Ivonne Hernandez
Playing With Fire

As one of Canada’s hottest young performers, Ivonne has performed with or opened for Alan Jackson, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, The Paperboys, Barachois, Natalie MacMaster, Jann Arden, Julian Austin, Ben Heppner and Oscar Lopez. Her talent, passion and charm have taken her all over North America.

A consummate entertainer, she is constantly in motion, whether dancing, fiddling or singing...an energy that is passed on to the audience wherever she performs.

About Ivonne's debut cd 'Playing With Fire'

Guests include Scott Henderson on saxophone and Daniel Lapp on keyboard and guitar. As Daniel writes in the liner notes, " Enjoy this album, the first from a young fiddler whose splendid technique commands attention and deserves accolades but which never interferes with a spirited and soulful performance, which is at the heart of all great fiddling."


Musicians on the CD include: Ivonne Hernandez (Fiddle, Stepdancing, Vocals, Percussion) Adam Dobres (Guitar, Bass, Percussion) Jessamy Zeeman (Keyboard, Percussion) Mike Alton (Drum Kit) Daniel Lapp (Keyboard - tracks 2 & 6, Tenor Guitar - tracks 7 & 11) Scott Henderson (Tenor Saxophone - track 3) Produced by: Ivonne Hernandez Recorded and Mixed by: Bill Crappelle Mixed and Mastered by: Hugh McMillan Recorded at: The Recordists Workshop, Victoria, BC, 2001

Jack Connolly
Open Stage

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Michael Bhatti bass on tracks 4 & 10
Ben Butler guitar-case percussion on “Hoochie Coochie Man”
Bob Campbell drums
Jack Connolly acoustic & electric guitars and vocals
Brent Hutchinson alto sax
David K. bass on all tracks except 4 & 10. National guitar on “Sonny”
Daniel Lapp violin
Scott McCrady harmonica

"I was thoroughly impressed by [Jack Connolly's] lyrical intelligence, musical ability, and . . . stage presence. Connolly's original compositions shine."

Toby Nilsson,Cosmic Debris, April 2002

"The 12-song disk moves seamlessly through [Connolly's] repertoire of stage-tested originals. . . with a pair of covers paying homage to influences Carlos Santana and blues legend Willie Dixon. Weaving his"folky/bluesy" style into what co-producer K. coined "acousti-pop" Connolly proves why he has garnered the kind of attention he has since sharing the stage with folk icon Valdy at the age of 12. The songs range from heart-wrenching ballads like "Sonny" to the straight ahead 12-bar blues number "(Who's Gonna) Clean Up This Mess?" Tunes like "Waiting for the Call" and "A Touch of Grace" show the song-smith's advanced ability to tell a good story delivered with confidence and control."

The Pictorial, 8 July 2001

Jeff Agopsowicz
Silent Partner

An exciting recording by this Victoria-based trombonist. 10 original arrangements by Jeff Agopsowicz and Bruce Hurn.
With Jeff Agopsowicz - trombone, Bruce Hurn - trumpet, Ross Taggart - piano, Mike Herriott - Bass, Bernie Arai - drums, Sandy Gordon - alto sax.

Jeffery Sez
15 Smiles to the Gal

Second run has been re-mixed, re-mastered and bonus tracked!

Released across Canada in January 2003. On Cordova Bay Records.

This is the band's second studio album. It was released independently in July 2002 and re-released on Cordova Bay Records in February 2003.

Jeremy Fisher Back Porch Spirituals

Jeremy Fisher grew up in a small Canadian steeltown where music is a tradition carried out late at night in the kitchens and living rooms of its working-class people. His music resonates with the honesty of those roots and the spontaneity of his lifestyle, creating a sound that is at once familiar and unique.

In his early twenties, Jeremy incorporated his fascination with the human condition and love for bicycles and decided to pedal to the end of any road he could find.

Since then he has clocked thousands of miles and kilometers across the U.S. and Canada, spanning the largest white sand beaches, to the smallest prairie towns, to the largest body of fresh water, and back again. His songs tell the stories of the people and places he has come to know along the way.

