is meant to be epic, cinematic and sweeping; connecting to listeners across a
broad spectrum of tastes and lifting them up out of the usual. Elevation is
that kind of music; Rock and roll in the most classic sense of the word.
Atlanta's Elevation plays to the panoramic, with a sound vast and timeless.
With soaring rock at its core, the music also teases the boundaries of genre.
The result is a sound big enough to fill an arena, and raw enough to put a
shake in any hipster's step.
released their debut record “Strangelove” in April 2007, which was produced by
Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra) and mastered by Grammy-award winning engineer
Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones). The first single from that release,
“Razoreyes” was remixed by Mark Endert (Maroon 5, Augustana). Shortly
thereafter, ELEVATION released their debut music video for the same song, which
was co-directed by the band's Nathan Smith and starred fashion-icon Kimberly Stewart.
Quickly garnering over 100,000 views on YouTube, the video launched ELEVATION
into the entertainment media spotlight. MTVu featured the video on their
popular Freshmen video contest where it took the top honor with an
unprecedented number of fan votes, which landed the video in regular rotation
on MTVu. Additionally, the video aired nationally in promotion of the ACC
nationally and performing with the likes Third Eye Blind, Manchester Orchestra,
Everclear, Sister Hazel and others, ELEVATION has developed a strong national
presence. In 2008, ELEVATION joined with Armed Forces Entertainment to do a
month-long concert tour for coalition forces across the Middle East region in
countries such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.
2009, indie music blog musicmatch.com dubbed ELEVATION one of the top bands to
look out for '09. On the heels of those words, ELEVATION wasted no time living
up to the press. Thefrontloader.com wrote about Strangelove, “It’s loud, it’s
big, it’s rockin’, it’s emotional, and it’s really, really, catchy.”
was ready to begin their second LP in the summer of 2010. Not wanting to work
through traditional studio sessions, the band decided to self-produce their
second LP in a studio they built from the ground up in a warehouse in East
Atlanta. From the start, the band decided that the record would be completely
self-produced. As Nathan states, “We've all been through the traditional studio
process many times. For me, there has never been a time when everyone is
completely comfortable. We knew we could produce and engineer the record on our
own, but wanted a place that was ours, decorated by us and built for our
needs.” Andrew Averso on the album: “The songs really embody the process of
making this record and emotions that have been welling up in all of us during
the last year or so.”
resulting product, “Hell or High Water” was produced exclusively by ELEVATION,
mixed by CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox Twenty, Jack's Mannequin) and mastered by
Jeff Litpon (Arcade Fire, Wilco, LCD Soundsystem). Nathan Smith acted as the
album's executive producer.
High Water” was released in the US on June 7, 2010. A live concert film of
"Hell or High Water" was released in November of 2011.
is Nathan Smith (Vocals), Andrew Averso (Lead Guitar), Anthony Pasqualone
(Guitar), Nick Whitson (Bass) and Stephen Bailey (Drums).
GARY WAS BORN INTO A MUSICAL FAMILY AND HAS GROWN FROM AN
ASPIRING FUSION GUITAR PLAYER (COMBINING JEFF BECK, EDDY VAN HALEN AND ERIC
CLAPTON) AND HAS EMERGED AS A GENUINE SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITAR PLAYER. HIS
SONGS ARE STORYTELLER REALISM WITH STRONG METAPHORS AND LUSH MELODIC HARMONIES
AND HIS INCREDIBLE TECHNICAL ABILITIES ON THE GUITAR ARE CLEVERLY HIDDEN WITHIN
THE SONGS WITH FEEL AND PASSION.
HE WAS AWARDED THE LENNY BREAU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN
L.A. TO ATTEND A FULL YEAR AT GIT. THE AWARD CAME FROM GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
AND MUSICIANS INSTITUTE AND WAS FULL TUITION TO STUDY WITH MANY GREATS IN THE
HE PLAYED ORIGINAL MUSIC IN TORONTO AFTER GRADUATING FROM G.I.T. AND MOVED BACK
TO WINNIPEG TO FOCUS ON HIS SOLO CAREER AS A SINGER SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER
HE RECORDED HIS 1ST SINGER SONGWRITER CD "ONLY IF YOU'RE LISTENING"
AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST AND AN
HONORABLE MENTION IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION IN LONDON
ENGLAND FOR HIS SONG "LIKE A STONE". HIS VOCAL ABILITIES AND
POTENTIAL AS A SONGWRITER WON PRAISE FROM LOCAL PRODUCER CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY (
CBG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT) AND NASHVILLE SONG PLUGGER SHERRIL BLACKMAN.
