In celebration of the new Sojourners record, we're giving you an opportunity to win a shiny new 8GB iPod Nano and listen to a track off their new album! Click on the link below and enter your email to win. You will be directed to a link to download a free MP3. Click here for more information:
The lineup for the Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Show has been finalized and tickets are selling fast! If you're anywhere near Vancouver on March 13 or 14, you won't want to miss this show! Featuring John Hammond, Van Dye Parks, Geoff Muldaur, Colin James, Jim Byrnes, The Sojourners, Steve Dawson, Robin Holcomb, Dave Alvin, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Oh Susanna, Bob Brozman, and a stellar house band from the Sheiks Tribute CD - Matt Chamberlain on drums, Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Keith Lowe on bass, and guitarist/musical director Steve Dawson.
Get tickets here while you still can!
We are proud to announce that two of our artists have been nominated for Indie Awards!
The Deep Dark Woods for Favourite Folk/Roots Act, and Jim Byrnes for Favourite Blues Act.
Congratulations to you both on your nominations and good luck! :)
Check out this cool feature from No Depression on the inner workings of Black Hen Music and Steve Dawson behind the scenes on the Sheiks project..
Several of our artists were named in Top Album lists of 2009. Congratulations to them all for a wonderful year of music making. We hope you'll enjoy what we have to offer you in 2010!
A Tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks 'Things About Comin' My Way' - Georgia Straight - Tony Montague's Top 10
Tim Posgate Horn Band 'Banjo Hockey' - Georgia Straight - Alexander Varty's Top 10
Jim Byrnes 'My Walking Stick' - Favorite Blues Albums of 2009 - All Music Guide
The Deep Dark Woods 'Winter Hours' - Top Albums of the Year - #2 on Hear Ya.com and #6 on Herohill.com
Check out this link to read daily updates about 'Things About Comin' My Way'. Written by Mike Mellor, it includes a different song each day and includes song notes from producer Steve Dawson. Enjoy!
"Things About Comin' My Way" the highly touted tribute album to The Mississippi Sheiks has been nominated for "Acoustic Album of the Year" at the Blues Awards! Congratulations to everyone who played a part in the making of this fantastic record and good luck at the ceremony in May which is hosted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
Here's what reviewer Daniel Sylvester had to say about the album:
Anyone calling this third album from Saskatoon's Deep Dark Woods sombre has completely missed the point. Singer/guitarist Ryan Boldt's tales of lost love, life and money are delivered with such weighty tones that "How Can I Try" and "Two Time Loser" merely sound like the consequences of an adventurous life. As most musicians are writing songs about the pain of turning 25, the Deep Dark Woods are more concerned about finding themselves 25,000 miles from home. Winter Hours showcases a band much too focused to look back in anger.
Congrats to the Deep Dark Woods!
The Mississippi Sheiks tribute album "Things About Comin' My Way" continues to climb Americana charts in the USA and Canada. It's currently sitting in the Top 20 across the US! Head over to the Mississippi Sheiks reviews page to read all the latest on what's being said about this fabulous piece of work.
And then check it out for yourself! You can purchase the album from our online store or on iTunes here:
Congratulations to Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes and the Deep Dark Woods for their big wins at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. They each took home an award in the following categories:
The Deep Dark Woods "Winter Hours" - Ensemble of the Year
Jim Byrnes "My Walking Stick" - Male Vocalist of the Year
Steve Dawson "Telescope" - Pushing the Boundaries
Way to go guys!! :)