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Randal Arsenault releases new video “Rock & Roll To My Grave”

Check out the new video from Alberta singer/songwriter Randal Arsenault! It’s the title track from his new EP, Rock & Roll To My Grave, due out this spring.

Randal is also the leader of Afro-funk outfit Dr. Zoo, but on this solo project he pays tribute to the classic country and early rock and roll influences of his youth. Stay tuned for more soon!

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Elk Run & Riot share “Wandering” from upcoming new album Animalia

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I’m thrilled to be working with Canmore, Alberta’s Elk Run & Riot, whose new album Animalia will be officially released on March 2.

They’ve shared the first single “Wandering,” with an accompanying video coming soon. Check it out, and if you’re in western Canada, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch them live in the next few months.

ELK RUN & RIOT – UPCOMING SHOWS
Thurs. Feb. 8 :: Record City :: Vernon BC
Fri. Feb. 9 :: Milk Crate Records :: Kelowna BC
Sat. Feb. 10 :: The Habitat :: Kelowna BC
Fri. Feb. 16 :: Twin Butte General Store :: Twin Butte AB
Sat. Feb. 17 :: Castle Mountain Ski Resort :: Pincher Creek AB
Fri. Feb. 23 :: Hy Five :: Canmore AB
Thurs. March 1 :: Last Drop :: Revelstoke BC
Fri. March 2 :: Mama Sita’s :: Winlaw BC
Sat. March 3 :: The Royal :: Nelson BC
Thurs. March 15 :: The Copper Owl :: Victoria BC
Fri. March 16 :: Vinyl Envy :: Victoria BC
Sat. March 17 :: Tofino Legion :: Tofino BC
Sun. March 18 :: LanaLou’s :: Vancouver BC
Fri. March 23 :: The Sewing Machine Factory :: Edmonton AB
Sat. March 24 :: Jasper Legion :: Jasper AB
Fri. March 30 :: Castle Mountain Ski Resort :: Pincher Creek AB
Sat. March 31 :: Castle Mountain Ski Resort :: Pincher Creek AB
Fri. April 6 :: Rum Runner :: Coleman AB
Sat. April 7 :: The Northern :: Fernie BC
Sat. April 14 :: Arts Place :: Canmore AB
Thurs. May 17 :: Ironwood Stage :: Calgary AB

Beatrice Keeler on BalconyTV Montreal

Check out Beatrice Keeler performing the song “Montreal” from her debut album Bygone on (fittingly) BalconyTV Montreal.

Her upcoming Toronto dates are:

Thursday, Feb. 8 at The Burdock (6:00 PM start!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1679124885464368/

Friday, Feb. 9 at The Local (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
http://thelocalpub.ca/music.html

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 https://roxannepotvin.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-the-tinsel, 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!

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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!