May 2017

The Inimitable Miz Linda Carone

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

"There are songs and lyrics that are timeless and that deserve to be heard. I think of music as timeless, an old song can sound new. If you haven't heard a song before, it's new to you. It's all about finding these songs I love and doing them my way. People who hear me sing say I seem to find just the right songs from an era that suit my voice, but that I don’t necessarily sound like any other singers in particular."

Introducing Linda Carone, vintage jazz and blues vocalist, a niche song stylist and interpreter of popular music from the 1930’s and beyond. A late bloomer currently making a name for herself around Toronto, an interpreter who goes way, way back and deep for her songs and then reimagines them. Delivers them with a voice that can do beautiful, rich, sultry and provocative, often in the same song. Ms. Carone’s natural and diverse approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate, and unpretentious. An equal opportunity music appreciator, she's equally at home at a Jackie Richardson gig as at a concert by The Damned.

She played piano as a kid but but only started singing in her thirties. It took hold immediately.

Royal Wood Set To Embark On National Tour With Bonnie Raitt

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada
Royal Wood Photo Credit Jen Squires

Royal Wood is set to embark on a national tour alongside the legendary Bonnie Raitt this spring. On the road since the beginning of the year, Royal has traveled endlessly across North America and Europe impressing audiences with his stunning live show.

Royal Wood's most recent release Ghost Light (Cadence Music) has been met with rave reviews since its release with praise from Canada.com's Pop Forcast who say "Ghost Light is a musical poltergeist you won't want to exorcise." Ghost Light is an album that exudes raw emotion and emanates a feel of the songwriters of the sixties and seventies. Without modern day studio trickery like auto-tuning and digital perfection, the album is warm, inviting and completely forthright

Most recently Royal Wood released Ghost Light Sessions, a series of live off the floor videos that include covers of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love," James Bay's "Let it Go" and his own "Good To Be Young."

SaskMusic and Artists on EU and UK Export Missions

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada

As part of the ongoing strategy to help Saskatchewan artists succeed in worldwide markets, SaskMusic is set to undertake a series of overseas events. We are pleased to be participating in a new export mission this year, to Wrexham, Wales for the Focus Wales festival. Continuing our longstanding partnership with Alberta Music , Manitoba Music, and Music BC , our associations will co-present a showcase under the BreakOut West brand at Undegun on May 12, and Rewind on May 13. This year’s BreakOut West showcase includes three Saskatchewan artists: Nick Faye, LOA, and Poor Nameless Boy, all of whom received official showcase invitations from Focus Wales festival organizers.