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Monday, 20 April 2015 09:35

Winnipeg Roots Rocker Romi Mayes played to an enthusiastic crowd in Dauphin this Friday night at the WAC

Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Bruce Leperre

Romi Mayes and band (guitarist Jay Nowicki, bassist Bernie Theissen and drummer Emmet Van Etten AKA Corndog) blew everyone away Friday night at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin.  She played music from throughout her career and even shared a sneak peek from her forthcoming album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" available May 12th.  Romi will also play a CD release show in Winnipeg on May 8th at the West End Cultural Centre.  

Opening the show were local artists Melisa Stefaniw and Ian Macintosh who delivered a strong set of originals and the odd cover.

The Dauphin & District Allied Arts Council's next show will feature JUNO nominees the 24th Street Wailers from Toronto May 5th.  This will be the first show in a long time in the recently renovated Old Fire Hall.  Tickets available from the Fiddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and at the WAC.  Charge by Phone at 204.638.6231.

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The Bros. Landreth return to Dauphin this October - Get your tickets NOW!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:00
The Bros. Landreth return to Dauphin this October - Get your tickets NOW!

Bros Landreth

8 pm

Watson Art Centre - Dauphin

October 5


About the Bros Landreth:

Twenty-seven years. Four bandmates. Two brothers. One album. 

Let It Lie, the debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, is proof that there's strength in numbers. 

Anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might call it Americana. Dig deeper, though, and you'll hear the nuances that separate The Bros. Landreth — whose members didn't grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba — from their folksy friends in the Lower 48. 

Where does the sound come from? Maybe it's in their blood. After all, long before they made music together, siblings David and Joey Landreth attended their father's bar gigs as babies. 

"Mom would take us in the basinet and stick us under the bar tables, and we'd fall asleep," says David. "Dad was a working musician who backed up people like Amos Garrett, but his love was always songwriting. He'd play three or four sets at those bars, so we'd be at the gigs all night."

"We were always around music," adds Joey, the group's frontman and chief songwriter. "We had no choice! We were baptized into it."

As the boys got older, they began paying attention to the records their parents would play in the small, WWII-era shack that doubled as the family's home. Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder and Little Feat all received plenty of airtime, with John Hiatt's Bring the Family and Lyle Lovett's Pontiac standing out as family favorites. The siblings absorbed those records, which spun tales of love, life and lust in the Bible Belt. Years later — after Joey and David had given up their gigs as sidemen to form their own group, with drummer Ryan Voth — the Bros. Landreth began drawing on that familiar sound, mixing the rootsy swirl of Americana with the bandmates' own experiences up north. 

Let It Lie was recorded in a straw bale house in southern Manitoba, during one of the coldest winters in recent memory. Working with producer Murray Pulver, the Bros. Landreth found warmth in the songs that Joey and David had written at home, brewing up an earthy, earnest sound that has since drawn comparisons to the Eagles, the Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. Eager to tip their hat to the man who gave the Landreth siblings their very first instruments, the band also recorded a version of "I am the Fool," a song originally written by the boys' father, renowned Winnipeg musician Wally Landreth. Wally even stopped by the studio to sing a verse on "Runaway Train," a scuzzy, fuzzy rock song that mixes boogie-woogie guitars with two generations of bluesy, booming Landreth vocals. 

They were cute once... what happened?

"He slayed it," says Joey, who laughs at the memory of duetting with his father in the recording studio. "It was fun, for the first time in my life, to get to tell my Dad what to do."

Album highlights like "Our Love," "Firecracker" and Nothing" were all inspired by a string of rocky relationships, but Lie It Lie is more than a breakup album. Filled with mid-tempo rockers, butter-smooth ballads and cowboy lullabies, it's the sort of album that finds inspiration not only in the landscape of the human heart, but also the windswept prairies that stretch for hours on every side of Winnipeg's city limits. The music is steeped in the history and heritage of the band's hometown, and if it sounds wintry at times, that doesn't mean it's not downright lovely.

