Once again, we've garnered several nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Jim Byrnes - My Walking Stick - Contemporary Album of the Year
Jim Byrnes - My Walking Stick - Contemporary Singer of the Year
The Deep Dark Woods - Winter Hours - Ensemble of the Year
Steve Dawson - Telescope - Pushing the Boundaries
Congrats to all the nominees!
Alternate Root magazine has kindly done an in-depth feature on the Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Album project. Check it out here - click the link and 'flip' to page 20. Enjoy!
You can now purchase your own zesty copies of John Wort Hannam's new album "Queen's Hotel" and Doug Cox "Without Words". Both are fine additions to the Black Hen Music catalogue!
We are also taking Pre-Orders for "A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks - Things About Comin' My Way". These will ship after the album's release on October 20th.
Once again, we are happy to announce a multitude of nominations for Black Hen folks at the 2009 WCMAs.
Steve Dawson - "Telescope" - Instrumental Recording of the Year
The Deep Dark Woods - "Winter Hours" - Roots Recording of the Year
Steve Dawson - "Waiting for the Lights to Come Up" - Solo Roots Recording of the Year
Steve Dawson - Producer of the Year (3rd Year in a Row - way to go Steve!!)
Black Hen Music - Label of the Year (also 3rd Year in a Row - way to go Henners!!)
We'll see how it all pans out this October in Brandon, MB...
We are happy to announce that one of Steve's most exciting projects to date A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks "Things About Comin' My Way" is set for release worldwide on October 20, 2009.
Recorded and produced by Juno Award winning producer Steve Dawson, in Seattle, Vancouver, Ottawa and New York, this project fulfills a dream of Steve's to pay tribute to the work of this unique and historic group. Between 1930 and 1935, The Mississippi Sheiks were the top selling group of its time, largely due to their hit “Sitting On Top if the World”, also recorded by Cream, Bill Monroe, Howlin’ Wolf and many more. An All-Star cast of internationally renowned artists have all recorded brand new versions of songs by The Mississippi Sheiks. Each track is specifically for this project and does not appear on any other release.
Ranging from traditional to the avant-garde, this tribute stands above others in quality and scope, and features artists well-known in blues, jazz, pop and rock genres. With exclusive recordings by Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, John Hammond, Kelly Joe Phelps, The North Mississippi Allstars, Oh Susanna with Van Dyke Parks, Bill Frisell, Geoff Muldaur, Robin Holcomb, Jim Byrnes, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more.
Steve is maintaining a blog that documents the recording of the album and it's upcoming release. Check it out here - http://stevedawson.wordpress.com/category/mississippi-sheiks-tribute-alb...
Black Hen Music is proud to announce new albums by guitarist Doug Cox and folk singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam will be released this fall. Both titles will be available as of September 15, 2009. Check back soon for more information on their artist pages.
Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners performed Live for CBC on Earth Day. Check out the concert here:
The Deep Dark Woods appeared live on the infamous 'DNTO'. Here's the link for the broadcast: