Mason Jar Music/Josh Garrells/The Wood Brothers/Steve’s Twitter

I saw the free Josh Garrells album in an email Noisetrade sent me yesterday and let it go by… but this morning after following this link on Steve’s Twitter feed I immediately corrected that error… and listened to anything else I could get my hands on from Mason Jar Music – really, really great stuff.  Check out “The Wood Brothers“… and others.


House Concert – Jared McMillan – Tuesday

Call me or Harm for more info!  This will be a good night.


For young ones and for the young at heart- all are welcome! Come join us for a fun night of music from Jared McMillan. Wear your pj’s (and your cozy Dora foamy couch to sit on if you have one!) and get ready for some rockin’ and rollin’ tunes from Jared. We are aiming to get started around 6:15pm. Bedtime snack included!

How much does it cost?
$5 per person, or $15 for a family.
Jared will also have his cds available- $10 if you’d like a download card, or $15 for the cd.

More about Jared’s new album..

“Puttin’ on Janamas” is music that your kids will love to listen to at play and as they go to sleep. Jared McMillan’s first album of children’s music captures his folk sensibilities and offbeat sense of humor. The album begins with upbeat playful songs and slowly drifts to quieter bedtime music with a few stories interspersed for good measure. Although the album is aimed at a young audience it is still music that the whole family can enjoy.

You can read more about Jared and listen to a preview of his new album at this link:

Playing for Change: Stand By Me

Record a bunch of street musicians from around the world on the same song and put it all together… that’s cool.  More info at Playing for Change.



The Prodigal

Found this one at this blog I’ve been enjoying.

Hearts In Stereo

I went by and enjoyed listening to Hearts In Stereo today – Ryan Chenkie plays bass with them and is a friend from youth group days in Yellowknife.  It was good to see part of where he’s ended up.    Good tunes Ryan.

Andrew Peterson – Dancing in the Minefields

Well, I was 19 you were 21 the year we got engaged
And everyone said we were much to young, but we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawn shop down the road
And we said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

And we went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for

Well “I Do” are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another, I’ve heard, is a good place to begin
‘Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found

And we’re dancing in the minefields
We’re sailing in the storms
And this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
And when I loose love’s chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith, to the end of all my days
When I forget my name, remind me

‘Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there’s nothing left to fear
So I’ll walk with you in the shadow-lands
Till the shadows disappear

‘Cause He promised not to leave us
And His promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos
Baby, I can dance with you

So, let’s go dancing in the minefields
Let’s go sailing in the storms
Let’s go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors

Let’s go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that’s what the promise is for
That’s what the promise is for

Man – that is good stuff.  Something about his music speaks to me!  The new album is out the end of this month – one of the few artists I auto-buy.

Where I’ve Been 7: Listening

  • Patty Griffin (I’m a new fan – so I’m listening to everything)
  • Gungor – Beautiful Things.  Saw a video of the title track on Steve’s blog.  Wish I hadn’t bought the rest of the album – but I really like that song.
  • Jack Johnson‘s Latest
  • Ian Tyson “All the Good’uns”             ai yai yai…
  • 620 CKRM
  • 980 Talk Radio (My co-worker always has it on)
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