Season 2 – Week #24: An Empty Room with Nick Faye – “Kansas”

With Nick Faye’s performance of his song “Kansas”, season 2 of the Empty Room series comes to a close.  Nick Faye & The Deputies are a band from the deepest depths of the Canadian Prairies (Regina, SK). They make music that sticks to your ribs, like a big plate of perogies and sour cream. They will be heading into the studio in November to record their third full length album.  For more information go to: www.nickfayedeputies.com.

With all 24 videos from this season now on YouTube, you can watch these 12 talented Saskatchewan artists perform anytime you want!  There is so much talent in our home province and we’re grateful to SaskMusic and CBC Radio for helping us share some of that talent with all of you through this series.

You’ve seen the videos of these 12 talented artists, but let’s not forget about the talented man behind the scenes – artistic director for the series Brent Nielsen!  We’d like to give a big thanks to Brent for all the hard work he has put into the series over the last two years.  As camera man, sound tech, editor, and creator of the series, Brent really does it all!

Thank you to everyone who has been following the series and supporting Saskatchewan music!

Season 2 – Week #23: An Empty Room with Ryan Boldt – “Fallen Leaves”

This Thanksgiving we are thankful to have Ryan Boldt’s performance of “Fallen Leaves” as the newest edition to our Empty Room series!  Born and raised on the prairies, Ryan Boldt released 5 albums over 10 years with his band The Deep Dark Woods.  Inspired by the traditional music of America and England, he is currently working on his second solo album “Yarrow”, which will be released soon with a tour to follow.  For more information, go to www.ryanboldt.com.  If you missed Ryan’s first video “San Juan Hill”, head on over to YouTube to check it out.

That’s 23 down with only 1 more video left in this season!  Tune into CBC Radio next Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the last Empty Room track on air!

Season 2 – Week #21: An Empty Room with Poor Nameless Boy – “River & Trees”

Poor Nameless Boy is back in an Empty Room this week to perform his song “River & Trees”.  This Regina-based indie folk artist’s mellow sound is personal, speaking honestly about love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. He has been described as a lighter version of Noah Gunderson with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov.  For more information on this artist go to www.poornamelessboy.com.

There are 20 other Empty Room tracks waiting for you on our YouTube channel right now!  With three new tracks still to come be sure to tune in to CBC Radio next Monday morning at 8:15am when Sheila Coles will air the next song in the series!

Season 2 – Week #20: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Rocks and Shield”

Rugged Little Thing’s performance of “Rocks and Shield” is the newest addition to our Empty Room series!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, this dynamic duo blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.  This is the 20th video in the series, meaning there are only 4 more to go and there are 19 other Empty Room videos currently on our YouTube channel (not to mention all the videos from last season)!  Go to www.ruggedlittlething.com for the latest information on Rugged Little Thing and stay tuned for another 4 weeks of new content.

Season 2 – Week #19: An Empty Room with Andino Suns – “Estado de Nada”

The Spanish language makes its return to the Empty Room series this week with the Andino Suns’ performance of their song “Estado de Nada”!  In the video, the trio is accompanied by violinist Karley Parovsky of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Andino Suns have been captivating audiences throughout Canada with fiery instrumentation, inspirational live performances and a resounding message of freedom, hope and love. Their worldly music fuses the vibrant traditional sounds of Latin America with modern grooves and rhythms.  Andino Suns will be touring their dance party throughout Western Canada in the Fall of 2016 (including a stop at the CCC in October) to promote the release of their third Album – Madera.  For more on Andino Suns and their upcoming tour go to  www.andinosuns.com.

With 5 weeks left in the series, keep tuning in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio of each Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!  If you’ve missed any of the other videos this season, be sure to check out youtube channel.

Season 2 – Week #18: An Empty Room with Chris Henderson – “My Regret”

This week brings us Chris Henderson’s second song in the Empty Room series!  This country artist spends more time on the road than he does at home, but no matter where he is you can now watch him perform “My Regret” anytime from anywhere!  Henderson has been one of the busiest recording acts in the country and has won several awards and contests including: 620 CKRM Big Country Talent Search, “The Next Big Thing”, 20 SCMA Award Nominations, and many national features such as the CCMA Fanfest Contest, and the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase.  For more information on Chris go to: chrishendersonmusic.com

Subscribe to our youtube channel to see more videos in the series!  To hear the audio for each new Empty Room track, tune into CBC’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles Monday mornings at 8:15am.

Season 2 – Week #14: An Empty Room with Eric Taylor – “Castle”

Eric Taylor returns to the Empty Room this week with a performance of his song “Castle”.  Eric is one of Canada’s newest up and coming alternative rock projects. His strength in songwriting has found him an audience with Grammy Award winning producer Garth Richardson (RATM, RHCP, Rise Against) and a project at his personal studio resulting in the first single from his debut album “Dreams in Colour” released this past spring.   For more information on Eric go to www.erictaylormusic.ca.

If you missed his first video “Dreams In Colour”, check it out on youtube!  With still 10 weeks to go in this season, subscribe to our YouTube channel (if you haven’t already) and keep tuning in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear each Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

Season 2 – Week #13: An Empty Room with Allyson Reigh – “Strange”

This week brings Allyson Reigh back to the Empty Room for a performance of her song “Strange”!  Allyson Reigh is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose original compositions have been sung by choirs internationally, received endorsement from 3-time Grammy winning conductor, Charles Bruffy, and continue to be played across Canada via CBC Radio One and Radio 2.  She is also a member of the vintage-inspired band, Rosie & the Riveters, and has shared the stage with Canadian favourites Fred Penner, The Bros. Landreth, and Jeffery Straker.  Allyson is currently on tour with Rosie & the Riveters, playing summer festivals in Canada and the USA. More information can be found on their website, www.rosieandtheriveters.com/tour

This video kicks off the second half of the series, so there are 12 other Empty Room performances currently on our YouTube channel and another 11 more to come!

Since this is a long weekend, “Strange” will be aired on CBC Radio Tuesday morning at 8:15am (instead of Monday).  Next week The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles will resume playing the audio on Monday mornings as usual.

Season 2 – Week #12: An Empty Room with Nick Faye – “Wild Bones”

This week, we hit the halfway point in this season of the Empty Room with Nick Faye’s performance of “Wild Bones”.  Nick Faye & The Deputies are a band from the deepest depths of the Canadian Prairies (Regina, SK). They make music that sticks to your ribs, like a big plate of perogies and sour cream. They will be performing at Long Days Night Music Festival, Regina Folk Festival, and Gimli Icelandic Festival this summer before heading into the studio in November to record their third full length album.  For more information go to: www.nickfayedeputies.com.

Next week we start round two, revealing a second video from each of these 12 artists.  A new video will debut every Sunday evening and every morning CBC will play the audio from each track live on the air at 8:15am (the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles).

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep track of the series.

Season 2 – Week #11: An Empty Room with Ryan Boldt – “San Juan Hill”

In this week’s episode, Ryan Boldt performs his song “San Juan Hill” to an Empty Room at the Creative City Centre.  Born and raised on the prairies, Boldt released 5 albums over 10 years with his band The Deep Dark Woods.  Inspired by the traditional music of America and England, he is currently working on his second solo album “Yarrow”, which will be released soon with a tour to follow.  For more information, go to www.ryanboldt.com.

To see more videos from the series, go to our youtube channel (and click subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes – this is only week 11 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio from each Empty Room on the air!