Tickets are NOW available for the fall season of "Black Hen Music at The Electric Owl"!!!
Buy tickets for Martyn Joseph, Sept.30 here: http://www.capilanou.ca/nscu/Martyn-Joseph/
Buy tickets for Jim Byrnes **CD Release show for "I Hear The Wind In The Wires" here: http://www.capilanou.ca/nscu/Jim-Byrnes/
Buy tickets for Jill Barber, Nov.25 here: http://www.capilanou.ca/nscu/Jill-Barber--A-Night-of-Hank-Williams-and-O...
Great new review of Kelly Joe Phelps' new album "Brother Sinner & The Whale" by Alexander Varty of The Georgia Straight magazine in Vancouver.
"The story it tells is as powerful as the great gospel songs of Blind Willie Johnson or the Staple Singers—songs that transcend their religious content to speak directly to the human soul."
READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.blackhenmusic.com/node/3704
"Winter Hours" by The Deep Dark Woods is our summer deal of the week! Get yours this week for only $12!
The Vancouver Province said~ "This is a work of true beauty produced by Vancouver's Steve Dawson with lots of love."
The Vancouver Sun features Jim Byrnes' "I Hear The Wind In The Wires" in this complimentary review!
"Acclaimed musician Kelly Joe Phelps has long been known for his amazing lap steel recordings. But, as he confessed to us recently during a recent video shoot, over the last few years, the singer-songwriter has basically stopped playing that instrument altogether. Instead, he has focused on standard guitar playing, writing and collaborating with music cohort Corinne West.
On Phelps’ forthcoming solo release, Brother Sinner & The Whale (out August 21, 2012 on Black Hen Music), the musician takes yet another turn. Brother Sinner & The Whale is a simple, powerful solo album of spirituals, with lyrics inspired by the poetry in the Book of Jonah. And, while the lap steel is gone, Phelps is now playing bottleneck guitar with half of the album featuring a National guitar, while the other half features a Martin D-35.
Whether or not you consider yourself religious, this gorgeous album is well-worth checking out. It was produced by Vancouver’s Steve Dawson (himself the subject a Fretboard Journal video here) and it’s available for pre-release streaming on fretboardjournal.com for just a couple of short weeks."
Brand New deal of the week for summer! Joey Wright's "Jalopy" for a discounted price this week only!!
"Journeyman guitarist/mandolin player, Sarah Harmer sidekick and master, it seems, of just about any instrument that requires plucking, strumming, sliding or picking, Joey Wright is in his element with his second CD, the acoustically loaded and eclectically instrumental Jalopy." (Toronto Star)
This week's Deal of the Week is "The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert-Live in Vancouver CONCERT DVD"
Mojo Magazine says...
"Things About Comin' My Way," which revived the repertoire of The Mississippi Sheiks, was MOJO's Blues Album of The Month in March 2010, the month of this concert recording. It is billed as a companion to the CD, which is entirely fair. The roster is considerably different- Dave Alvin and Alvin Youngblood Hart come in; The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Madeleine Peyroux and several others bow out- and of those who remain almost noone repeats their album song; most of the DVD's repertoire isn't on the CD at all. Once again, a huge hand to multi-instrumentalist/producer Steve Dawson for the founding idea and successfully bringing it to life.
Black Hen at The Electric Owl Concert Series Presents....a brand new sponsor! L'arrivee Guitars has donated a beautiful, acoustic guitar that will be raffled off at the next 3 shows! So come on down to the shows at The Electric Owl! September's show features Martyn Joseph, October is Jim Byrnes' CD Release show for his new album "I Hear The Wind In The Wires" and November is Jill Barber!
Tickets and detailed info here: http://www2.capilanou.ca/news-events/nscucentre/season/black-hen-music.h...
Steve Dawson is nominated for PRODUCER OF THE YEAR at this year's upcoming Western Canadian Music Awards! Awards take place in Oct. in Regina, SK.
Zubot and Dawson "Chicken Scratch"...a worthy blast from Black Hen's past...check it out!
"With this record, the pair seem to be moving beyond simply impressing other musicians, as each track has a distinct mood, ranging from the obvious joyousness of "Hoedown" to the cool airiness of "Boomer's Hill Road" and leading perfectly into a version of Robert Johnson's "Hellhounds on my Trail". What is most impressive is their diversity. They seem to effortlessly be able to tackle any style and make it interesting. This is obviously the way "folk" music has been able to stay vital. But while many other artists' experiments result in a convoluted mess, Zubot and Dawson's grasp of their abilities allows a lot of soul to come across. It's still instrumental music, but it can stand along side the best work of Bill Frisell or David Grisman." (exclaim magazine)
Get yours today at a discounted price by clicking on the "featured release" album cover at the right of this page.