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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!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:00
The Bros. Landreth return to Dauphin this October - Get your tickets NOW!

Bros Landreth

Thursday, October 5th

8 pm

Watson Art Centre - Dauphin

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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."

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:42
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1017

 

MUSIC-OTTAWA-BLUESFEST

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers highlight the lineup for this year's R-B-C Ottawa Bluesfest. Petty will perform on the final night of the festival, which runs from July 6th to the 16th at LeBreton Flats. The diverse lineup features Toby Keith and the Sam Roberts Band on opening night and Melissa Etheridge during the second evening. Other performers include Pink, Muse, 50 Cent, Flume, Justin Moore and L-C-D Soundsystem. The full list and ticket prices are available at the Bluesfest website. 

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ERIC CHURCH - BUSTS SCALPERS

 

Eric Church's thinking is that he can put his fans through more hoops to get his concert tickets fairly, or they can face scalpers and inflated prices. Church has cancelled more than 25-thousand tickets to his spring tour that his team has determined were bought by scalpers and put on the resale market. The tickets will be put back on sale beginning today. Church says his methods for thwarting scalpers means some extra steps for the average fan, but he doesn't want to see them pay through the nose.

He says he will not charge five-hundred dollars for the closest seats because they are ``not the people who have gotten me here.''

Church plans to play two sets and for well over three hours. 

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PRISCILLA PRESLEY - LISA MARIE'S DAUGHTERS

 

Priscilla Presley confirms she's taking care of her daughter's children rather than the state of California. She has posted photos on her Facebook page of the eight-year-old twin daughters of Lisa Marie Presley, saying, ``The girls have not been in foster care and never will be.'' Earlier reports had stated the girls were placed in protective custody in California while Lisa Marie and her husband, Michael Lockwood, go through a divorce. Lisa Marie has accused Lockwood of having disturbing images of children on his computer, a charge he denies. Priscilla says the girls will stay with her until their parents' situation is sorted out. 

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GREAT WHITE CONCERT FIRE -  ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED

 

Survivors and relatives of victims of the Great White concert fire have gathered to mark the 14th anniversary of the tragedy. On Sunday, people held hands and were silent for 100 seconds to honour the 100 people killed in the fire at the site of the former Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, on February 20, 2003. On Monday morning, a priest led a prayer at the site. The fire began when Great White's pyrotechnics ignited soundproofing foam around the stage during the first song of the concert. The site is being turned into a permanent memorial. A park is expected to open in the spring. 

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PAUL McCARTNEY - RINGO STARR - REUNITE

 

The two surviving Beatles are back making music together. Billboard quotes Ringo Starr's publicist as saying Paul McCartney came to Starr's home studio in Los Angeles to contribute to Starr's upcoming album. Starr had posted a photo online with the caption, ``Thanks for coming over and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love.'' Starr posted a separate picture of himself, McCartney and Joe Walsh. And what a sight for some lucky tourists. A tour guide was in front of Starr's house when a blue Corvette pulled up and the guide joked, ``Here's Ringo now!''

The tourists went crazy when McCartney jumped out to push the buzzer. 

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PAUL STANLEY - KISS LOGO

 

To anyone who ever doodled the Kiss logo on a notebook: you were correct if the S's were off. Singer Paul Stanley tells Billboard magazine the initial KISS logo was done by Ace Frehley, but Stanley drafted the one that still appears on Kiss merchandise at his parents' coffee table. Stanley says he used a ruler and a piece of white oak tag, a kind of poster board. The S's are not parallel because he eyeballed it. Stanley says when Kiss got a record deal, they were asked if they wanted the logo fixed and he said, ``It got us this far. Leave it alone.'' 

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(The Associated Press)

 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017 08:22
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

 

KEITH URBAN

 

Keith Urban says being nominated for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award is ``the highest honour imaginable.'' Urban says he's been a musician since he was six and he's played on stages since he was 7. Urban leads the A-C-M nominations with seven. Lauren Alaina posted a video online in which she says she's ``crying like an idiot in the airport'' after finding out she's up for the new female vocalist award. Maren Morris, who has six nominations and just won a Grammy, tweets that ``this week couldn't get any better.'' Urban's competition for entertainer of the year is last year's winner Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood, who has won the award every time she's been nominated for it. Bryan and Dierks (DURKS) Bentley return as hosts for the show, set for April 2 in Las Vegas.

 

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PINK, ELLE KING, RHIANNON GIDDENS GET ACM NOMINATIONS

 

Pink could take home a country award. She is nominated for vocal event of the year at the Academy of Country Music Association Awards for her duet of ``Setting The World On Fire'' with Kenny Chesney. Elle King also is up for that award, for doing ``Different For Girls'' with Dierks (DURKS) Bentley. Rhiannon Giddens is nominated for song of the year for her work with Eric Church on ``Kill A Word.''