That hometown was quick to embrace the Bros. Landreth, with the Winnipeg Free Press applauding the band's "blues rock [songs] resplendent with soulful harmonies as golden and warm as the late evening sun." Meanwhile, the band began hitting the road in 2013, traveling the heartlands and highways that helped inspire their songs in the first place. They didn't limit their focus to Canada, either. During the summer of 2014, the Bros. Landreth signed a deal with Slate Creek Records, an American label whose roster includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. 

"I remember the moment Dave and I started singing together," Joey remembers, "and I realized how similar we sounded. It was a bit of an 'a-ha' moment for us. We were both pretty burnt out from our sideman jobs and wanted to make some music together, just for fun. The band built itself after that. I was just standing there, watching the walls go up."

"Joey taught me how to sing," David adds. "Prior to the band getting started, there were 3 or 4 years where we really didn't spend much time together, because we were touring with other groups. We'd always been really close as teenagers. With the Bros. Landreth, I feel like it's almost a divine interception. We were supposed to come back together and make this music."


Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:20





What does Drake have against the Netherlands?

Billboard reports for the third time in three months, the Toronto rapper called off his concert in Amsterdam. Fans had already entered the 17-thousand-seat Ziggo Dome when a representative for the promoter announced Drake was sick and his doctor told him not to perform. The concert has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Drake was supposed to perform Jan. 20th and 21th in Amsterdam and then moved the concerts to Jan. 26th and 27th. Those shows were rescheduled to this week. 





The drummer for Electric Light Orchestra feels it's more important to honour his touring commitments than to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bev Bevan writes on Facebook he will miss E-L-O's induction because he'll be on tour with comedian Jasper Carrott. He says those dates were booked before the Rock Hall made the announcement about inductees.

Bevan says it would have been ``fantastic'' to meet up again with his old E-L-O bandmates and he considers their induction a great honour. 





Jason Aldean is continuing his commitment to stomping out breast cancer by asking survivors to be his honourary roadies. On select dates of his upcoming ``They Don't Know'' tour, Aldean will surprise survivors with concert tickets, private meet-and-greets and backstage access. The survivors will be chosen through essay submissions at his website, JasonAldean-dot-com .

Aldean says as long as he's doing what he's doing, he is willing to do what he can to fight breast cancer and celebrate its survivors.

The tour begins April 27th in Toledo, Ohio. 





Elle King gets star-struck around banjo players.

King, who plays banjo herself, says her favourite players are Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. She once saw them perform and she cried from the front row. She even went to meet them later and was gushing like a little girl. King says most banjo players just love the banjo and don't care if you play it traditionally. She says anyone who dictates you must play banjo a certain way isn't a very good musician. 





The recording console from Studio 2 of Abbey Road upon which Pink Floyd recorded the ``Dark Side of the Moon'' album has sold at auction for 1.8-million dollars. Bonhams auction house says the console sold to an unidentified buyer. Producer Mike Hedges bought the console when the studio upgraded in 1983. Besides Pink Floyd, the console was used in the making of albums by Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, The Cure and Kate Bush. 





Bob Dylan's archives are being put to use, a year after the University of Tulsa announced it was giving the archives a home. The university says one historian is working on a book about Dylan's 1970 albums, and another is examining the relationship between Dylan and African-American music. More than six-thousand items are stored at the archives, including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks, films, videos, personal effects and musical instruments. At the moment, the university is only letting select scholars access the archives, but it will make the collection available to more researchers in the fall. 





The original singer for The Foundations has died.

The B-B-C reports the family of Clem Curtis confirms his death Monday morning but they do not give details. He was 67. Curtis sang on the 1967 hit ``Baby Now That I've Found You.'' He left The Foundations in 1968 and they had a hit with ``Build Me Up Buttercup'' with singer Colin Young in 1969. Curtis sang with various lineups of the bands in the 1970s and had a career appearing on stage in Britain's West End. 





