online at www.tylergilbert.ca and from Regina outlets.
“It’s a change from my previous records,” said Tyler. “It’s kind of half and half – half full band and half solo. It’s more upbeat, which is kind of what I was going for, and a little rockier, too, with some of the full band stuff.”
The release of “Ok Murphy” means that Tyler has produced four albums since 2008. It takes a continuous effort to write and record music at that rate because not everything makes the cut, either for performance or for the next album.
“I’m constantly writing songs,” said Tyler. “I was more prolific in the past, but I’m more specific now,” adding that he tends to discard tunes that don’t make it to an album. “So, I try to get as many songs as I can on an album without making it too long,” he said.
Known as much for his Lyrics as for his voice and instrumental skills, (Tyler has been compared to Dylan) he says that he likes to write and feels fortunate that lyrics come easy to him. Lyrics are important, he insists, especially for solo shows where the audience tends to focus more on the lyrics than they do when a full band is playing with him. It’s a different experience with a band, he says, and a good one. But the sound tends to overwhelm the vocals.
In mid-August, Tyler is off on a month-long tour of central Canada and a good deal of the US. It’s an impressive list. Check the venues/dates list on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events
And pay attention to this all you aspiring performers – he promoted himself to all these places, booked the venues and the dates, plus booked the local opening acts as well. It’s not easy and you can’t be timid.
“Self promotion is a huge part of the industry,” said Tyler. “A lot of the groups starting out don’t realize the work and time commitment of promoting and marketing and how much it is involved in this business. I have a guy who helps me but mostly it’s just myself. It takes a fair amount of time. You start about four months ahead but you’re working on it right up to the last month to book local acts. Because that’s what I do – I get local acts from the cities to open. Then it’s all the promotion and marketing of it all,” he said.
Tyler will perform some songs from his new album at the Thunderhawk Birthday Bash at the Club, August 10th but an official launch of “Ok Murphy” will have to await his return. Stay tuned.
A Brilliance of Nightlights and Empty Streets
By Brian Bowman
Choosing a wet night, when the pavement glistened in the city lights and there was no-one about, three young men gathered in front of the Regina Public Library in downtown Regina. Their purpose was to make use of the externally mounted piano – a part of the Dunlop Gallery’s “Play” installation. They spent four hours creating a music video of a premiere performance of an original piano piece.
Composer/performer of the still unnamed piano piece, Madison Nicol, is 18 and a recent graduate of Balfour Collegiate. Mitch and Ryan Serbu, who filmed and produced the video are a team of brothers. Mitch is a fourth year Admin student at the University of Regina. Ryan, also a graduate of Balfour Collegiate, will enroll in the same discipline there this fall. Neither has had any film training.
“We have not had any film training at all,” said Ryan. “We both skateboard so we started filming there. We’re both really interested in film-making and photography.”
The Serbu's videoed Madison’s performance from various angles. Then they walked around the Victoria Park square getting footage of the cityscape. It was edited in their home. The project, said Ryan, took about two weeks to shoot, edit and produce.
Madison Nicol has been playing piano since age six and has his Royal Conservatory grade eight practical and grade two in theory. Lately, his interest in the piano has given way to guitar. He has been developing his skill with that and says it is now his principal instrument.
“The things I wasn’t quite happy with on piano are now being fulfilled on the guitar, so it has become my new obsession,” said Madison. “That’s where most of my writing, composing and recording gets done.”
Madison took lessons for a few months but he is mainly self-taught., though he admits that he was aided by his time spent with the piano. He prefers finger-style, like Jack Semple, who, he admits, is a major influence. Here is a video of one of his guitar compositions, Waterfall, again, shot and produced by the Serbu brothers:
Currently, Madison performs around Regina with Matt Semple.
“He’s my co-songwriter and performer,” said Madison. “We just hooked up with Laura Hillis. She’s a violinist and singer. So, we’ve got an interesting trio going on right now.”
And they’ve teamed again with the Serbu brothers to produce another video.
