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Rabelais
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posted 05 July 2004 09:37 AM      Profile for Rabelais     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just thought I'd ask if anyone has heard any great singer/songwriters in their town recently. You know the type - the ones that have a tendancy to slip under the radar, playing guitar in small venues with just a few people around but nevertheless make you leave their shows feeling like something's resonating inside you that won;t go away for days.

I had the chance to hear Rose Cousins at the Khyber Club here in Halifax a few weeks ago, and I'm still reeling. I haven't heard honest music like that in a long while. I'm looking to try and find her CD's - haven't had much luck at the CD places around, though there's apparently a place up on Gottingen that you can pick them up.

Anyone like this in your hometown? Just out of curiousity - and, of course, the selfish desire to add more to my list of CD's to check out.


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Primate1
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posted 05 July 2004 04:37 PM      Profile for Primate1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have a few friends who are quite musically talented. If you have Soulseek, add me (username: primate1) to your userlist and check out Ryan Sheppard's "Fall and Winter Collection". Only 3 tracks, self recorded, but still enjoyable.

I also have a few demo tracks from his old band Damp shared. Also good stuff.

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audra trower williams
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posted 05 July 2004 05:58 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In Halifax, I really like:

Amy Campbell.

Rose Cousins.

Brooke Miller.

Tyler Messick.

Steve Gates.

And Matthew Grimson and Ruth Minniken.

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asterix
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posted 06 July 2004 08:16 PM      Profile for asterix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lori Cullen
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Trisha
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posted 07 July 2004 05:21 PM      Profile for Trisha     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Daylin James, he's the best Elvis tribute artist there is plus has a wonderful classically-trained voice and does all kinds of singing as himself, rock to classical.

http://www.daylinjames.com


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audra trower williams
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posted 07 July 2004 06:12 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like Lori Cullin so much.

Also:

Jolie Holland.


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Klingon
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posted 08 July 2004 02:29 PM      Profile for Klingon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
K'pla! Good topic.

The Greater Vancouver/Fraser valley metropolitan area is chalk full of great singer/song-writers, and always has been.

Of course there are the famous icons: Sarah McLaughlin, Mae Moore, Bruce Cockburn, BIF Naked, and of course more pop-rock oriented folks like Bryan Adams, etc.

But are others, both newbies and veterans, who are less known and really inspiring.

Roy Forbes, also at one time known as BIM, comes to mind; former Chilliwack leader Bill Henderson, who has done some great introspective folk rock recently, and Shari Ulrich, formerly with the Hometown Band, has been coming up with similar stuff.

These three get together at times as the band UHF (Ulrich, Henderson, Forbes) and cut a few tracks. Interesting politically conscious stuff.

There are also a budding group of singer/songwriters coming out of the local roots/country rock scene here, such as Shelley Campbell, Kate Fenner, Marvin Toner and others.

Of course, this area has garnered a reputation for some pretty hard-hitting local jazz, blues and metal acts as well.

Most people know now about Nickelback. But others like Templar (artistic heavy blues), Bocephus King (mid-sixties rock styles) and No Means No.

There are many others--too many to think of off the top of my head. I apologize for not having any links ready to post. But most of these folks do have web sites or are featured on local music sites. Just Google and indulge.


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