Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Radio Station of the Year - Radio Caledon

OK one last shout out from 2009 before we turn over the calendar on this year, and this first decade that was 2000.

These folks, with Rick Jones at the helm have done amazing things for indie recording artists. We at the Indie Radio Show invade the Radio Caledon studios once a month for our show, but Jones does his indie music show once a week!

Indie bands from around the Caledon area, and many bands from Toronto, and even Hamilton make the trip up the highway to be on one of Canada's best Indie Music Radio Shows.

So a Big shout out to Rick Jones, all round music fan, and host of Wednesday night's indie music show Songs From The Woods. Also a shout out goes to Rick Sargent, who occasionally does production for the show.

Be sure to tune in each week for Songs From The Woods, from 8 till 10 EST. The Indie Radio Show(case)happens on the last Wednesday of the month.

Tonight, singer / songwriter Patrick Dickinson performs live in studio selections from his new release.

Join us by listening in on the the Caledon Bolton area you can tune into B105.5 in Bolton, or at 102.7 The View in Caledon on the FM dial. Or for everyone else tune in through your computer at:

Here is a clip from an instudio performance from Peter Bloom, whose CD can be purchased at

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Most Popular Act of 2009 - Corb Lund

This country act is "the dark horse" of the musical race, to use a gambling term. Here is the lowdown on the Corb Lund You Tube clip attached:
Corb played Toronto for two nights at the venerable Horseshoe Tavern. This is a famous club downtown which has featured all kinds of musical acts - from The Police on one of their first tours, to Stompin' Tom Connors who filmed a movie there.
Anyway, Corb plays The Horsehoe on Friday, into the wee hours of the morning (the encore was played after 2:AM).

Corb gets a few hours shut-eye and then he's up bright and early for his performance on CBC Radio's GO. He had to be there for a 7:30 AM sound check.
In this clip he is performing at about 10:AM on the Saturday morning. He looks and sounds a little bushed. But what a trouper!

The kicker to all of this is that this clip has become the most popular clip on the DirkFimbob Channel. Go figure! Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Indie Music Company of the Year -

And last, but not least is the company that has allowed me the time and space to write passionately about one of my great loves - Canadian independent Music.
More precisely, kudos go out to Ryan Swain and Mike Smith. These two innovators see the benefit of new media, to actively promote online efforts to bring Canadian indie music to a larger audience. Through You Tube, blogging, radio, Facebook and Twitter, has been actively getting the word out there about musical acts, waiting to be discovered.

The parent company has been in Canada for almost 50 years. For most of those years they were able to offer amazing deals on music to the Canadian public. Canadians of a certain age will remember the 12 LP's for a penny promotions. As new formats became popular, the music club offered 8-tracks, cassettes, and then finally CDs.
The compact disk is still the best sound when listening to music - hands down better than MP3 files.

The Internet has been a double edged sword for Canadian music retailers - file sharing essentially decimated the music business. So there is no longer a CD club per se. Instead, a new online company was born, and can be found at:

Online carries all manner of indie CDs, major label CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, T-shirts, and rock n roll books. The membership fee has been waived, so anyone can access the site to enjoy amazing deals. Your Entertainment Dollar goes a lot farther at than anywhere else.

All of the blogging, You Tubing, and the Indie Radio Show gives us a chance to interact with Canadians on a whole new level. Getting out there listening, and finding new acts, selling their CDs online, and talking about them has given a street profile, the parent company never had.

So, big props go out to Rocking in the free world, and bringing you the best in Canadian entertainment.
Grab a CD from your fave indie act. It is tough to make a living as a musician in this day and age. Profits from the proceeds of the indie CDs we sell go right back to the artist - we deal with each musical act directly. is looking forward to helping you with all of your entertainment needs for 2010!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Best Radio Show Host of 2009 - Brent Bambury of CBC Radio One's GO

There is no bigger friend of Canadian Independent recording artists than Brent Bambury. His name is synonymous with great musical talent from Canada. Brent has been a big booster of new music at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp for many years.

Brent launched his radio career at CBC stations in Saint John, Halifax and Montreal. He began to work for Radio Two's Brave New Waves in 1984, and he became that show's permanent host one year later. Brent became known as a purveyor of obscure and emerging music, and a guide to alternative culture. He stayed up late and drank the best coffee in Montreal.

In 1995 he joined Tina Srebotnjak on CBC TV's Midday. He's since come to his senses and returned to radio.

