On her debut album One Of My Friends, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Siobhan Sloane-Seale offers 11 gorgeous observations of the world around her, each revealing profound insights into the human condition. Set against the backdrop of restrained-yet-inventive arrangements, the songs are the ideal showcase for Siobhan’s easy flowing voice and poetry.
Get is now from Bandcamp, and click the logo below to read her interview with FYI Music News!
New adds to the playlist this week include Darcy Windover, Belle Plaine, Kristi Lane Sinclair, VISSIA, Andrea Ramolo and more!
As she’s proven over the past two years, Edmonton singer-songwriter Andrea Nixon is an artist who believes that one’s life and one’s music are inseparable. That was the foundation of her acclaimed debut album, Diary Of A Housewife, and those who have yet to check it out have another opportunity now with the release of its latest single, “Stronger Than The Storm.”
It’s unfortunate timing that the song arrives immediately after Hurricane Dorian, but its message of hope can offer solace to those affected, and to anyone else going through challenging times.
You can get “Stronger Than The Storm” from iTunes, and hear it at Roots Music Canada by clicking below.
Today I’m happy to announce my new Spotify playlist, “Best Batch Yet.” It will serve as a weekly roundup of new tracks by artists I’m working with, and others that have caught my ear. Check out edition #1 featuring Jerry Leger, Johnson Crook, Mariel Buckley and seven more!
Single artwork by William Boguski
, keyboardist for Canadian roots rock institution Blue Rodeo, continues to explore new musical directions on his latest release, the single “December.”
Produced by Michael Timmins
of Cowboy Junkies—also on guitar—and featuring a reunion of the original Blue Rodeo rhythm section, bassist Bazil Donovan
and drummer Cleave Anderson
, the seven-minute “December” offers brooding minimalism reminiscent of Miles Davis’s groundbreaking early forays into electric music in the late 1960s.
The project comes on the heels of Boguski’s first solo album, Blues For The Penitent, a stunning display of his improvisational skills on acoustic piano. Having spent the better part of the past two decades playing with a wide range of artists along with Blue Rodeo, Boguski is now blazing his own distinctive musical path. Just don’t call it jazz.
Get “December” by Mike Boguski HERE
I am so thrilled to be working with three of the five nominees in the Roots Solo Artist of the Year category for this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards — Belle Plaine, Joe Nolan and Mariel Buckley! All well deserved — I wish they could all win, but we’ll have to wait for the awards ceremony in October. That’s plenty of time for you do discover their incredible work!