"Back Porch Spirituals", his solo debut, is a musical collection of his journal writings - a first-hand account of what it is like to trace the cultural outline of the true North American continent along its winding back roads. The recording features guest performances by Laura Veirs, who adds some tasteful 2nd guitar pars and lilting harmony vocals, and by Artis the Spoonman, who empties the kitchen sink to provide his trademark driving rhythm behind one of the album's livelier tracks.

For the most part it is Jeremy Fisher's lone voice, guitar, and harmonica that tell his stories in the tradition of John Prine, Woody Guthrie, and Stompin' Tom Connors, as he takes his place among a culture of troubadours whose music is kept alive in the living rooms, kitchens, and on the back porch steps of homes all across this land.

Jeremy Walsh
Self-Titled Debut

A talented entertainer and songwriter in the tradition of Paxton and Guthrie, Jeremy Walsh draws from many different traditions of folk music including Celtic, Appalacian, French Canadian, Bluegrass, Irish, Maritime and Newfoundland. Produced by High McMillan of "Spirit of the West", "Self Titled Debut" follows Jeremy's successful stint as a key performer, vocalist and writer in the Canadian band "Scruj MacDuhk." While his music ranges from lilting celtic to furious folk rock, all is delivered with passion and a highly infectious energy. It's no wonder he has shared stages with Eileen Ivers, Lunasa, James Keelaghan, Dervish, The Paperboys and Great Big Sea.

John Gogo Leave A Light On

only 1 used cd in great condition

Released August 1997, this album was produced by Wayne Loronz (Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Slingblade soundtrack), David Kershaw (Sarah Mclachlan, Wild Strawberries) and John Gogo.

The majority of the album was recorded October 16-29 1995 with Sean Ashby (electric guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin), Paul Brennan (drums, percussion), John Gogo (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric 12 string guitar), David Kershaw (B3 organ, Wurlitzer piano, accordion, percussion) and Brian Minato (bass guitar, string bass, Wurlitzer piano). These 5 musicians were joined for the two weeks by Wayne Lorenz. Additional recording took place later with Luke Doucet (electric guitar),Tommy Gogo (vocals, Mellotron), Camille Henderson (vocals) and Daniel Lapp (trumpet). John & David Kershaw produced these sessions. The recording was done at David's studio (The Glass Elevator) in Vancouver. David and Wayne recorded it and David mixed it. The album was mastered by Craig Waddell at Gotham City Studios, Vancouver. Songs 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, & 11 are published by Boulder Creek Publishing and Shaunsongs. Songs 4, 6, 7, & 10 published by Boulder Creek Publishing. Cold Cold Ground is published by Jalma Music (admin. by Ackee Music). All Songs are SOCAN except Cold Cold Ground is ASCAP.

Johnny Hanson Presents... Puck Rock Vol. 1

Very Rare and Out of Print Cassette (SEALED)

PUCK ROCK Cassette Johnny Hanson Presents Puck Rock Volume 1
Starts kicking ass with the Hanson Brothers''Hockey Night Tonight' - a compilation that's entirely dedicated to hockey, Puck Rock Vol. 1 pays tribute to the only sport that makes no front teeth look fashionable. Bands like SNFU, Joey Sh*thead and Cub, Huevo Rancheros, D.O.A. and the Smugglers, Jughead, and of course NoMeansNo's alter ego The Hanson Brothers. Out of Print on CD. much more. Fun fun fun.

Karel Roessingh
Blue/Green live in concert

solo piano

recorded live in concert at the Alix Goolden Hall in 2001. Includes original compositions, jazz standards, traditional folk tunes, and the blues.

A native of Leiden, Holland, Karel was raised in Calgary, Canada. After studying piano, guitar, and percussion in his school years, Karel toured the British Isles with the Calgary Youth Orchestra and became a professional musician on his return in 1970. He toured North America with several groups and became vocal director/keyboardist of the show group "Stratus Faction", making his television debut on CTV with the group's own pilot program. In 1973, Karel studied jazz arranging and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a degree in secondary music and mathematics education at the University of Victoria in 1981. He has taught both privately and in public schools for students of all ages, and has been a featured specialist at numerous jazz workshops.