21 DAYS KICKED OFF THE WRITING FOR HIS CURRENT 2012 RELEASE "IN THE TIME
THAT MATTERS" AND WON RUNNER UP IN THE OPEN/AOG CATEGORY OF THE
INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC AWARDS AND APPEARS ON VOLUME 6 OF THEIR GLOBAL
COMPILATION CD. HIS VOCALS HAVE MATURED WITH HEART FELT UNIQUENESS AND DEPTH
WITHOUT THE AID OF AUTO TUNE AND THE SOUL OF HIS MUSIC IS DIVERSE. THE NEW
SONGS ARE BEAUTIFULLY COMPLIMENTED BY HIS OUTSTANDING GUITAR ABILITIES.
THE NEW ALBUM OF 15 SONGS IS AN ACOUSTIC ADVENTURE IN STYLE DIVERSITY WITH
GUEST ARTISTS ENRICHING THE SONGS WITH FURTHER DEPTH. GARY'S GROWTH AS A SINGER
SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER / PRODUCER AND ENGINEER CAUGHT THE ATTENTION ONCE
AGAIN OF CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY . CHRIS AND ARUN CHATURVEDI MIXED THE RELEASE
WHICH WAS A GREAT HONOR FOR GARY FURTHER STRENGTHENING HIS CAREER AS AN ARTIST.
GARY IS CURRENTLY SHOWCASING HIS MUSICAL TALENTS LIVE WHILE PURSUING
CO-WRITING, PUBLISHING AND PLACEMENT IN FILM/TV.
I've been making
music for many years now and, over these years, I've found my own style. I know
I'll never sell millions - to be honest it's never been about that. I love what
I do, it's my passion in life, and it keeps one relatively sane. Don't get me
wrong, if I could make a living from it, I wouldn't say no. My big dream has
always been to make one album like a "Dark side of the moon" and then
disappear to a life of royalties and rumours.
Cormier appears from the shadows at the side of the stage—an unsmiling mountain
of a man in dark glasses—and stalks almost angrily to his seat in the
spotlight. He picks up his instrument, adjusts his mic stand and asks the
audience: “How’re ya now?” in a rumbling baritone.
starts to tell his story.
and melodies illicit every emotion you can muster as he paints picture after
picture of loves lost, towns disbanded, fishermen killed by their trade and the
most important moments of his own life. His voice is surprisingly sweet and
soft-sounding, completely unexpected coming from his 6’4” frame.
an instrumental on one of the five or six instruments he may have on stage with
him and you realize that this man is not just a singer or a songwriter. As his
fingers fly, with such speed and precision, upon each instrument in turn, you
get another picture—one of pure joy and boundless energy; total spiritual
abandon bordering in its execution on genius. It’s a word that is used to
describe him again and again.
as you think you’ve seen everything, he begins to speak to the audience. He’s
more comfortable now. He’s getting over the shyness he feels when meeting new
people. Now he feels he can connect safely. Opening up with a few one-liners,
he moves on to amusing anecdotes and true tales from his own past. Some bring a
roar of laughter from the audience that can be heard outside the theatre,
others bring a tear to the eye. He’s home now, his banter is easy as he draws
the crowd into each song and tune. The connection is complete and he is one
with his audience. Even behind his dark glasses, you can tell that he too sheds
a tear when his audience does.
J.P. has a
profound effect on audiences, but those who know him know his heart far exceeds
his stature. His acts of random kindness in and out of the music industry are
legendary. There are many stories of the “big fella” going to play for someone
on their deathbed, helping fledgling artists, or generally standing up for
people who couldn’t do it for themselves. He spent two weeks in the theatre of
war entertaining the NATO troops in Afghanistan and is always quick to do what
he can for a good cause. Maritime artists like Dave Gunning, Darren McMullen,
Douglas Cameron and many others have benefited from J.P.’s assistance and
patient guidance. His charity work is endless, once raising 4 tons of food for
Feed Nova Scotia. A man well aware of the plight of the needy, he celebrates
his birthday each year with a fundraising concert for Christmas Daddies in Cape
for J.P. have come from far and near over the years. He’s been described as
“the quintessential Maritime musician” and having “the ability to make the
brilliant appear effortless”. His early years playing in Nashville and the
southern states have earned him high praise from folks like long time pickin’
partner and collaborator Marty Stuart, who says, “He’s just incredible, one of
the best players I’ve ever seen.” Country music legend Waylon Jennings has
said, “I would be proud to share the stage with this man anywhere, anytime”,
and J.P.’s greatest hero, Chet Atkins has honoured him as “…one of the most
important guitarists of his generation.” Closer to home, former Governor
General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson proclaimed, “What you have to say as an
artist is incredibly important and a treasure to our Nation” and Gordon
Lightfoot reveals, “I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Cormier.”
