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!
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.
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.
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
You can get an early listen to VISSIA’s new album Place Holder now at CBC Music, one week before its Nov. 10 release date on her own Hurry Hard Records!
So thrilled to see Winona Wilde included in Flare Magazine‘s list of Canadian country artists to watch! She’s in some great company with Whitney Rose, Lindi Ortega and Colter Wall.
It was also announced today that her song “Pincushion Soldier” has won the Ontario Arts Council’s 2017 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. Hear it on her brand new album Wasted Time. [Spotify] [iTunes]