Brent thinks radio should be kinetic, full of life, fun, outrageous and thoughtful all at the same time. He lives this idea of radio every Saturday morning hosting the best variety show on CBC Radio One - GO.

The generosity Brent shows while hosting is incredible for a National Radio host. Case in point would be the clip attached. Arick Howser is a fan of the show who is in the studio audience on a regular basis. In this clip Bambury has the young aspiring comic come on the show, for a totally unscripted one on one. This just does not happen on most shows - a most generous host indeed.

And the reason for this blog is the music. The incredible live music that pours out of the studio every morning is absolutely ear bending! To get musicians
up that early on a Saturday morning to perform live in front of a studio audience, shows the importance of the show.

Hats off to Brent Bambury - our Radio Show Host of 2009. Must mentions in conjunction with this award are his amazing team - Contest Nana (Nana Aba Duncan), British Pete (Peter Morey), Anshuman Iddamsetty, Jeff Goodes (ex-host of Fresh Air), Bronwyn Page, Erin Noel and David Carroll. Also a big shout out to "Producer Paul" who's ears ensure the music feed going out on the radio show is perfect.

Let's hope this is the future for CBC Radio - relevent, funny, irreverent, and in touch with the audience - a live audience at that. This, and an amazing platform for our Canadian Musical talent!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tiny Bill Cody - Humourist of the Year - 2009

Tiny Bill Cody, is of course not so tiny. He's well over 6 feet tall, and is hard to miss in a crowd. But as a musical talent he is heads and shoulders above his compatriots. The other thing Bill has going for him is his absolutely knock down funny die laughing lyrics. In this You Tube Clip from earlier this year, Tiny Bill and a few other folks were asked to write a new national anthem. They were given a half an hour and then were asked to perform the song on National radio.
Bill came on and did an interesting and pretty funny first effort (also found on the DirkFimbob You Tube Channel). Once he heard the other versions he begged to do another one - to hilarious results. Once you hear this song you'll never think of Canada's geography in quite the same way again.

Check these clips out and you'll see what I mean. He's got a quirky, subversive streak to his writing. He's also the guy who did a send up of former deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps - in the song he talks about Copps loosing her virginity in an auto body shop! Only Cody could get away with that.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 - Creator of the Year - Tom Wilson

The driving force behind the new collective Lee Harvey Osmond is Tom Wilson. He has become the grand sage of the Hamilton Music Scene. This guy is really hard to pin down. Anyone who follows his exploits on Facebook or Twitter knows he's one busy musician.

In the past year, he has fronted his new the Lee Harvey Osmond project, participated in the recording of a new record for his other band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and performed with the remaining members of Teenage Head (as the "Sons of the Hammer"). He has found time to also co-host this years' Hamilton Music Awards. He's also a painter and a big booster of the Canadian Music Scene.

All of this action from a guy who is over 50! He puts guys half his age to shame.
He has keen musical insights, and has got a great sense of what makes a song work.
This is clearly evident when listening to his band Lee Harvey Osmond - their Acid Folk tinged "A Quiet Evil" is one of the great new releases of 2009.

So, for all that he has given us this year, and for also being one helluva nice guy, Tom Wilson has won the Creator of the Year!

Two of Tom's CDs can be purchased by going to:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is Hamilton the new Seattle?

I've had a few days to reflect on my trip down the QEW to Hamilton, for the Hamilton Music Awards. This City has had it's fair share of unemployment and heartache over the last decade, with massive job losses in their manufacturing sector. If you are like most people, your only view of Hamilton is when you are flying along the highway going over the Skyway Bridge on your way to Niagara Falls and the US Border, or on your way to Toronto. It is not a very impressive sight, unless you are in the steel biz. Dirty smokestacks and flames from coke ovens are like a throughback to another era. And maybe they are.

Hamilton is reinventing itself as an arts and music town. With the downtown core neglected and frankly mishandled by local government mis-steps, pricing of real estate is in the basement - a far cry from the high rents and exorbitant costs of Toronto living. So, artists and musicians are flocking to Hamilton - remaking the city. And the whole arts culture is thriving.