 

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OZZY OSBOURNE WILL SING ``BARK AT THE MOON'' AT AN ECLIPSE

 

A town of less than six-thousand people will host Ozzy Osbourne in concert this summer because it will be one of the prime spots in the U.S. to see a total solar eclipse.

Osbourne is scheduled to perform ``Bark at the Moon'' at exactly 1:20 p-m on August 21st at the Moonstock festival in Carterville, Illinois, as the light fades into darkness. Five Finger Death Punch will play one of the other days of the four-day festival, with other acts to be announced. Walker's Bluff winery in Carterville will issue a commemorative wine called Solar Red that will have Osbourne and a solar eclipse on the label.

 

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SARA BAREILLES WILL STAR IN ``WAITRESS'' ON BROADWAY

 

Sara Bareilles will take over the lead role of Jenna Hunterson in the Broadway musical ``Waitress.''

She won't have to work too hard to learn the music. She wrote it. It will be Bareilles' Broadway debut. Her opening night is March 31st and she will stay with the show through June 11th. Bareilles says the show has been ``one of the great, true loves'' of her life and she laughs and cries every time she sees it.

 

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PINK FLOYD REFLECT ON 50 YEARS

 

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason figured the band would last a year, so he had reserved his place at architecture school. He says, ``Sadly, I've never managed to get back there.''

Mason and bassist Roger Waters made a rare public appearance in London yesterday at an exhibit about the band to promote the 50th anniversary of the release of their album, ``The Piper At The Gates of Dawn.'' Mason says guitarist David Gilmour has saved a lot of the band's instruments over the years, but they didn't have the space to save things like a 70-foot tall teacher. He says they've built quite a few pigs over the years, so they usually can find one when needed.

 

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WILLIE NELSON'S BACK

 

Willie Nelson is on the road again. He performed last night at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Nelson missed a three-night stint in California last week, as well as shows set for New Mexico and Arizona. A rep says Nelson had a terrible cold and needed rest. He also cancelled two Las Vegas shows in late January but returned for the last three in early February. 

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THE ROOTS WILL STAGE BASKETBALL MUSICAL BEFORE NBA ALL-STAR GAME

 

The Roots will do an original musical about the N-B-A during the All-Star Game on Sunday. ``The Evolution of Greatness'' also will feature DJ Jazzy Jeff, Darryl ``D-M-C'' McDaniels, Jidenna, ``Hamilton'' actor Daveed Diggs and actor Michael B. Jordan. The musical will be staged before the introduction of the teams. John Legend will be the halftime entertainment. The All-Star Game will be shown on T-N-T. 

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FASTBALL WEIGH IN ON ``BAD THINGS''

 

Tony Scalzo of Fastball loves what Camilla Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly have done with his song. Their song ``Bad Things'' reimagines the 1997 Fastball hit ``Out of My Head.''

Scalzo tells Billboard magazine ``Bad Things'' changes the words and meaning but he calls it ``really innovative and awesome.'' He had never heard of Cabello or Fifth Harmony before ``Bad Things'' came out. Scalzo says he wrote ``Out of My Head'' as ``an Elvis Costello thing'' while thinking Fastball was about to be dropped by their label.

(The Associated Press)

 

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:33
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

OBIT STUART McLEAN

The bestselling author, soft-spoken humorist and popular radio host Stuart McLean has died at 68 after a battle with skin cancer. 

McLean's gentle celebration of life endeared him to legions of faithful listeners of ``The Vinyl Cafe.'' 

Tributes immediately poured in from fellow entertainers, broadcasters and fans who were quick to salute McLean's heartfelt efforts to unite Canadians. 

Fellow C-B-C veteran Peter Mansbridge calls him a master storyteller who helped shape the public broadcaster and reach the country's farthest corners. 

``The Vinyl Cafe'' radio show, which featured a mix of stories, essays and musical performances, was spun into bestselling books and became a touring production in 2008. 

The show's stories centred on Dave, the owner of a second-hand record store, as well as his wife Morley, their two children and various friends and neighbours. 

