2014 Workshops

In 2014 Performers by Roots & Blues

SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH

 

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Character@1x

CHARACTER STUDIES

TIME: 11:00 AM

TIM HUS (HOST), HERALD NIX, J.R. SHORE

Any songwriter worth their salt is a keen observer of individuals and a wordsmith who has that special ability to succinctly convey a unique and cleverly crafted story about a character who can either stand out from the pack or hide is the shadows. These three songwriters have built their songwriting around such observations.

 

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FIDDLE FORUM (FIDDLE STYLES FROM COAST TO COAST)

TIME: 12:15 PM

BERKLEE ROOTS ROAD SHOW (HOST ADRIANNA CICCONE), HANNAH READ (OH MY DARLING), GARY COMEAU (CANNERY ROW), RACHEL DAVIS & CHRISSY CROWELY (COIG)

Almost every roots music genre and sub-genre has a place for the fiddle and that place can either be centre-stage on a traditional standard or providing brilliant coloring to a new and profound set of lyrics. Expect everything from Celtic to Cajun and East-Coast to Bluegrass.

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HAVEN’T WE MET?

TIME: 3:00 PM

ROSE COUSINS (HOST) w/ MARIE-JOSEE DANDENEAU (OMD), CHLOE ALBERT, VANESSA KUZINA (OH MY DARLING)

Musicians who spend significant time on the road often intersect on concert dates, which can lead to memorable collaborations and blossoming friendships. Earlier this year Rose Cousins and Chloe Albert shared the stage at a songwriters circle. With Oh My Darling’s bassist Marie-Josée Dandeneau working with Ms. Cousins and her OMD bandmate Vanessa Kuzina in the mix, there won’t be many intros required.

 

BOOGIE BARN STAGE

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RIDING THE RHYTHMS, GRABBING THE GROOVE

TIME: 12:10 PM

JON AND ROY (HOSTS), SHAD, GENEVIEVE CHADWICK, JASON ROACH (COIG)

Digging a deep trench of polyrhythms can be a terrific catalyst to making first introductions for like-minded musicians. Expect new spins on familiar faves and musical journeys that insist everyone involved works without a net.

 

Coastfolk@1x

COAST TO COAST-FULL THROTTLE FOLK

TIME: 1:30 PM

GOOD FOR GRAPES (HOSTS), DARREN McMULLEN & COLIN GRANT (COIG), ZAKARI FRANTZ (SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA), STEVE MARRINER (MONKEYJUNK)

The talent pool in folk-roots music in this country has never been more impressive than it is today. The impressive and collective resumes of this batch of players suggest that jumping in the deep end of the pool is as essential as it is fun.

 

RockRollBaby@1x

THE BLUES HAD A BABY AND THEY NAMED IT ROCK & ROLL…

TIME: 4:15 PM

STONE FOXES AND BILL DURST

The influences of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf , Chuck Berry and Willie Dixon continue to inspire artists of all generations. No matter whether it is blues, blues-based music or blues-rock the intent all these years later is to continue rattling your cage.

 

SHADE STAGE

 PullCovers@1x

PULL UP THE COVERS

TIME: 12:15 PM

STRUMBELLAS (HOST), JOE NOLAN, JESSE MAST, TONY D (MONKEYJUNK)

Every working artist on this continent has their favorite tunesmiths and what band or artist hasn’t been inspired to cover and or interpret songs that have gotten under their skin at one time or another. You might remember hearing one of these artists nail a cover or two, so don’t be shy, yell it out and remind them.

 

HomeRange@1x

HOME ON THE RANGE, HOME ON THE ROAD

TIME: 3:00 PM

IAN TYSON, TIM HUS AND J.R. SHORE

The Legendary Ian Tyson has been an inspiration and mentor to so many songwriters over the past half-century but these two young, fellow Albertans often cite Tyson as one of their musical heroes. This workshop is sure to illustrate how Tyson has influenced these two emerging tunesmiths who also write about renegades, rebels and wanderlust.

 

CBC BLUES STAGE

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JUGS, MUGS AND BLUES

TIME: 11:00 AM

DOC MACLEAN (HOST) AND SEAL, SKULL, HAMMER

Wasn’t it John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful who sang “the doctor said give him jug band music.”? Well Doc MacLean will be expecting that from Seal, Skull, Hammer and the good Doc will be adding his incredible knowledge and playing of early blues to what should be a fine morning blend.

 

BendMe@1x

BEND ME, SHAPE ME

TIME: 12:15 PM

PAUL PIGAT (HOST) BILL KIRCHEN, TIM HEARSEY (CANNERY ROW)

Apparently there are infinite ways in which to coax magic out of six strings. For this guitar workshop we’ve assembled a team of some of the tastiest and most highly regarded players around. These players will shoot us through swing, hot jazz licks, chicken pickin’ and western swing with great rhythm sections to match.

