Welcome to Near North Music 2013/14!
October is here and at the end of this month we'll be in Cardiff, Wales at WOMEX 2013 - Official Showcase with the April Verch Band (one of 36 selected out of some 900 applicants). The compilation CD is just out and April, amongst many great artists from around the world, has been honoured with a track - click the link and have a listen to the album! We will be at the Canada-Quebec Booth, Stands 12-15, 29-32. Please come by and find out the latest news in person if you happen to be in Cardiff.
Speaking of April Verch, her 9th recording Bright Like Gold was released this April. It is a magical album featuring guest artists Bruce Molsky, Sammy Schelor, Mac Wiseman and 20 dynamic songs.
Congratulations to Pharis and Jason Romero for being nominated for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year and Album Design of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. They've also been nominated for TWO 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards / Prix de musique folk canadienne - Traditional Album of the Year and Traditional Singer of the Year. Such a great result for their sophmore album Long Gone Out West Blues.
And a little more news, Steve Dawson has moved to Music CIty USA: Nashville, Tennessee! Steve has also been nominated for Producer of the Year at this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Tony McManus just released his new album Mysterious Boundaries and it has received rave reviews all over the world.
Booking inquiries - Email: Frank Hoorn/Near North Music Phone: (250) 847-5228