Thus the 8th annual Hamilton Music Awards. As host Tom Wilson tells it, many of Canada's musical talent are from Hamilton (including rock royalty such as Daniel Lanois). Lanois has a very nice converted warehouse on Wellington Street in downtown Toronto where he stays when in Ontario, otherwise he owns a house in Hamilton (near Tom’s house) as he always has. Hamilton is Daniel’s hometown. (he also has homes in L.A. and Jamaica). His mother, brother and sister all live in Hamilton. Lanois arrived in Hamilton from Hull at the age of nine with his family, went to school here and established their first studios here, recording with Eno and many others. He still comes to Hamilton a lot to see family and friends. Lanois was the second artist to be given a lifetime achievement award at the HMAs.

Check this clip out of husband and wife team Melissa McCelland and Luke Doucet. This fab couple have come back to Hamilton to live - make the trip down to the Hammer for a show or to see a gallery. You'll be surprised.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hamilton Music Awards a big success

What are they putting in the water down there in The Hammer? So many great musicans, this City with the "Mountain" really know how to put on a party. A who's who of Canadian talent performed on the show, including husband and wife team Luke Doucet and Melissa Mclennan who now make Hamilton their home.

Up and comers were in attendence. I had the privlege of sharing a muddy jeep ride up the Mountain to the show with new Country artist Barry Mac and members of the Caretakers, who both have new CDs coming out very soon.

Big props go out to Jane Allison of the Hamilton Spectator and Jeff Martin of Quorum Communications for supplying tickets to the show.

Here is Tom Wilson and his band Lee Harvey Osmond perfoming as part of the awards celebrations...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lee Harvey Osmond Comes Home - Hamilton Music Awards is where you are going to find all of the info on a great weekend in Hamilton. This City in Southern Ontario has become a hotbed of Indie Music. With low rent, and a funky downtown, the musos and artists are starting to populate this great City.

This weekend it is worth the drive to the Hammer. One band not to be missed is Tom Wilson's new project LeE HARVeY OsMOND. These cats call what they do Acid Folk, which is a pretty good description. This band has been on tour with the Cowboy Junkies all over Canada, and down into the US.

The new LeE HARVeY OsMOND CD can be purchased by going to:

Nothing beats a hometown show - Tom and the band are stoked to be playing back in Hamilton.

Check them out this weekend, as part of the Hamilton Music Awards. The Mississippi Kings will also be particating (their most excellent CD can also be purchased at, along with a bunch of other local acts. Don't miss it!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Symphony Of Nine - Prog Rock comes to Caledon Radio

Wednesday night we had a great performance by a Toronto Band on the verge of greatness. With their new CD Radio, Symphony of Nine are a band that is unique in sound. All of the members are too young to remember the hay day of progressive '70's rock - in fact some of the members weren't even born in the '70's. But their sound is a throw back to the "Classic Rock" sound. Shades of Styx, Queen, Kansas, and even Wings sneak into their groove.

They came in and played unplugged on the Indie Radio Show. Check out one of their performances on the attached You Tube Clip. If you like this band check out their entire unplugged set by uploading the podcast of the show. It can be found at the Wednesday November 25, 2009 link. Drop me a line and let me know what you think of this new band...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Most Funky Band Of 2009 - Elastocitizens

On a hot sweaty July evening this band got the audience all hot and bothered with their brand of funk. Part Prince, Sly and the Family Stone, Jamiroquai - these Toronto cats are serious about their dance funk. With the whole vibe on the fun tip, leader Steve McCarthy is a bandleader channeling George Clinton. He had a serious skiing accident a few months before this clip was filmed, so that is why he is sitting down during the show. In fact Steve was the only one sitting at this show.
The rest of the crowd were up on their feet movin' to the groovin'. Check out the clip for yourself...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Most Original Band of 2009 - Hank & Lily Show

This band took me completely surprise at this years North By Northeast Music Festival in Toronto this past summer. These cats came out looking like they were completely out of their minds! Weird clowns, back-up singers dressed as nuns, a female drummer who had no drum seat and stood as she played and sang. And the guitar players looked absolutely strange with their bizarre ant eater type face masks that they wore. This iswhy the vocals sound so out of it - they sound like they are singing into a tin can.

Crazy, wacked out for sure - but boy did they entertain. Don't ask me what any of it actually means, if anything.

This band for me was the most entertaining, and frankly disturbing acts I saw all year.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best Instrumentation of 2009 - The Hidden Cameras

This band had the most interesting instrumentation of any bands seen in 2009. What pop band can claim to have a harpist (real harp player, not a harmonica), and a cello player and an upright bass player in the band?