 

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LADIES SING THE BLUES

TIME: 2:50 PM

ZAKIYA HOOKER (HOST) & BAND, LITTLE MISS HIGGINS, AND SAMANTHA MARTIN

A soulful crew of vocalists who draw from many of the same wells and blues influences will be the emotional and musical common denominators as these three singers slip through standards and favorites that cover soul, jazz, R&B, and maybe even a soulful country classic.

 

 

WeGotHarp@1x

WE GOT HARPS, WE AIN’T NO ANGELS

TIME: 4:15 PM

STEVE MARRINER (HOST), MATT SOBB, TONY D (MONKEYJUNK), PAUL REDDICK, GREG COCKERILL AND JOE NOLAN

Marriner and Reddick are considered two of the finest harp players in the country and we’ll hear strains of all the greats who influenced them and their decidedly unique spins on playing the Mississippi saxophone. However, this blues bonfire will be fanned by all involved.

 

 

HUB INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FUN ZONE STAGE

Repercussions@1x

REPERCUSSIONS

TIME: 3:20PM

MATT SOBB (MONKEYJUNK),  ROY VIZER (JON AND ROY), WILL WATSON (GOOD FOR GRAPES)

A fun and funky workshop where kids can shake, rattle and roll their way through the exciting world of percussion, lead by festival artists.

 

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 17

 

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 Alberta@1x

ALBERTA BOUND

TIME: 11:00 AM

HEATHER BLUSH AND THE UPPERCUTS (HOST), J.R. SHORE, CHLOE ALBERT,

This is workshop featuring both established and emerging talents from our neighbors to the east. J.R. Shore gets a chance to hang with fellow Calgarians Heather Blush and the Uppercuts. Recent Juno nominee Chloe Albert will take care of the Edmonton component with tunes from her latest solo projects.

 

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TALES FROM THE OZONE: INTERVIEW WITH BILL KIRCHEN

TIME: 12:45 PM

HOST: RICHARD FLOHIL

Well known Toronto publicist, promoter and maniacal music fan Richard Flohil sits down with Bill Kirchen who is considered one of the “most distinctive guitar players on the planet.” The two will chat about everything from Kirchen’s years with Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, his collaborations with Nick Lowe, the Telecaster guitar and how he has remained such a nice guy.

 

SongSwap@1x

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SONG SWAP

TIME: 3:00 PM

CHLOE ALBERT (HOST), ROLLA OLAK, JESSE MAST, JOE NOLAN

Every emerging songwriter has a song or three that suddenly shifts the spotlight towards their talents. All four of these tunesmiths have recently been accorded some serious attention, whether in the form of being nominated or winning awards or receiving serious critical accolades from reputable sources….find out why.

 

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TWO DYNAMIC AND DYNAMITE DUOS

TIME: 4:15 PM

ROSE COUSINS WITH MARIE-JOSEE DANDENEAU (OMD) & MANDOLIN ORANGE

Over time there have been so many fabulous duos from the Stanley Brothers to Emmylou and Gram Parsons to Welch and Rawlings and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman. How is it that the sum can be greater than the parts and here are two more fine examples of duos that work so well.

 

BOOGIE BARN STAGE

 SundayMorn@1x

SUNDAY MORNIN’ COMIN’ DOWN…OR LOOKIN’ UP

TIME: 11:00 AM

SAMANTHA MARTIN AND BAND (HOST), MIKE MCDONALD, ROLLA OLAK

Is there a 12-hour time frame where there are more equations about what can happen to us between late Saturday night and late Sunday morning? How many songs have been written about regret and redemption or rejoicing and rolling over smiling?

 

 

OnlyRock&Roll@1x

IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL…BUT I LIKE IT

TIME: 4:00 PM

JR. GONE WILD (HOST), DAN ZANES, AND BLACK JOE LEWIS

Well I guess we think this one is sort of self-explanitory…don’t ya think?

 

SHADE STAGE

 HeadedHills@1x

HEADED FOR THE HILLS

TIME: 1:45 PM

MANDOLIN ORANGE (HOST), DOC MACLEAN, OH MY DARLING

So maybe for some it was Julie Andrew’s singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music” but we’re talking about other kinds of music that came alive in the hills of North America and traditions that have nothing to do the Von Trapp Family singers.

 

CBC BLUES STAGE

 KeepMyGrave@1x

KEEP MY GRAVE SWEPT

TIME: 12:15PM

ALVIN “YOUNGBLOOD” HART (HOST), HERALD NIX, JIM BYRNES, LITTLE MISS HIGGINS

Keep My Grave Swept is a song from the book of Blind Lemon Jefferson but we’ll use that song title today to suggest that the brilliant work of pioneering blues, jazz, country and roots musicians never needs to, or should be forgotten. Here are four fine original artists who more than know their way around some great traditional works.

 

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POSITIVELY FOURTH STAGE

TIME: 4:30PM

CANNERY ROW (HOST), BILL KIRCHEN, J.R. SHORE, JOE NOLAN, BELLSTOP

Apparently Bob Dylan won’t be coming to Salmon Arm Roots and Blues any time soon. That doesn’t mean we can’t pillage the incredible songbook Dylan has created over the past half century and have a whole lot of fun doing so