actor/political activist/folk-pop singer/web
dj ...truly one of a kind - a bringer together of people and
firm believer that IT can be done!
...i keep calling Erin -Canada's hottest country
star that doesn't know it ...gracious melodies, vocals and sweet
...intricate guitar, curious subject matters,
from long long ago
...we often like to get into BIG trouble together!
...Laura Freeman: Offbeat Magazine says it best..."a
lovably roughish character
...a cross between Betty Boop & Bette Midler"
good genes? yes! This young man has found his
path & is wasting no time. It's in his blood
.. I love her voice, her wonderful hospitality......and
...Melwood's voice alone is a one-of-a-kind.
Melancholic and Melodic
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers
...sharply lyrical - a poetic stream of conscious
thought...a voice to bewitch the angels
...oh, and her guitar playing rocks! (she also gave me my favourite
recipe for popcorn!)
...Ursula Burns is a delight; a harpist whose
horns show and we like it! Get me off the table!
...Les Batinses are by far, my favorite band of '02. They keep traditions Quebecois music alive, while giving it a new twist. Wanna dance your face off? or be blown away by musicianship?
The Bill Hilly Band
...clan who keep their culture, traditions and music, while twisting it around your soul
...this amazing group based in Toronto create some of my favourite Whooping music( akin to bellydancing. Exceptional musicians)s).
...Oliver has reinvented the fiddle as a voice which sings, cries, laughs and dances various 'fractals'
Still on the Hill
...true folk artists thru and thru. These folk live the life, share it, spread it, sing it, and make their own instruments when they have to. They also have an awesome kids show called 'Toucan Jam'
Sweet Water Women
Archie Lee Hooker
...yes, Archie Lee Hooker is related to the Man
There must be something in the blood
...a true Canadian legend,
only most don't know it yet
...the celt comes thru this man big time.
Stories and melodies to take you back
The Be Good Tanyas
...these gals sing the sweetest i ever heard
...don't judge a book by it's cover, and you will realize...it's all very simple really - Bob sings the truth the way a child speaks it
...there is something exquisite about this
man's voice and stories. He also has a great album out with
...such a cool and interesting voice on this gal. I like to imagine her kickin' back on a bale of hay watching a lunar eclipse.
...David sings it like it is, with a melody and
Bell / Melissa Carper
Don't mean to lump 2 fantastic gals together,
but the music they make together does
something special to me. Their album 'Songs for my Baby'
was my favorite album of '03
...want to melt to a voice of an angel? and
be massaged by melody?
a true folk hero of my peers. One of the few
artists who has had a tribute album while still alive
...Ron Nigrini is an angel - send here to remind
us of things long forgotten...and
Sari is a spark - waiting to ignite you. I marvel
at the youth of today who get right up on their train. Singing
& playing right from where she is
We are all born for something & when we answer
our calling, we fall into the rhythms & the poetry of Life
itself. This is Seth Bernard
i liked Sonny the moment i met her in a south
Tx Hotel washroom. No
bones about her. She is a carrier and caretaker of America's
Folk Music and the works of her late brother Phil. you can catch
her radio show at www.wrpi.org,
1st Sun/mth 4-8pm
on the Hill
Seems that often, 3 is the majic number. Cara Luft, Nicky Mehta
and Ruth Moody - 3 wonderful soloists who like to stir the pot
together. Sweet is the flavour
...this woman is a hard working musician. Just check out her site, and you'll know what i mean
...these gals are true indie artists; spreading
their word and incredible work all over the globe.
...the rhythms, the silky voice, the melodies
that you will hum in your sleep
...groovy, slinky, hauntingly melodic, and beautiful
thru and thru
Steppin in It
music to shake yer booty by - awesome people,
great musicians, good vibrations
Bill Hilly Band (aka The Bills)
Holy cow! Put a bunch of virtuousos together,
and take up knitting. There is no keeping up with these lads,
unless you are on the dance floor
...Brian Qtn: how many ways do i love this man.
He is clever, complexly simple, magical, timelessly spiritual.
A writer of Universal Truth
...i alway thot of johny as the Sid Vicious of
Eire. Perhaps it was just his hair.
Johny loves Turkey, and so he cooks it into his music, and sings
like a banshee on opium
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
The real thing my friends...transporting you
back to the days of old-timey N'Awlins - smokey bars and late
night hours ... acoustic like never before.
we go waaayyyy back to the '80's ol' London
days. Lisa is constantly expanding herself - from sax player
to keyboards to vocalist. Her life is an art
...this man is my hero. Like Tom Waits, he has
not recorded a bad song. New Orleans Levee-Billy Music
Ever long for the country music of old? ...with
unusual voices and quirky personality? Here it is in one package
... a true minstrel/troubadour of old, in a young body
Ramsey & Vaan
...Bart Ramsey & Neti Vaan are some of
the true Troubadours on this planet, steeped in the south
...balls to the wall vocals, guitar, writing
(we also like to get into some trouble!)
on the Hill
...fresh to the poverty of professional musichood,
this man is already rich with talent
...this man can make you cry in your beer, or
dance on the table, depending on his mood. What a singer! what
a writer! what a player! what a drinker!
Audio Valley Recording Studio
The Townehouse Tavern
The Blacksheep Inn
Beadwork by Margo
...Margo is from Lacombe LA, and is the real thing, creating magnificent buckskin crafts and beadwork, all done in the traditional manner of her ancestors
Nature Images by Paul Browne
Angela Browne Photography
...2 wonderful fotographers, doing what they do best
...Peter is a guy who's always up to something...one of which is film. Together we produced an awesome DVD of the Road Dog Divas, Mudpie Music (kids show with laura freeman and myself), and my Festival Whoop Workshop.
...Paddy and Penny are folk who have made their dreams come true. They are wonderful stone & wood carvers with whom i visited whenever possible on Rathlin Isl, Nthern. Eirland
White Trash Ink
...David Wiewel has an eye. Two, in fact, that see
twice as much as the average person. Capturing
people and images with a unique sense.