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!

Season 2 – Week #10: An Empty Room with Kara Golemba – “Mason Jar Of Memories”

Kara Golemba’s performance of “Mason Jar Of Memories” is the newest edition to our Empty Room series! Found at the crossroads of folk, country & Americana, all Kara Golemba needs is her crooked grin, a spark of mischief in her eyes, and a heartfelt story combined with her powerful voice to take her audience on a journey worth remembering. The recent winner of the 620 CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan showcase and the Spirit of Saskatchewan songwriting award for “Mason Jar of Memories” Kara has established herself as a strong up and coming Saskatchewan singer/songwriter. You can catch her this summer at All Folk’d Up (Motmartre,SK), Craven Country Jamboree (part of 620 CKRM Showcase), and The Gateway Music Festival (Bengough, SK).

For more on Kara, go to www.karagolemba.com or www.sonicbids.com/karagolemba/.

For more Empty Room videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel!  Remember every Monday morning at 8:15am you’ll here the newest Empty Room track on CBC’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

Season 2 – Week #9: An Empty Room with Poor Nameless Boy – “Bravery”

In this week’s edition of the Empty Room, Poor Nameless Boy performs his song “Bravery” with accompaniment by violinist Carmelle Pretzlaw!  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 John Mayer with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov.  For more information on this artist go to www.poornamelessboy.com.

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Keep tuning in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio track of each recording on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

July 28, 2016 – Anique Granger & Marco Gosselin with Roxie Lenton

Anique Granger

Anique Granger & Marco Gosselin

Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8:00pm
$15 + GST at the door; $10 + GST in advance (click here for advance tickets)
All Ages.  Cash Bar (19+ with Valid ID).

English: Anique Granger has just released her third album, Aimer comme une émeute (To Love like a Riot). The Montreal-based Fransaskois artist has been performing for over 15 years across Canada and Europe, sharing songs and stories with honesty and humor. Her album Les outils qu’on a (The Tools we Have), was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2012. Her new duo with Marco Gosselin delivers the raw material. It’s the intricacies of the album, translated into two guitars and fused by a common experience. Years of touring, trains and kitchen parties, voices melting in harmony and a passion for real music. It’s guitar-driven Francophone folk, roots meets “chanson française”.

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Season 2 – Week #8: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Take A Number”

The banjo makes its second appearance in the second season this week with Rugged Little Thing’s performance of their song “Take A Number”!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, Saskatoon’s Rugged Little Thing blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home. They will be playing a number of festivals in Saskatchewan this summer- including Jazz Fest, Ness Creek, All Folked Up, Taste of Saskatchewan, The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, and the Napatak Ramble.  With the release of a new album, a summer full of festivals AND their upcoming wedding, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for this ambitious duo.  For more details on all of Rugged Little Thing’s upcoming events, go to www.ruggedlittlething.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 8 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio track for each song!

Season 2 – Week #7: An Empty Room with Andino Suns – “Playa”

This week’s Empty Room is a little less empty with the Andino Suns’ trio performance of “Playa”.  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.  The Andino Suns will be touring their dance party throughout  Western Canada in the Fall of 2016 to promote the release of their third Album – Madera.  Until then, you can enjoy this Empty Room video and stay up to date on everything Andino Suns by going to www.andinosuns.com.

This is week 7 of 24, so don’t forget to check out the other Empty Room videos!  Subscribe to our youtube channel to watch every episode.  Tune in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio from the latest Empty Room recording on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

Season 2 – Week #6: An Empty Room with Chris Henderson – “Til It’s Just A Memory”

This week’s recording features Chris Henderson’s performance of his original tune “Til It’s Just A Memory”.  This country artist spends more time on the road more than he does at home, and has been one of the busiest recording acts in the country. He’s won several awards and contests including: 620 CKRM Big Country Talent Search, “The Next Big Thing”, 14 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

To see other videos in the series, subscribe to our youtube channel and tune into CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles Monday mornings at 8:15 to hear the audio track form each recording.

Season 2 – Week #5: An Empty Room with Eileen Laverty – “Wildest Dreams”

Saskatoon’s Eileen Laverty is our 5th featured artist this season, performing her song “Wildest Dreams” to an empty room at the Creative City Centre.  Known for delivering heart-rending ballads and her comfortable repartee, 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

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 5 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the debut of each Empty Room track before you see it!