it all in stride.
has his ritual three beers before the show, and prefers to be outside the venue
where he can smoke and talk to folks as they enter. He’s either there or
hanging out backstage with the fans and fellow musicians who show up and don’t
feel there’s any reason why they can’t go right back stage and see him. There
are no real walls around J.P. and he likes it that way. This may be why he’s
stayed so far from the mainstream. He never wanted the barriers that great fame
brings between an artist and their audience. The people who listen to J.P.’s
music are his lifeline and his inspiration. One man’s simple story might
inspire the next great J.P. song. Another’s may be about someone whose life has
been changed by something that he wrote or played. He likes to hear about these
things first-hand. But if the compliments get too heavy, he’ll just look
uncomfortably at the ground and say, “I didn’t write nothin’, I just held the
With all of
that said though, his modesty belies a long list of accomplishments. J.P.’s
impressive body of work has earned him a vast and loyal fan base around the
world and he has played extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, Europe,
and the USA. His songs have been number 1 hits on American and European radio
and he’s won 12 East Coast Music Awards, 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and a
Canadian Folk Music Award. His album, Another Morning, was nominated for a Juno in 1998 and has since sold nearly 100,000
copies. Performing countless times on television and radio, J.P. released 13 solo
albums since 1995 and won more than 30 awards in 20 years of fiddle, guitar,
banjo, and song-writing competitions.
In the 30
years since he made his first paycheck at a “Union” gig, going professional at
the tender age of 13, he’s traveled hundreds of thousands of miles spending
months at a time on the road. It’s no wonder he looks a little tired sometimes!
what you call him–genius, recluse, friend, foe, outgoing, unapproachable,
giving, kind, or thoughtful–there is so much more beneath the surface.
Celebrated as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording
artist, teacher, collaborator, innovator, and award winner, J.P. Cormier’s
talent is comparable to none. He’s praised in superlatives, but even these
don’t do the man justice. The best way to get to know J.P. is to listen to his
music. That is where his real heart lies. It is a world where everything is
done fairly, no one wants, and there are no broken hearts allowed. In his song
“The Messenger” he speaks not from himself but something much greater when he
“I am just
I speak to every man
Every woman, every child
Who lives upon the land
My face is often hidden
Many do not wish to see
But when you’re in the mirror
Sometimes you look at me.”
Cormier is not to be missed. Stuff this good only comes around so often
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(2002) Velvet Arm Golden Hand (2002) Now That the Work Is Done (2001) Heart & Soul (1999) Another Morning (1997) Return to the Cape (1995)
Are No Longer Available Out Of The Blue (Out Of Print) The Gift
(Out Of Print) Lord Of The Dance (Out Of Print) When January Comes (Out Of Print) The Fiddle Album (1991) CBC UG 1003
Van Eps has been
a mainstay in the Seattle rock scene for the last 5 years. Their sound can best
be described as a “classic feel with a modern edge”, drawing influence from the
Foo Fighters, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, and Jet, to name a few. Recently, with the
help of producer Scott Olson (former guitarist for Heart and producer for Alice
in Chains and the Deftones) and Jamie Chamberlin (video producer for Duff
McKagen of Guns N’ Roses, ZZ Top, Sammy Hagar, Slash, and more) they released
their first music video/single titled “Go Ahead”. They’re now back in the
studio completing their second single, “Save Yourself”, which will be
accompanied by another music video; they hope to release the new single in
October. They love playing shows, and sharing the experience with the friends
they’ve made along the way. Come out to a show and see for yourself what Van
Eps is all about!
Dan Grigor, a 12-string virtuoso,
has been playing guitar for more than 45 years. This season of his life has
brought a new twist to his music. Tapping out melodies on the fret board with
the right hand while chording with the left is a popular electric guitar
technique. When taken to the acoustic 12-string, it requires an additional
level of skill and talent, but as the finger ballet unfolds, it brings about a
delightfully visual listening experience.
