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Monday Special Blend
Monday December 16th, 2019 with Trish Bolechowsky & Joel Elliott
Debby Landry (Dirty Sheep) in the studio after 7:30 to talk about the Red Bar Car show @ NAC Fourth Stage, Fri. Dec. 20th. Sarah Osborne calls in. After 8, Shawn Tavenier calls in. Music from David Stone, Bella Cat, Crystalena, Jeremy Fisher, Kalyna Rake

The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian
Go to Seed
David Stone - s/t Canadian New
Based in Barrie, Ontario
Bella Cat - It's Not What It Looks Like Canadian

The Mini Lp "It's Not What It Looks Like" is now available ONLINE. Try and imagine a few of the world's most soulful and unique voices, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner and Etta James now imagine them producing a beautiful love child and that would be as Clyde Stubblefield dubbed her "The Princess of Soul" BELLA CAT. The new album promises to entertain you with a passionate sound coming straight from the inner sanctum of her heart and soul. Recorded in the US and Canada Produced by Jack LeTourneau who recently just passed away as did Clyde Stubblefield. This new Canadian voice shows the kind of new talent which will sure be a major contender in the future of musical landscape. Forced into the rolls of producing after her producer passed the young 27 year old is now producing her very own style of hiphop music, some are calling it a mix between the 1920's and Erykah Badu !

Playing Thursday!

GKE & Bella Cat with Special Guests
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9 PM
Kinki Lounge Kitchen - 41 York Street
Crystalena - s/t Canadian

Crystalena is a playful Canadiana twist with deep soulful roots, she takes listeners by surprise in fusing experimental rock with lush neo-soul grooves. She outspokenly wears her heart on her sleeve while and her voice is rumoured to be soaked in honey. Crystalena’s fiery but melancholic lyrics look to address complex topics in social issues. She welcomes the celebrating and reign of a woman's self-empowerment as she brings listeners on stirring, psychedelic soundscapes within her enamoured piano.

Playing two upcomng shows!

Live! on Elgin Open Mic - Rogers Night!
Feat: Meaghan Doreen, Crystalena, The Rocky Moon, Catriona Sturton, Kaspien, + Unsociably High!
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 8PM
Live! on Elgin - 220 Elgin Street

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party - Hosted by Danielle Allard!
Tuesday, December 27, 2019 - 8PM
Live! on Elgin - 220 Elgin Street
Economy Xmas
Jeremy Fisher - s/t Canadian New

Celebrating 10 Years of Music aboard Via Rail
Music from the Red Bar Car
Friday, December 20th at the NAC Fourth Stage, tickets $28

Tragedy Ann: (Guelph)
Moonfruits (Ottawa)
Dirty Sheep: (Ottawa)
and a little surprise guest appearance by Sarah Osborne (BC)

The Canada Via Music Project (CVM) and Redleaf Music are throwing a party to celebrate a decade of live music aboard VIA Rail. For the last 10 years, VIA Rail has been quietly supporting Canadian musicians through their Artist on Board program, making it possible for musicians to travel this vast land in exchange for a peek inside their suitcase full of songs.

Music from the Red Bar Car celebrates a decade of Via Rail's on-board entertainment program. Join us for an evening of songs and stories, aptly named after the recreation car where passengers and musicians gather as they travel by rail between Montreal and Halifax. A musical sampler of sorts, the evening will feature three sets of Canadian troubadours who bring a unique approach to the roll and ruckus of performing on a train. Engaging storytellers and accomplished musicians, each act brings the audience along for the ride.

Proceeds from a limited edition poster sales will raise funds for ArtsCan Circle, a charity dedicated to supporting the arts among Indigenous youth in northern communities
Canadiana Anna
Dirty Sheep - s/t Canadian New
A brand new single from Ottawa's Dirty Sheep

Deborah Landry and Allain Lalonde
The Last Thing
Tragedy Ann - Matches Canadian

Tragedy Ann is a forward-looking folk duo from Guelph, Ontario.

