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 #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 #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 #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 #2: An Empty Room with Eric Taylor – “Dreams in Colour”

Saskatoon’s Eric Taylor is our 2nd feature artist this season, performing his song “Dreams In Colour” to an empty room at the Creative City Centre.  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” titled “Caught Me”.  Hear that song along with the title track and many others when Eric’s debut EP comes out on May 24.   For more information Eric Taylor and his upcoming album release, go to www.erictaylormusic.ca.

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 2 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!

Season 2 – Week #1: An Empty Room with Allyson Reigh – “Bye Bye Baby”

Five years ago, the Creative City Centre opened its doors in downtown Regina and today, to kick off our week-long birthday celebration, is the premiere of Season 2 of the Empty Room series!

Allyson Reigh’s performance of “Bye Bye Baby” is the first of 24 videos by 12 Saskatchewan artists in this season of the Empty Room.  Allyson 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.  When not touring with Rosie & the Riveters, she performs as a solo artist and has a handful of upcoming shows which are kept up to date on her facebook page www.facebook.com/allysonreighmusic.

Subscribe to our youtube channel to follow this weekly series and tune into CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio from each live off the floor recording on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles.

 

Mar 4 – Regina Word Up CIPS Qualifier

Regina Word Up canva coverAdmission 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 and third Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, and our third Friday is a poetry slam.

Come watch Regina’s best performance poets spit words and wit for a chance to represent our community at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam! [Read more…]