Karel has been a composer for film, television and video projects as a partner in Legacy Music Ltd. since 1985. He wrote the source music for the film In the Company of Men, which won the Filmmakers' Trophy at the 1997 Sundance Festival, and was an official selection for the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. He has also co-written music with Ken Williams for several internationally televised series, among them Police Academy - the series(Fox Network in USA, and networks in ninety countries), Undersea Explorer(Outdoor Living Network et al), Safari - Ocean Adventures, (on Discovery Canada, NHK Japan and others), Take Off children's series (on Family Channel, CTV et al), and The New Body Moves, an aerobics series (Canada-wide, also shown internationally), along with innumerable educational, corporate and travel videos, receiving national and international awards such as the Peabody Award, the ITVA world-wide award, and many others. Television credits also include a great many themes and scores for documentaries, news, drama and children's programs broadcast world-wide.

Karel has been keyboardist and/or musical director for a great number of musicals, stage presentations, and concerts, and his playing talents have led to engagements all over the world. His first solo album Keys, recorded in 1988 and distributed by Midsummer Music, has received wide critical acclaim. An album of Christmas carols entitled Do You Hear What I Hear? followed in 1991. Since then, on the Midsummer label (internationally distributed by Tandem Music), Karel has written, performed, and recorded four music and nature sounds albums, solo piano albums Piano by the Sea and Orca Suite, and orchestrations Classics for Relaxation (with Mark Bracken), and Wings of Summer. An orchestral suite co-written with Kenneth G. Williams for the Butchart Gardens was released in 1993 on the Holborne label. Another piano solo CD, Thinking of You - Themes of Friendship has been released by Midsummer in 1996. A jazz trio CD of original tunes entitled Cat Fud was also completed early in 1996.

In the field of children's music, Karel was musical director and keyboardist on Birds, Beasts and Babes by Pat Carfra (the lullaby lady), chosen by the Ladies' Home Journal as one of the six all-time best children's bedtime albums, keyboardist and arranger on John Demers' My Backyard, and George Dixon's series of children's musical stories. He has toured with Norman Foote and played regularly at Victoria's Glendale Lodge and the Queen Alexandra Children's Hospital with recording artist Mahri Sherlock.

Outside of his musical career, Karel was elected to be mayor in his home municipality, the District of Highlands , in December of 1999.

In his spare time, Karel still loves to play the piano and plays in clubs, concert halls and in the studio whenever possible. He writes jazz tunes for his own and other groups, and has played with jazz greats such as Bud Shank, Ian MacDougall, Pat LaBarbera, Don Clark, Floyd Standifer, Roy Reynolds and many well-known vocalists. He's regularly asked to play at jazz festivals as both leader and sideman, and leads his own trio and quintet regularly at the Victoria International Jazz Festival.

Katrina Kadoski

Katrina Kadoski is originally from Fort McMurray Alberta, where she won
the Rotary Music Festival's Best Alberta Vocalist at the age of nine.
She has become a skilled guitarist and also studied piano to accompany
eighteen years of vocal training, which include jazz and opera. Her
voice has been described as powerful, sweet, and unapologetic. She
released Whirlpools in 1998, her first full-length solo CD of original
songs. She has performed in Canada, the USA, Ireland, and England.
Currently she works as a publicist for Pacific Music Marketing.

Sizzling stage presence, and chilling harmonies

Formed in the autumn of 2002 by Victoria singer/songwriter Katrina
Kadoski and fiddler Velle Huscroft, Honeygirl made their debut at the
'M*Power Independent Music Awards' and following gigs at 'Thursdays Pub'
in Victoria and Malaspina College, a ten-day tour of Alberta included
appearances on top-rated local TV shows.
The group is now a five-piece band complete with guitar, fiddle, bass,
djembe, drums, piano, mandolin and three-part harmony

"Three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentals whisk the listener
through the songs, leaving them always wanting more, more, more! This is
a real opportunity to catch up-and-coming stars at the very beginning."
- Sunshine Folkfest