TIckets are available NOW for Black Hen Music at The Electric Owl concert series.
First two concerts in the series are~ March 25 - with Colin James
April 29 - with Alvin Youngblood Hart
Click this link for more details & to buy your tickets: See you at the show!!!!
Black Hen Music is proud to present John Wort Hannam~"Queen's Hotel" as our Deal of the Week for Jan 31-Feb 7, 2012! Just click on the 'featured release' on the right of this page to access the discounted price of $12 for this killer album!
"He writes in simple, declarative sentences that capture exactly what he wants to express in perfect rhymes and dependable meter, and sets them to earnest waltzes, old-timey ballads and back-porch country tunes." (Singout magazine)
We're very pleased to announce a new concert series in Vancouver, at The Electric Owl on Main Street. On the last Sunday of the month, Steve Dawson and his band will back up a different artist for a spontaneous acoustic show. Don't miss it! The first 2 concerts are:
March 25 - with Colin James
April 29 - with Alvin Youngblood Hart
Get more info and tickets here:
Featuring the Juno award winning album "My Hands Are on Fire And other Love Songs" by Old Man Luedecke, on sale this week for 12 bucks!
"Old Man Luedecke is Chris Luedecke’s nom de guerre. He plays banjo on eight songs here, guitar on the other three. He wrote 10 and covers Willie P. Bennett’s “Casey Fork River.” His songs feel old timey, brimming with gritty wis- dom, ancient yet fresh and new." (Singout! Magazine)
"This is simply a beauty of an album, from its first twang to the final strum." (exclaim.ca)
Click on 'featured release' on the right of this page to access the deal of the week!
"Bluesy, inventive, and highly charged, Steve Dawson’s fifth solo release is a feast of acoustic, electric, slide, National steel, 12-string, baritone, Weissenborn, and pedal steel guitars." (Celine Keating, Acoustic Guitar Magazine)
Jenny Whiteley's "Forgive of Forget" CD on sale this week only for $12.
Click on Jenny Whiteley's album cover in the "featured release" section on this page for a link to buy the CD!
"If her name is new to you, rest assured that Whiteley is a two-time Juno Award winner (Canada's grammy), and with her fourth release, she should gain well-deserved US recognition, too. She sings of both the uplift and heartbreak of relationships. Somehow, even the sadder songs resonate lively as her clear, melodic voice seamlessly glides over the music." (Elmore Magazine)
Congratulations to The Sojourners for winning a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for their album "The Sojourners"
...a fun time was had by all in Whitehorse with two stellar showcases featuring Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, and The Sojourners, and a show-stopping performance by The Sojourners, Jim Byrnes, and Steve Dawson at the awards ceremony.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying the music, and thanks to Whitehorse for hosting such a fantastic event & series of shows. The Yukon rules!
Hope to see everyone at next year's WCMA's in Regina, SK.
The Juno Awards were handed out last month, and 2 Black Hen artists won in their respective categories:
Old Man Luedecke - "My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs" - Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.
Jim Byrnes - "Everywhere West" - Blues Album of the Year.
Congratulations to the following artists for their nominations in the 2011 Juno Awards:
Jim Byrnes for Blues Album of the Year
Old Man Luedecke for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
The Sojourners for Blues Album of the Year
We look forward to seeing how these all pan out later this year at the awards ceremony in Toronto this March.
We are so proud to announce that the Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert DVD has been nominate for the Best DVD Award at the 2011 Blues Music Awards. What a great end to a great year. We'll keep you posted on the results.