Refreshingly smart poetry
accompanies the music and touches places in our hearts, our minds and our
middles. Known for his wordplay and lyrical vocabulary, Grigor creates songs
that say with few words the things we all feel. Then there’s the voice, the
full, rich D-below-middle-C, back-of-the-room voice of experience. A voice
familiar with love and life as well as pain and loss, the poetry articulates
the beating of our hearts.
If you get a chance to see a live
show, do it. The funny and incredibly talented Grigor entertains us by being
himself. You feel as if you’ve made a new friend, or found an old one.
A prolific singer/songwriter, Dan
Grigor has recently teamed with talented percussionist Ric Tortorete and
bassist Mike Mountain for a captivating blues fusion experience. They are
comfortable playing acoustic to provide captivating "small stage"
entertainment guaranteed to make a dining experience or reception a truly
special occasion, or plugging in and cranking it up to get feet tapping. Call
For Info keeps the guests smiling and the glasses clinking without clashing
with the flow of the environment, whether casual and boisterous or
sophisticated fine dining.
Grigor has played and recorded
with rock stars and for films and documentaries. He appears on several CDs
including his own "Floating," available on his website,
Dan prefers Larrivee guitars,
John Pearse strings and is also sponsored by and endorses JHAudio, Mey Chair
Systems, and G7th Capo Company.
Dan also serves as the Publisher,
Senior Writer and Videographer for BareFootMusicNews.com and its sister
Ryan Goodlett’s musical roots are
well established, having played bass for a number of rock and metal groups,
sharing the stage with nationally known acts such as Saving Jane, Powerman
5000, Boba Flex, Deconstruct and Jimmie's Chicken Shack.
In addition to performing, Ryan’s
musical sojourn has taken him to the realm of composing his own solo works.
Having been completely self taught, He mixes his style of two-hand tapping,
picking & finger style to create music for relaxation, meditation and
healing. Ryan brings you into a state of introspection and happiness where you
can contemplate true purpose and meaning. His first album ''Melody of the
Rain'' was a collection of trance-like solo and duet compositions. His latest
album ''Into the Wind'' was released November 2011.
Selected by BBC Introducing as one of 25 unsigned UK acts
tipped for success Heidi attended a musician's masterclass at Abbey Road and
was met with high praise from Radio 2's Tom Robinson. In 2014 Heidi went on to
beat off over 9,000 competitors, crowned the overall winner of OpenMicUK
winning a £5000 artist development deal. Heidi Browne's first two albums were
aired on BBC Radio1, BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, with 'Lost in Grey' tipped a
'stand-out release' by The Musician Magazine. Heidi released her highly
acclaimed third album 'White Rabbits' in Spring 2015 and during her European
album launch tour encompassing Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and
Luxembourg she played live on national German and Luxembourgian radio,
partaking in bilingual interviews. Heidi's Summer single 'Colouring Outside The
Lines' was chosen as 'song of the month' regionally and has been played nation
wide in the UK. Following a jam packed British tour she debuts in France this September.
No stranger to performance, Heidi has been touring the UK
since the age of 16. After studying classical violin and flute as a child she
soon moved towards popular music and took up guitar and piano, writing songs
from an early age. Heidi's father is a professional musician and toured with
Kate Bush and Barclay James Harvest.
Heidi Browne's music ranges in genre from rootsy-pop
to jazzy-folk, seasoned with reggae influences and a touch of the theatrical.
Drawing inspiration from many sources, Heidi's creative flair spans into the
visual arts as can be seen in her animated video for song 'Paris.' The song was
an instant hit on soundcloud, reaching 100,000 hits in a matter of months. Thea
Gilmore tweeted that 'Paris' would be the "best £1 you'll ever
I was in music heaven today after visiting Heidi Browne’s
Souncloud page to catch up on some of the music I’ve missed over the past few
months. The experience was pure joy as I was treated to one great song after
another with subtle jazzy blues tunes like "Autocannibal", "Make
My Heart", & "Sorry's too Late". I felt as though I’d
stumbled into this secret music world where every sound was in tune with my
frequency. Such wonderful music to discover today and yet, it all began with
Paris in 2013…“Heidi Browne” is, without question, one of the very best female
singer songwriters in the World today. ~ Stewart Brennan, World United Music
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