BS Fridays Radio Industry Speed Meetings


BS Fridays is a group of musicians and music industry people. Originally they came together informally in Toronto in 2011 on Friday afternoons to share experiences and mentor each other about all things music. The founder, Barbara Sedun, moved to Vancouver and founded BS Fridays West Coast. The Toronto chapter, which has over 700 members now, is currently headed by Lori Langford Hurst of LeftyLou Music.
Lori, along with Jeannie Reid, Music City North, have created a fantastic opportunity for artists and industry members to sit down one-on-one with top radio industry experts on Friday, April 7th at the Cameron House in Toronto.
I am honoured to be invited to participate as a radio host of The Brew on CKCU 93.1 FM.
BS Fridays Radio Industry Speed Meetings
Andrea Norris – AM to FM Productions
Demetrius Nath – AntiscepticEntertainment
Drew Khan – SeriousXM Radio
Jeanette Cabral – CBC-2
Jeff Woods – