Much to our delight, the highly touted UK music magazine MOJO has named "Things About Comin' My Way", Black Hen's tribute to the music of The Mississippi Sheiks, the #1 Blues Album of the Year. Thank you to MOJO for the accolades, and be sure to check out the album yourself! You can find it here:
We are proud to announce the release of guitarist and composer Joey Wright's new album entitled "Hatch". Joey's unique style has had him sharing stages with other wonderful musical talents such as Sarah Harmer, and label-mate Jenny Whiteley. The songs on “Hatch” are lyrically dreamy and poetic, and melodically inventive and catchy. Check it out here:
Big Congratulations to Steve Dawson and Jim Byrnes for their Maple Blues Awards nominations this year.
Jim Byrnes - Vocalist of the year
Steve Dawson - Guitarist of the year
Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the MIssissippi Sheiks - Album of the Year
Way to go guys!!
Congratulations to Jim Byrnes for winning Blues Recording of the Year at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards. The awards ceremony was held this past weekend in Kelowna, BC.
Congrats to all the Black Hen artists nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Traditional Album of the Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Contemporary Album of the Year - Old Man Luedecke - My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs
Contemporary Album of the Year - John Wort Hannam - Queen's Hotel
Vocal Group Of The Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Ensemble Of The Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Solo Artist Of The Year - Old Man Luedecke - My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs
Producer of the Year - Steve Dawson - Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks
The awards ceremony will take place on November 20th in Winnipeg, MB.
No Depression has a contest up for our Mississippi Sheiks Tribute - post your favourite artist from the album and be entered to win a Mississippi Sheiks Tribute CD, concert DVD, and an autographed poster!
Here's the link:
Once again, several of our fine artists have been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards. Congratulations to all!
Jim Byrnes "My Walking Stick" - Blues Recording of the Year
The Sojourners "The Sojourners" - Roots Recording of the Year (Group)
John Wort Hannam "Queen's Hotel" - Roots Recording of the Year (Solo)
Steve Dawson & Sheldon Zaharko - Engineer of the Year
Black Hen Music - Label of the Year
The WCMA ceremonies will take place Oct 21-24 in Kelowna, BC.
Black Hen Music is proud to release the newest work by Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Beggs entitled 'Blue Bones'. Check out some samples on her artist page here:
Midwest Records calls the album 'simply smashing contemporary folkie sounds that are first class all the way.'
Andy Ellis, host of The Guitar Show in Nashville, is running a feature interview with Kelly Joe Phelps centered around Western Bell in his weekly radio program. The program is broadcast 4 times this week from 2 stations located in Nashville and San Antonio. Full details here:
You can also download an mp3 of the 1-hour show here:
Thanks for the heads-up Andy!
For those who weren't privy to the excellent Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert that occurred in May 2010 in as part of the Vancouver Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad, Black Hen Music is proud to announce the release of a live DVD that will showcase the fantastic performances of that night. Stay tuned for more details! Release date is slated for September 21 in Canada, the US, and Europe.