Here The Hidden Cameras perform live in the CBC Radio One's GO studio early one Saturday morning.

They are like tonic to sooth your aching mind. Relax and float downsteam listening to this...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Toronto Blues Band on the Street

We are moving towards the end of the year (how time flies) so it is time to start to look back on the year that was. For me one of the best shows of 2009 was on the street - literally. Fathead is a great blues band that has been around for quite a while. The singer is an expat American (Georgia-raised lead singer JOHN MAYS. He has had a storied career that began in the Southern gospel tradition, crossing over into Doo-Wop, R&B and Blues, not to mention a stint with the Godfather Of Soul JAMES BROWN.

Along with band leader AL LERMAN (harp and saxophone) FATHEAD's core has remained constant since 1992, offering ace musicianship, soul stirring harmonies and incendiary live performances. Guitar ace TEDDY LEONARD is showcased in this clip, along with iconic drummer BUCKY BERGER (he has played with many Candian icons from Rough Trade to childrens' entertainer Mister Dressup).

To find such a great band playing on Queen Street at the annual Beaches Jazz Fest was a joy.

Check out this clip - one of the best of 2009.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Funky Ladies heat up the Radio Studio

Saidah Baba Talibah, the Canadian singer/songwriter has been performing most of her life. Singing back up vocals for a who's who of Canadian artists, she is now putting stuff out on her own.

With some solid support from her sisters, including the incredible guitar playing of Donna Grantis, these ladies have to be heard.

Check em out on My Space, or click on the video link below to see and hear the ladies in action!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sing Merry Christmas with the Caretakers

Download a free MP3 of the new Christmas song, "Sing Merry Christmas"
and support the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Hamilton AIDS Network.

December 2nd is World AIDS Day. The Caretakers and Vibewrangler Studio family want to thank the hundreds of people who have made donations to these organizations over the past year.
"Sing Merry Christmas" is brought to you by new Hamilton band The Caretakers.

All round cool dude and Hamilton music scene shaker Jeff Martin is the man behind this worthwile charity song.

Check out the link to this Christmas song and let's give Jeff big props for putting it out there.

Watch for The Caretakers first release, due to drop soon. They will also be in attendance at Sunday's Hamilton Music Awards, taking place at Mohawk College.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Sleepy Cowboy sings the gambling blues

Corb Lund is travelling this great big country from coast to coast singing his brand of new country. He's got a great way with words, and his songs are actually about something. He sings about losers, real cowboys, and gamblers. In fact this song is written about him. Yes he's the one looking for that one game that will make his fortune.

A real trouper he showed up early one Saturday morning with just his guitar. With only a few hours sleep, Corb rose to the challenge and performed two songs on CBC Radio's GO.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rappers Delight on CBC Radio's GO

More or les and his band of pj clad rappers and dj's rocked the house early one Saturday morning on CBC Radio's GO.

Check em out...intelligent and thoughtful rappers, more Gil Scott-Heron than Akon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Playlist - Indie Radio Show - Wednesday October 14, 09

Another great night was had by all when Tom Beyer brought a fist full of indie CDs to share with Rick Jones and his faithful listeners. Each month Tom brings a bunch of music in for Rick - most of it availble through the website (

This week Peter Bloom came in to play live for the first portion of the show. Along with fellow guitarist Adam Langley they performed four different songs live in studio (catch all the clips at the DirkFimbob You Tube Channel).

Other beats that Rick and Tom grooved on were:

Sweet Weakness - Pat Dickinson (soon to be released) This play was the world premiere!

Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me - Ireland Brothers Band

What's Going On - Mississippi Kings
Sailing On The Ocean - Mississippi Kings 
I Tried So Hard - Mississippi Kings

Baby I'm Alive - Crossbac

Codeine - Ben Somer

Blue - Astrid Young 

Common Disaster - Cowboy Junkies 

Come To Me - Sean Ashby - 

Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurtin' Me - Ted Hawkins

Falling In Love Again - Pat Dickinson - (soon to be released) This play was the world premiere!

All of the music played on the indie radio show is, indeed Canadian Independent music. All of the selections can be found on (except the Pat Dickinson CD - which will be released shortly).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Peter Bloom Comes to Visit The Radio Show

Peter Bloom and East Coast Adam were on the Indie Radio Show recently performing some tunes off the latest record "Random Thoughts (from a paralyzed mind)".

