October 2017

BTW-The Treble, Slow Leaves, The Pack A.D., Skydiggers, Trio Da Kali/ Kronos Quartet, Friendly Rich

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

Winnipeg band The Treble has announced their fifth installment of 24 Shows in 24 Hours will take place on October 20 and 21. This year the band has chosen to partner with and raise funds for The National Canadian Mental Health Association.

The Treble will play acoustic sets each hour at a variety of businesses, venues, and historical and recognizable landmarks across Winnipeg, in exchange for donations that will go to support the CMHA. Since its inception, the event has grown significantly, and for its fifth anniversary, this year's iteration promises to be a truly special experience. Since it's inception in 2011, 24 Shows in 24 Hours has raised nearly $20,000 for charity partners including the Canadian Red Cross, Winnipeg Harvest, Free The Children, and Cancer Care Manitoba.

"A band that plays all day and all night for mental health knows the kind of energy it takes to make a difference," says Mark Henick, CMHA National Director of Strategic Initiatives. "The Canadian Mental Health Association thanks The Treble and all its supporters for their commitment and their generosity."

Jason Benoit Inks U.S. Management Deal With D & D Endeavors

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Canadian singer-songwriter Jason Benoit has announced that he has signed a deal with U.S. management company, D & D Endeavors. D & D Endeavors will represent Benoit in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2015 Benoit won the inaugural Canadian Country Music Association Discovery Atlantic Award and his highest charting single "Gone Long Gone" reached no. 7 on the Canadian Country Billboard Charts.

"I am so excited to have Doni and David representing me," says Benoit. "It's always been a dream of mine to pursue an international music career and I can't think of anyone else who I'd like better to take me to the next level of my career than D & D."

Benoit began his musical career in 2013 with a country rendition of Armin van Buuren and Trevor Guthrie's "This Is What It Feels Like", which reached no. 46 on the Canadian Country Billboard Charts. Benoit signed his first label deal with JV Records/Sony Music Canada releasing the singles, "Cold Day Coming", "Crazy Kinda Love" and "All Wanna Party" which saw success on the Canadian Country Billboard Charts at no. 21, no. 29 and no. 36 respectively. In 2015 Benoit hit the stage with Tim Hicks on his "Get A Little Crazy" nationwide tour. Benoit then went on to open for two international country stars, Tim McGraw at Boots & Hearts and Kenny Chesney at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.

Abby and Beamer What If They’re Wrong?

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Canadian Country music has a new emerging power couple, Abby and Beamer. Each artist had already began planting the seeds of solo careers from different sides of the country. Beamer Wigley a feature in a recent Cashbox profile, from Penticton, British Columbia and Kingston Ontario’s Abby Stewart have just released a new single to radio, “What If They’re Wrong” to radio. We were fortunate to catch up with the duo while in Toronto at a CNE concert where they opened for superstar Brett Kissel.

August Burns Red Release New Album Phantom Anthem

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Lancaster, PA's August Burns Red have released release their new album, Phantom Anthem – the follow-up to 2015’s Found In Far Away Places, which earned the band a GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance. The album is available now at AugustBurnsRed.com. Watch the official music video for new single, The Frost.

August Burns Red recently wrapped up their European headline tour for the 10-year anniversary tour of their much-loved album, Messengers (2007), and will be touring North America through the fall. Full tour dates below.

Joseph Releases New Video – Lifted Away

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"Lifted Away" - the new video from Joseph - premiered on October 13, 2017 on NYLON.com and can be seen HERE. The song is from the band's new EP, Stay Awake (ATO Records).

The video is essentially a journal entry, documenting the two-day period in August 2017 that Joseph spent recording Stay Awake with long-time collaborator Andrew Stonestreet, who co-wrote several tracks on the band's 2016 album, I'm Alone, No You're Not, which spent two weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and was voted as one of the year's top albums by NPRlisteners.

Natalie Schepman, who founded Joseph with her two sisters, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner, directed the "Lifted Away" video. Stay Awake JosephStay Awake JosephShe says, "It features photos Alicia Watkinson took of us at the recording studio and a few home videos of moments where music took us to faraway places - a carnival in Sweden, a stage at Glastonbury, on TV in New York City. All of life's little glories can get blurry. Everything rushes by and suddenly you're a spectator of your own life. This song is like the 'You are here' on a map for us, a chance to pause."