Beatrice Keeler’s “Si Seulement” is Spill Magazine’s Track Of The Day

Thanks to Spill Magazine for posting Beatrice Keeler’s “Si Seulement” as their Track Of The Day. Check out the full post here:

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Roxanne Potvin releases new Christmas song “Beyond The Tinsel”

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Roxanne Potvin is celebrating the season with a new, original song entitled “Beyond The Tinsel.” It’s available now at, with the first 200 downloads free!

“I wrote the song last year thinking of a friend who was spending Christmas alone and I was reminded of all the people out there who were in the same situation,” Potvin says. “It’s so sad to me because I see Christmas as such a joyful time. So I wanted to let them know that they weren’t forgotten, that we were thinking of them. And if we’re fortunate enough to have family and love in our lives, maybe we should try to reach out to those who don’t.”

The soulful singer/songwriter and guitarist currently based in Gatineau, Quebec is also finishing up a new EP scheduled for release in early 2018. It will follow-up Potvin’s critically acclaimed 2016 album For Dreaming, her first self-produced and self-released project.

Premiere: Dave Allen – “Plainview”

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There’s a timeless beauty to the black and white video for “Plainview,” the opening track of Dave Allen’s debut When The Demons Come.

Filmed at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Creemore, Ontario – the same church that Allen recorded some of his record – and co-created with Dave Murray of Half Acre Films, the video for “Plainview” features multiple Allens (think Orphan Black but less distressing) playing all of the needed instruments and he is even the lone audience member. Is Allen a clone? He explains the concept behind the video:

It was really a great learning experience for me to see the great attention to detail, planning and organization that has to go into set arrangement, timing, filming and editing of video. Dave [Murray] is really great at all these things. I always thought it’d be an interesting and quirky film experiment to try and perform live a song, but…

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Ken Yates and Abigail Lapell win big at Canadian Folk Music Awards!


Congratulations to Ken Yates and Abigail Lapell for their wins at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards! The gala took place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa.

Ken took home two awards honouring his latest album Huntsville: English Songwriter of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.

Abigail’s latest album Hide Nor Hair was named Contemporary Album of the Year, which it truly deserved.

Thanks are also extended to everyone else on Ken and Abigail’s teams who helped make this happen. It’s been a thrill to be a part of it!

New Winona Wilde video premieres at Canadian Beats

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Watch Winona Wilde‘s new video “Pincushion Soldier” at Canadian Beats!

The song is one of the standout tracks on her new album Wasted Time, and was the winner of the 2017 Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.

On tour now! Click here for dates.

New Video From Dave Allen: “Though I Hardly Knew You (I’d Still Call Out Your Name)”

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I’m very excited to be working with singer/songwriter Dave Allen (formerly of Stonetrotter) on his debut solo album, When The Demons Come [get it HERE].

It’s a powerful statement, which he made essentially on his own, and recommended for any fan of Jeff Tweedy, Bill Withers, Harry Nilsson, etc. Get a taste with this live solo performance of “Though I Hardly Knew You (I’d Still Call Out Your Name).”

There’ll be much more to come.

Rodney DeCroo’s new theatre project “Blackbird” needs your support

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This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rodney DeCroo on his fantastic album Old Tenement Man (out now on Tonic Records). His new project is starring in David Harrower‘s play Blackbird being planned to be staged at Backspace Vancouver.

There is a Kickstarter campaign underway now to reach a goal of $7,000 to make the production happen, and I encourage you to make a pledge before Nov. 26 HERE