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 #22: An Empty Room with Kara Golemba – “Puzzle”

This week brings singer-songwriter Kara Golemba to the centre of an Empty Room for a performance of her song “Puzzle”!  Found at the crossroads of Folk, Country & Americana, all 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.  As the recent winner of the 620 CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan showcase and the Spirit of Saskatchewan songwriting award for “Mason Jar of Memories” (week# 10 of Empty Room) Kara has established herself as a strong up and coming Saskatchewan singer-songwriter.  She recently released her debut 6 song EP “Every Little Light”, recorded at Studio ONE by Jason Plumb, which is available for purchase or stream on all digital platforms.  For more on Kara go to www.karagolemba.com.

Head over to our YouTube channel to watch other videos in the series!  Tune in to CBC Radio the next 3 Monday mornings (including tomorrow) at 8:15am to hear the audio of the newest Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles.

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!

Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team

 

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

 

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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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.

Oct 6 – Noah Derksen ‘In Search of the Way’ Album Release Tour with Ava Wild

Noah Derksen

Noah Derksen

Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Doors at 7:30pm.  Starts at 8pm.
$10 + GST at the Door.
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

Noah Derksen is a singer-songwriter originating from Winnipeg, MB, who has spent the majority of his adult life living in Vancouver, BC.  With a self-described genre of “contemplative folk”, Noah uses the acoustic guitar to convey his thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a mellifluous manner.  Upon recently completing a bachelor’s degree in Science at the University of British Columbia, Noah is beginning his post-graduate life with the release of his sophomore record entitled ‘In Search of the Way’.  www.noahderksen.com [Read more…]

Oct 7 – Regina Word Up Community Stage ft Regina Slam Team

Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

Regina Word Up is held on the first, third and fourth Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, our third Friday is a poetry slam and our fourth Friday is a youth stage.

A community stage is an opportunity to share work with our community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for folks who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us!

There is a gentle time limit of 5 minutes per person to allow enough time for all of our community. If you have more to share than that, we will allow you another five minute block after everyone has performed, time permitting.

Audience members, come prepared with snapping fingers and a good pair of lungs, as always!

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October 8 – Suns & Poets

Suns & Poets Website PhotoThe infectious Latin vibe of Andino Suns together with the foot stompin’ grit of The Stillhouse Poets.

Saturday October 8, 2016
Doors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm.
$15 + GST in Advance; $17 + GST at the Door
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

Five musicians, two acts, one night – Suns & Poets join forces to light up the stage of our intimate Hague Gallery for the first time!  Advance tickets are now closed.  There are only a few seats left that will be available at the door.

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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.