Peter Bloom has had quite a ride getting to where he is today. He started out in the 1990’s as the singer and drummer for Montreal alt-rockers The Elementals. Bloom hung in through several style changes that saw the band turn into a more traditionalist and more successful rock band re-titled Furious Styles.

Now with this new release he is ready to take on the world. The English language version of the record has just been released. He has recorded the record in the French language, and there are plans to do the record in Italian and Spanish!

Take a listen to this unplugged version. The CD will be available soon from

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dragonette comes home

Check out this You Tube clip caught early one Saturday morning at the CBC Radio Studio. Dragonette moved to England a number of years ago and have had a very successful run in the UK. They have now relocated back to their home turf in Toronto.

These folks are real professionals, getting up before the sun comes up to perform for the nation. They usually play with a full band, complete with a drum kit. But check them out here - performing most of the music tracks on the computer. Sorry to burst anybody's bubble who heard them on the radio, who thought the music was all being performed by an in studio band complete with a bass player and drummer. This should still be considered "live" - nowadays the computer plays a bigger and bigger roll in what constitutes a live performance.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dave Bidini Talks about rock, hockey and Canada

Just in time for the hockey seaon, fellow blog readers may like this interview with Dave Bidini. This is part one of the interview. He talks hockey, Canada and rock.

Off the beaten path a bit, but he is always a lot of fun. Bidini is co-founder of Rheostatics (one of Canada's hidden treasures) and is now in BidiniBand. He is currently touring to promote his new album "The Land is Wild".

Montreal Mystique is a website that explores the intersection of sports, the arts and culture.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Canadian Hip Hop gets it's due

Canada's Wordburglar is our answer to Eminem - wicked beats with a lot of fun thrown in. Who says hip hop can't be accessible? Who says hip hop has to be about gansta rap (OG - original gansta) and the objectification of woman? Hey don't get me wrong, I'm down with the scenery in some of the videos, but today the whole trip seems way over the top.

Burgie, as he's known to his peeps is keepin' it real in this clip. Check out Burgie as he raps about all things Canadian - what can be more real than a rapper who rhymes about Canadian Tire money and poutine!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sean Ashby on the Radio Show

With Rick Sargent manning the board, Rick Jones and Tom Beyer co-host singer songwriter Sean Ashby on the Radio Show.
Sean is the first guest of the 2010 season. The Radio Show is a monthly Radio show, featuring new Canadian independent musical acts, coming to you live from the studios of Radio Caledon.

Friday, September 25, 2009 Radio Show now a Pod Cast

There is a new Radio Show dedicated to Canadian Independent Artists - it's the Radio Show, live from the Caledon Radio studios. This new show is in conjunction with Songs From the Woods, the indie radio show bringing Radio-land new and upcoming recording artists.

Once a month (usually the last Wednesday of the month)the Radio Show will feature live guests in studio. Show hosts Rick Jones and Tom Beyer will talk about upcoming shows, chat about faves, and generally have a great time uncovering new and obscure Canadian independent recording artists.

What is an indie recording artist? This is an act that doesn't have a record deal with a major record company. This is a musical act that uses it's own financing to put out a CD and then goes out on the road to actively promote the record that they have put their heart and soul (and $$$) into.

We like these people! We think they need exposure to music lovers everywhere. That is what the show is all about - bringing you some wicked new artists who believe in what they are doing, and are not afraid to put their money where their mouth is.

So check the radio show out on Radio Caledon, or listen to the pod casts that are available for downloading on this blog. All of the shows will be stored and can be listened to at your request.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sean Ashby live in Toronto & on the Radio

Sean Ashby is making a name for himself as a tremendous solo artist. His name may be familiar to Sarah McLachlan fans - he is her guitar player who has performed around the world with Sarah. Ashby performed at the Cadillac Lounge this past Friday night. He opened for teen geetar phenom Jimmy Boskill at this great venue on Queen Street West.

