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 #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 #17: An Empty Room with Eileen Laverty – “State Of Mind”

Today Eileen Laverty returns to the Empty Room for a performance of her song “State Of Mind”!  Saskatoon’s Eileen Laverty has performed across Canada and Ireland entertaining all ages with her upbeat messages, strong vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. She has toured with internationally renowned artists Mary Black, John McDermott, and Kenny Rogers.  For more on Eileen go to:www.eileenlaverty.com.

If you missed her first Empty Room video, be sure to check out “Wildest Dreams” from week #5 on our YouTube channel.

17 down with 7 more to go – stay tuned for a new video every Monday for the next 7 weeks!

Season 2 – Week #16: An Empty Room with In With The Old – “Mistreated Mama”

Today In With The Old makes old new again with their rendition of Virginia Liston’s “Mistreated Mama”! The northern Saskatchewan trio seamlessly combines raw talent and prairie camaraderie with a passion and respect for the music from the past.  Young and dedicated, they take a unique approach to memorable old-tyme music through gifted harmonies and infectious songwriting all told through a small town perspective. In July of 2014, they released their debut EP, ‘Rollin’ on Down the Plains’, and have plans to release a new full-length album in 2016.    For more information on In With The Old and their upcoming album go to: www.inwiththeoldband.com.

If you missed their first Empty Room video, an original song, be sure to check it out on our YouTube channel.  As always, tune in to CBC Radio Monday mornings at 8:15am to hear the newest Empty Room track.

Season 2 – Week #15: An Empty Room with Annette – “Sable Sous Mes Pieds”

Français (English below)
Cette semaine nous présente la deuxième chanson Empty Room d’Annette!  Contrairement à sa première chanson, celle-ci est en français.  L’enregistrement démontre cette auteure-compositrice-interprète bilingue dans une prestation musicale de sa chanson “Sable sous mes pieds”.  Annette fait partie de la scène musicale pendant vingt-cinq années et avant de se lancer dans une carrière solo, elle faisait parti des groupes Folles Avoine et Hart Rouge.  Pour plus d’information sur Annette, visite son site-web www.annettemusic.ca.

Pour voir d’autres vidéos dans la série, vous pouvez vous abonnez à notre chaîne youtube!  Vous pouvez aussi entendre l’audio de chaque nouvel enregistrement tous les lundis à 8h15 du matin sur la CBC Morning Edition avec Sheila Coles.  Il nous reste encore neuf semaines de vidéos dans cette saison!

English
This week brings us Annette’s second Empty Room track!  In the video, this bilingual singer-songwriter shows off her French side with a performance of her song “Sable Sous Mes Pieds”.  Annette has been part of the music scene for over twenty-five years, having worked with groups Folle Avoine and Hart Rouge before embarking on a solo career.  For more information on Annette go to www.annettemusic.ca.

Subscribe to our youtube channel to see more videos in the series!  With nine weeks left to go this season, remember to have your radio dial tuned into CBC’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning to hear the audio from each new track 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).

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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!