Toby Keith will headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame concert. The Concert for Legends will be in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6th, the night after the inductions. Perhaps you are unaware that Keith has a football background. He played semi-pro and tried out for a U-S-F-L team. 





Elton John is working on an animated version of the musical ``Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'' John will work with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on the project. The announcement was made at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday. 



(The Associated Press)


Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:18





This is a year of milestones for singer Sarah McLachlan. 

On Sunday, she will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards telecast. 

In July, she'll mark the 20th anniversary of her diamond-certified album ``Surfacing.'' 

The first time she performed some of the music from the album was on the Lilith Fair tour -- and it fell a little flat. 

McLachlan says no one knew any of the new songs so she had to quickly re-work her set list. 

She also says after all the recording, re-recording, mixing and fine-tuning the songs, she was pretty sick of the music by the time the album came out. 

But the Halifax-born singer says to this day, she still really enjoys playing all the songs, which include hits like ``Adia'' and ``Angel.'' 

McLachlan says she still feels an attachment to them, saying ``Surfacing'' has got ``great legs.''





John Prine will give insights into his music with his first book, ``Beyond Words.'' It includes more than 100 personal photographs, copies of his handwritten lyrics showing how the songs evolved, Prine's own observations about his music and the lyrics and chords for 60 songs. ``Beyond Words'' comes out April 18th. 





A musical is in the works based on the childhood of Pharrell Williams. The Hollywood Reporter reports the project will be called ``Atlantis'' and will be directed by Michael Mayer, who did the Broadway version of Green Day's ``American Idiot'' and won a Tony for ``Spring Awakening.'' The story is described as a ``Romeo and Juliet'' story about Williams growing up in Virginia Beach. 





Chance The Rapper would like to bring on an intern and Twitter is going crazy. Chance's offer, in its entirety, is, ``I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals.'' In four hours he got more than 16-hundred responses. Some people sent resumes. Some just said ``hire me!'' or ``I volunteer!'' Others asked if it was a paying gig. Still others sent pictures of decks or said they had experience putting up porches. 





The photographer who captured the image of Bob Dylan and his then-girlfriend walking down the streets of New York for the cover of ``The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'' album has died. The New York Times reports Don Hunstein died of Alzheimer's disease March 18th in New York at the age of 88. Hunstein once said he had photographed Dylan and girlfriend Suze Rotolo in their apartment and wasn't happy with the results, so he asked them to go outside one freezing February afternoon. All he told them was to walk down the street. Hunstein also shot album covers for Dylan's 1962 self-titled album, ``Mirror Image'' by Blood, Sweat and Tears, ``Nefertiti'' by Miles Davis and ``Coal Miner's Daughter'' by Loretta Lynn. 





Adele calls her world tour ``my greatest accomplishment of my career,'' but she may not ever do it again. The New Zealand Herald reports Adele told the audience at her Auckland show on Sunday touring isn't something she's good at and she doesn't know if she'll ever tour again. In her words, ``Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable.'' Adele burst into tears as she told the crowd she toured because of their support. She says she wanted to do a world tour to find out why major artists spent months on the road. She admits, ``It's changed my life.'' She has four more shows to do, all in London beginning June 28th. 





The man who was arrested in connection with a shooting involving Fetty Wap has been charged with pistol-whipping a person, but not with the shooting itself. Court documents show Raheem Thomas was charged with hitting a victim in the head and face with a gun early Sunday morning outside a deli in Paterson, New Jersey. Three people were shot, but Fetty Wap was not among the injured. Investigators say Fetty Wap and several friends got involved in a heated argument with another group. Thomas owns a hip-hop promotion company and he posted a rap video on YouTube in January that dissed Fetty Wap. The extent of the injuries of the shooting victims is not known. 





Toronto rapper Drake is breaking records again.

His new album, ``More Life,'' has set a new record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week. Nielsen Music reports ``More Life'' had 385-million streams across all platforms in its first week of release. The previous record holder also was Drake. His ``Views'' album saw 245-million streams in one week last year. 