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(The Canadian Press)

 

GRAMMYS PRODUCER APOLOGIZES TO METALLICA, SHIRLEY CAESAR

 

The longtime producer of the Grammys believes it was an extra on the stage with Metallica who's responsible for singer James Hetfield's microphone going out. Ken Ehrlich says his crew said the microphone cable was connected and they believe an extra accidentally kicked it out. Ehrlich says he apologized to the band and found it personally upsetting because he's worked with Metallica for years. He also issued an apology to Shirley Caesar, who was given a lifetime achievement award, but a clip showed CeCe Winans instead of Caesar. Ehrlich says they had prepared to use a classic clip of Caesar performing with Winans and Whitney Houston and he did not check it before it aired. 

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CARLOS SANTANA EXPLAINS WHAT HE MEANT ABOUT BEYONCE AND ADELE

 

Carlos Santana says he simply wanted to congratulate Adele on her Grammy wins, not diss Beyonce. Santana writes on Facebook his comment about Beyonce was ``regretfully taken out of context'' and she ``deserves all the accolades that come her way.'' Santana had told Australian Associated Press -- quote -- ``With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modelling kind of music - music to model a dress - she's not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.'' He had said Adele won because she -- quote -- ``doesn't bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that's it.'' 

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MAN TELLS POLICE HE WAS ASSAULTED BY JUSTIN BIEBER

 

A Las Vegas man says he got into a fight with Justin Bieber eight months ago in a hotel in Cleveland. Rodney Cannon has filed a police report saying Bieber took his sunglasses inside a hotel after a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game on June 8th.

He says Bieber and possibly a bodyguard punched him and he wrestled Bieber to the ground. Bieber's publicist did not return requests for comment. Cannon deferred questions about why he waited so long to file the report to his lawyer, who did not return a message.

Cleveland police are investigating. 

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THOMAS RHETT IS GOING TO BE A FATHER TWICE OVER

 

Thomas Rhett and his wife are expecting, and they're adopting. The country music star announced his wife, Lauren, is pregnant. They are also in the process of adopting a child from Africa. Rhett and his wife have been big supporters of adoption and of the humanitarian group 147 Million Orphans. Rhett writes on his social media sites -- quote -- ``Safe to say life is about to get crazy!'' 

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JAMIE LYNN SPEARS' DAUGHTER CELEBRATES VALENTINE'S DAY

 

The 8-year-old daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears got the O-K from her doctors to return to school just long enough to take Valentine's Day treats to her friends. Spears writes on Instagram that her daughter, Maddie, is not well enough yet to return to school. She was submerged underwater inside an all-terrain vehicle on February 5th. Family members could not pull her out of the pond, but an ambulance crew managed to free her. She was discharged from hospital on Friday. 

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BOBBY RUSH HAS BIG PLANS FOR 2017

 

Bobby Rush will team up with Buddy Guy for a tour to raise money for prostate cancer research. Rush says he's always looking for ways to raise money for people who can't help themselves. He says he wants to do more shows to benefit breast cancer charities because two of his sisters died of the disease.

Other concerts will benefit sickle cell anemia causes, because he has two children with that ailment. Rush had a brother and a son die of prostate cancer. He's also working on another record, at the age of 83. He just won his first Grammy, for traditional blues album for ``Porcupine Meat.'' 

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ROY ORBISON'S SON PLANS TO MAKE MOVIE ABOUT ``THE BEATLE WHO VANISHED''

 

The son of Roy Orbison has acquired the film rights to a book about the drummer who filled in for Ringo Starr during a Beatles tour in 1964. Billboard reports Alex Orbison has secured the movie rights to ``The Beatle Who Vanished,'' a book by Jim Berkenstadt about drummer Jimmy Nicol. Nicol was a Beatle for 13 days while Starr was hospitalized with tonsillitis and pharyngitis.

He played with The Beatles in Denmark, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Australia. At the end, he was given a cheque, a watch and a plane ticket home. He avoided the spotlight afterward. Alex Orbison says he's fascinated with Nicol's story not just for his brief stint as a Beatle, but because his life was a mystery after that. 

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JOHNNY CASH HERITAGE FESTIVAL SET FOR OCTOBER

 

The field where Johnny Cash once picked cotton as a boy will host a concert in his honour. The Jonesboro Sun reports the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in Dyess (DICE'), Arkansas, in a field adjacent to Cash's boyhood home.

Cash's daughter, Rosanne Cash, along with Kris Kristofferson will headline the concert. The festival will run October 19th to 21st. 

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BILLY DEAN, DON FELDER, JIM STAFFORD TO BE HONORED IN FLORIDA

 

Billy Dean, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and Jim Stafford will be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame next week. The state honours artists who are from Florida or have adopted the state as their home and have made significant contributions to the arts. The hall of fame wall is inside the rotunda of the state capitol building in Tallahassee. The induction ceremony is next Thursday in Gainesville. Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins also will be inducted. 

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(The Associated Press)