!
!
!

Steve Palmer From Here To Nashville

With more than 35 years experience as a working musician, you could call Steve Palmer a “road-survivor”. If so, he’s a thriving one- still playing live, still touring, and now starting on a new career as a songwriter with his first original CD , “From Here To Nashville”.
“The longer I keep doing this, the more I enjoy it. I’m like the Charlton Heston of folk singers -they’ll have to pry my guitar from my dead fingers. Still smoking, I hope”.
The CD (recorded in Edmonton) contains 8 catchy originals, probably best classified as Roots or Alt-Country. Backed by old friends and past members of various bands, the album has been getting airplay on university and alternate radio stations.
Sometimes compared to Hoyt Axton, Leonard Cohen, or John Prine, Steve lists Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt, and Fats Waller as major influences. “But I’m always listening to new stuff, Celtic (Dervish), Bluegrass (Jerusalem Ridge, John Reischman), or Jazz. I’ve got an album by an old friend, Nanaimo guitarist Pat Coleman, that totally amazes me.”
Originally set on a career as a guitarist, Steve suddenly became a singing guitarist when their teenage front man passed out in their first set at a frat party. “I discovered I had a memory for lyrics which has continued to this day. I know literally 100’s of songs, which has saved my life on more than one occasion.”
With summer tours planned for Western Canada and the Yukon, Steve has already appeared at several folk clubs in BC and Alberta as a warm up and as a feature performer, backing himself on 6 and 12 string guitars.

Terry Boyle

Terry has just returned from his native Ireland where he spent the last three years catching up on tunes, songs and old friends at musical sessions all over the country. His songs reflect the continuing contact with Ireland which he left to come to Canada in 1989.

“ I have come back with basketloads of ideas which I will eventually press into the shape of rough songs. It always takes me a long time to be somewhat satisfied with the final product.”


Terry released a self-titled CD in 1997 which contains a blend of songs written between Ireland and Canada. He is currently working on a second CD of original and Celtic songs.

Uncensored
The Hate In You

Dennis Koch - Vocals & Guitar

Ken Pomeroy - Bass

Valerie Downing
Who I Am

Vince Ditrich Super Tonic

Vince Ditrich, long time drummer for the spectacular West Coast group Spirit of the West, has released a solo album. For those fans of "SotW" don't be looking for the same sound, you won't find it on this disc. The only things that Supertonic has in common with SotW are: Vince (naturally), boundless energy, and great music. This release shows a side of Vince that we haven't seen much of before... and one I'm definitely liking, jazzy, funky, and some light techno thrown in. The result is an enjoyable and highly addictive disc.

All ten tracks on this disc are original, with one track co-written by Craig Northey (formerly of the Odds), and one by Pete McCormack (award winning novelist, and talented musician in his own right). For this disc, Vince (vocals, backing vocals, drums, percussion, rhythm guitar, keys, and "other assorted klaptrap, except where noted"), is joined by: Marc Robichaud (guitars), 24 Todd Sacerty (bass), Yummy Chad Geekie (piano), Simon Kendall (hammond), as well by Sharon Porker and Tina Jones (BVox).

Wakatush
Mother and Child

Carol Anne Hilton
recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Vollrath at Living Water Music Studio, Saltspring Island, BC

Yiddenes Nice Jewish Girls On The Main

"Montreal's Yiddish Girl-group"
Founding members Tziporah Rivke (Fiona Stuart), and Tsibele (Carolyn Shaffer) met at the jewish Public Library's Yiddish Cafe night in 2004 and were joined by violinst Yidl/Bobby Jo (Ingrid Wissink) in 2006. The Yiddenes play traditional Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) folk songs as well as American Yiddish show tunes from the early to mid 20th century. In and around "Meyn Strit" (St. Laurent street in Montreal), the band finds strong Jewish roots from which to draw inspiration. Much is now in the realm of memory-- Simcha's pickles, Warshaw's, and some historical spots still remain "The Main" rib and steak restaurant, the popular shwartzes and the Bagg Shul (synagogue) are still holding down the fort. Meanwhile the Yiddenes answer Carolyn's grandmother's question: "What's a nice Jewish girl doing living on the main?" with a song and a twinkle in the eye.

Fiona Stuart: vocals, guitar,accordion, has been singing in Yiddish from a young age. Her other recordings include: Mosaic's turning Points, and Solo C.D.s "Songs for Mona Lisa", and "The Secret voice of Mona Lisa"

Carolyn Shaffer: back vocals, accordion. Grew up in Ottawa, she also plays with the klezmer band Balebuste in Montreal.

Ingrid Wissink: violin, back-vocals. Grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick and studies violin in Quebec City. Now living in Montreal, she plays in orchestras, and with the group Wet Nose Hero.

Zlatko Zvekich
Best Nothing Vol. 2