“We have a new video coming out in a week or two, titled Carry Me Home. It's a song I wrote this year about my relationship with music, although it might sound as if it's about a person instead!” said Madison.
PLAY is a multi-part installation developed in collaboration between theatre practitioner Kathleen Irwin and sound artist Jeff Morton. The project is centralized around the installation of two shiny red upright pianos that encourage interaction, improvisation, performance, and literal play, blurring the boundaries between spectator and performer. The two pianos are located on either side of a threshold, one claiming public space as a site of creativity, the other claiming the gallery as a site of community. For more info on the PLAY project >> view/download PDF
WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED: SASKATCHEWAN NOMINEES
SaskMusic congratulates the Saskatchewan nominees for the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards. SaskMusic is pleased to see a diverse range of genres and categories recognized, with both first-time nominees and returning nominees. Multiple-award nominees include The Sheepdogs, Rah Rah, and Jason Cullimore.
Breakout West and the Western Canadian Music Awards will be held October 3-6 in Calgary, Alberta, and promise to be an exciting event of national and international significance. The Music Awards will be presented on Sunday, October 6 and the Industry Awards will be presented on Saturday, October 5.
The four-day event encompasses a three-day music conference, a multi-genre music festival, and two award shows (the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch and the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala). The final jury and membership voting will begin soon, with members of the six western music industry associations eligible to vote: SaskMusic, MusicBC, Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music NWT and Music Yukon.
SaskMusic congratulates all of the nominees and is looking forward to a great event in Calgary. The complete list of 2013 nominees is available at www.breakoutwest.ca
2013 SASKATCHEWAN WCMA NOMINEES:
ABORIGINAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Donny Parenteau – Bring It On
George Leach – Surrender
BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jack Semple – In The Blue Light
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Jason Cullimore – The Sparrow and the Hawk
CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jason Cullimore – Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores
FRANCOPHONE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Alexis Normand – MIRADOR
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead
INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jason Cullimore – Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores
ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead
The Sheepdogs – The Sheepdogs
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Ewan Currie - The Sheepdogs, “Feeling Good”
SPIRITUAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Cities Under Fire – Bright Lights
ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Jared Robinson – LunarTheory, An Unforeseen Impossible Outcome
LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR
Creative City Centre
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Derek Bachman – Rawk Entertainment
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Andrei Feheregyhazi (Sask.) for Woodpigeon’s “Robin Song”
Tony Hrynchuk/Fahrenheit Films (Sask.) and WYATT Music (Daniel Fortier, Scott Patrick, Bray Hudson, Cam Ewart) (Sask.) for WYATT’s “Jesse James”
Also shout-outs to former Saskatchewanites Jennifer Jade Kerr (nominated for “Permission to be Broken” – Spiritual Recording of the Year) and Johnny Gasparic (nominated for Engineer of the Year.)
For more information please contact SaskMusic, 1-800-347-0676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Redbeard Radio @ The Bushwakker!
Promoting and growing the Saskatchewan music industry has been an important goal for Bushwakker throughout the years. This initiative was made possible with the help of SaskMusic and 91.3 FM CJTR’s Jeff “Redbeard” Corbett.
Lorena Kelly at SaskMusic helped the brewpub obtain the proper licensing and Corbett’s huge collection of Saskatchewan music spanning five decades will form the Bushwakker playlist. So far it contains over 3,000 songs and is growing. A video monitor has been installed that displays the name of the artist, album and song title being played. Joni Mitchell, Colin James, The Sheepdogs, Little Miss Higgins, Rah Rah and the Library Voices are a few of the more familiar artists on the “Redbeard Radio at The Bushwakker” playlist and defunct Saskatchewan artists such as Humphrey and the Dumptrucks, The Blazers, New Sky Embrace, 96 Tears, The Age of Electric will once again receive regular rotation. Saskatchewan has a huge catalogue of music and The Bushwakker will play as much of it as possible and hopes to continue to add to the playlist by encouraging Saskatchewan artists to submit their recordings.
For more information contact:
Bar & Promotions Manager
2206 Dewdney Avenue