Tom Chaplin of Keane remembers the good old days when his favourite albums had interesting art on the cover and inside. Chaplin says in the digital age of music, record labels are making a mistake by overlooking that element -- but he didn't. For his solo record ``The Wave,'' Chaplin teamed with photographer Derek Hudson to create a photo for every song. Chaplin added his commentary and it's all available on his website at TomChaplinMusic-dot-com . Chaplin says the art adds an extra layer to the story he's telling on the album. 





Chuck Berry is back in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time in more than 40 years.

Berry's ``The Definitive Collection'' checks in at number 33 on this week's chart. The last time Berry had an album in the top 40 was in 1972, when ``The London Chuck Berry Sessions'' spent 20 weeks there.

It was propelled by his only number-one single, ``My Ding-A-Ling.''

Berry died March 18th. 





Zac Brown has a nice little souvenir from his time playing the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: a prize-winning steer. Brown and his wife were part of a group of six that paid 330-thousand dollars for the Junior Market Reserve Grand Champion steer. It was raised by 16-year-old Stock Martin of Hereford, Texas.

Zac Brown Band headlined Sunday's show. 





Johnny Rotten has weighed in on the political climate in the world and it's not quite what you might expect.

Rotten tells I-T-V's ``Good Morning Britain'' U-S President Donald Trump is ``a complicated fella'' but ``he terrifies politicians and this is a joy to behold.'' He says he dislikes American media trying to portray Trump as a racist, because he feels that's not true. He jokes he sees Trump as ``a possible friend'' because he imagines the quarrels they could have. Rotten, who is an American citizen now, says he is in favour of Brexit in his native U-K because ``the working class have spoke and I'm one of them and I'm with them.'' 


(The Associated Press)


Monday, 27 March 2017 08:24





Liam Payne of One Direction and British singer Cheryl Cole are parents. Cole announced on Instagram she gave birth to a boy on Wednesday. As of Saturday, they have not given him a name. Cole says they are ``madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival.'' Payne posted his own photo of himself with the baby and says he's ``incredibly happy.'' 





Reba McEntire has worked with some of the top songwriters in the business, so imagine her surprise when one of the best ideas came from her mother. McEntire says her mom was in the studio when she recorded the song ``I Got The Lord On My Side.'' Her mother suggested changing one of the lines from ``I've got the Lord on my side'' to ``Oh you're so happy, you've got the Lord on your side.'' McEntire thought, ``Why didn't I think of that?'' She joked with her mom, ``So does this mean I have to give you writer's credit?'' She did give her credit. 





Papa Roach isn't above getting involved in an internet joke that got out of control. Writer Justin Halpern posted a New York Times article about the American Health Care Act failing to pass that he had doctored. His version stated that House Speaker Paul Ryan dejectedly drove away from the White House blaring the Papa Roach song ``Last Resort.'' The posting got retweeted so many times so quickly that Halpern came out within an hour to admit it was a joke. Papa Roach got in on the action, tweeting, ``When we feel defeated we listen to Paul Ryan.'' 





Eric Clapton spent the weekend battling bronchitis. He had to call off two shows in Los Angeles because his doctors advised him not to perform. He doesn't play again until May 22nd in London. 





Jay Z plans to tell the story of the 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Variety reports Jay Z and the Weinstein Company have won a bidding war to turn two books about Martin's death into a six-part documentary series and a feature film. The books are ``Suspicion Nation'' by Lisa Bloom, an N-B-C reporter who covered the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of killing Martin, and ``Rest in Power,'' by Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. 





Toronto rapper Drake has scored his seventh consecutive album to debut at number one. ``More Life'' moved 505-thousand units its first week out and lands squarely atop the Billboard 200 album chart. All of that was from digital sales or streaming. ``More Life'' won't be available on C-D until Friday.

Last week's number one, Ed Sheeran's ``Divide,'' falls to second.

Rick Ross is third with ``Rather You Than Me.'' 



(The Associated Press)