Be sure to check out Sean's unplugged performance on the Indie Radio Show from 8p.m.till 10 p.m. on Caledon Radio (B105.5 FM & at 102.7 FM in Bolton). Also this show will be streamed live online at

If you miss it - don't worry...we'll make the performance available right here on this blog.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Indie Bands - let your freak flag fly

Risks pay dividends. Turns out the audience is much more open to change, much more so than the record industry might realize. But you've got to have the public’s trust. Short term thinking not only killed our financial system, but our music distribution system too. You've got to be in it for the long haul, you've got to have staying power.
Once upon a time we respected radio, lived to listen. We are bringing those days back with the Radio Show. We will consistently play new and unique Canadian music you're not going to hear on many other private broadcasters.
Music used to be the foremost exponent of creativity. Those days are coming back in the indie scene. It's all about putting out great music, that sells itself, for a long time. An artist puts out something good and word will get out on the Internet.
When we find something that resonates today, we tell everybody we know about it. The key is to get hearts and minds. Convince us you're good first, then we'll decide whether we want to give you our money.
New Canadian Indie bands deserve our attention because most bands are in it for the long haul. Bands in Canada have an easier time learning their craft – and earning your trust by working at their music, perfecting their music. That’s why so many people around the world wonder what we put in the water. Bands in Canada don’t have to have a number one hit record right out of the box. And that’s because we have the social safety net in Canada. You’re not going to go broke if you land in the hospital. We still care about each of our citizens, so artistic types can take chances and can create music that is eclectic and quirky.
Let's celebrate and give major props to the indie music scene in Canada!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cuff The Duke does CBC Radio

Cuff the Duke - or is that Duff the Kook? That was a line CBC host Brent Bambury used on the band last night at a pre-taping of the CBC Radio Show GO, airing this Saturday.
This indie band - a darling of the indie circuit is ready to break out into the mainstream with their new CD being released this week.
Check this clip out of the band performing live in the CBC studio.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CBC Radio's GO goes live again this season

The best CBC Radio has to offer will be back on the air each and every Saturday morning from 10 till 12 EST. Host Brent Bambury, who used to be on late night on Brave New Waves returns with his wacky fun filled show. One of the best things about the show are the indie musical guests who perform live in studio. The cream of the crop of Canadian indie artists perfom on the show.
Check this performance out from last season...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Havelock Rocked this year

If you've never been to the Havelock Country Jamboree don't be fooled by the name. It kinda sounds like some sort of old fashioned country hoedown - but it ain't. Some killer smokin' hot bands kept the well lubricated crowd on their feet (many a little shaky on their feet) all day and all of the night.
Here is one band that just blew me away - the Ireland Brothers Band. With that name I was thinking penny whistles and east coast type music. Boy was I wrong! These guys scorched the stage with their performace.
Check this video out of the performance. More of this band can be found on the DirkFimbob You Tube Channel...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Teak Rivers to play Havelock Country Jamboree

If over 100,000 country fans grooving in a massive display of music solidarity is your thing you gotta get to the Havelock Country Jamboree this weekend. This is gonna rock your Jukebox in a big way.
Teak Rivers is a new band that won some real acclaim last year when they were voted the fan favourites of 2008. On the strength of that vote they have been invited back this year to perform on Saturday afternoon - a prime slot starting at 3:PM.
Gary Brown and the boys are ready and willing to give me their all when they hit the stage on Saturday. Stay tuned to this page to hear all about the back stage shenanigans, and brushes with greatness (Randy Travis is on the bill Saturday)!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

YouTube - Teak Rivers and the Handsome Shadows - That's What I Want"

This is the first video from this new band. They were the voters choice at last year's Havelock. These guys are one of the biggest outfits to hit the stage this year. Excellent cross over Country Rock, with Gary Brown at the helm. Gary has his roots in an '80's band called The Tenants, who had a worldwide hit with "Sherrif".

Thursday, August 6, 2009 Radio to go on the air

Big news for the promotion of Canadian Independent Radio Show is due to start airing at the end of the month. We are partnering with Caledon Radio and will be heard from 8 until 10:PM EST every Wednesday night.
True Indie Canadian Artists that are will be featured live streamed online at:
If you are lucky enuf to live in the Caledon area you can tune into B105.5FM, or at 102.7FM in Bolton.
We are interested in profiling up and coming artists who are truly indie artists. Many acts now call themselves "indie" but are affiliated with major labels and are still essentially major label acts - they are indie in name only. We are interested in bands who have produced CD's themselves and are needing assistance in getting their CD's to the public. With most of the stand alone music stores disappearing there will soon be no where to sample and find new music. We are happy to fill that niche.

We also still believe in the CD format! MP3's just don't sound as good, and at times just disappear off your hard drive. If you buy a CD it is yours for life!