With intimacy and care, Liv Cazzola & Braden Phelan favour a flashlight over a spotlight in songs for community, nature, and hardworking hospital staff. Braiding organic vocal harmonies with accordion, singing saw, guitars, and ukulele, Tragedy Ann’s arrangements are as delicate as they are driving.

Their sounds and stories were most recently captured on September 2018’s release ‘Matches’, garnering them two ‘Songs from the Heart’ songwriting awards (Folk Music Ontario), national folk/roots radio charting, and syndication on CBC Radio and Stingray Music. Regularly touring across Canada (and, shortly, in Europe and the USA), Tragedy Ann concerts emanate “..the honesty and enthusiasm of people who can’t help but create and perform.” (Jon Farmer, Georgian Bay Roots).
Who Knew
Kalyna Rakel - Before & After You Canadian (Toronto)

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Hosted by Julie Corrigan
Featuring Catriona Sturton & Kalyna Rakel (Toronto)
Monday December 16, 2019
August Sun
Sarah Osborne - She Rows Canadian New
Sarah Osborne is a special guest in the Music from the Red Bar Car show at NAC 4th Stage on Friday, Dec. 20th

Sarah also performs on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at Bar Robo with John Ian
Hitchhiker (For Ida)
Will Moor - s/t Canadian New
Hitchhiker (For Ida) by Will Moor, the first single for this new duo project

Will Moor is the creative collaboration of Shawn William Clarke & David Gluck, born of their mutual love of ambient music and marks their first creative collaboration as co-writers and creators. Their first record under the moniker Will Moor was recorded at Curries Music, and created from scratch in the studio using an array of mostly acoustic instruments.

“We talked a lot about what we were listening to, and how we'd want to approach making this sort of music ourselves. I'd been listening to a lot of Ambient / New Age music, but was also drawn to the more organic sounds of Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Nils Frahm. We decided to spend a lot of time discussing it then go in and create the music on site. I thought it worked very well. I think we were able to draw from each others strengths”

David Gluck emerged from the New York music scene with the release of his first solo album “I Don't Know How To Live Here When You're Mine” (2003). In 2006 he embarked on a collaborative project of setting traditional hindu chants in modern settings. “Sounds Of She” was warmly received in both the yoga and New Age music scenes and marked David's first experience working with Toronto-based muscians. In 2011, David moved to Toronto where he met Shawn William Clarke. The two began working together shortly there after with David playing bass in Shawn's band and on his records.

Shawn William Clarke is a Canadian indie-folk songwriter, twice nominated as Songwriter of the Year in NOW magazine and recent winner of the Songs From The Heart Songwriting award, presented by Folk Music Ontario. His last solo album release, TOPAZ, was inspired by 80's Gordon Lightfoot, Kenny Buttrey's drumming on Neil Young's "Harvest"; and the existential dilemma's we faced in modern times.
Pretty Little Winter World
Shawn Tavenier - s/t Canadian New
At 8:15 am we speak with Shawn Tavenier about his new release, "Pretty Little Winter World"

New release

Track Info:
Words and music by Shawn Frederick Tavenier
Performed by Shawn Tavenier, Kelly Prescott and The Telegrams
The Telegrams are:
John Steele: piano, pedal steel, fiddle
Matt Aston: drums
Ken Kanwisher: bass
Peter Newsom: guitar
Stuart Rutherford: fiddle
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studios
Video by David Ledoux for Ledubious Productions
Proudly made in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Promenade d'hiver
Kristine St-Pierre & Justin Lacroix - Noël avec toi Canadian New
Sultans of String - . Canadian

Sarah Osborne and John Ian at Bar Robo
Tuesday, December 17th at 8 pm, $10

Sultans of String are joined on stage by Ottawa daughters, Rebecca Campbell, Kellylee Evans, Lynn Miles and Kristine St-Pierre. The band’s companion Christmas Caravan CD which hit Billboard’s World Music charts (#6) and The New York Times Hits list, features such luminaries as The Chieftains’ very own Paddy Moloney, platinum vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, Juno winners Alex Cuba, Benoit Bourque of Bottine Souriante, Grammy winners Sweet Honey in The Rock, Richard Bona (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock), Ruben Blades, a Turkish orchestra and more!
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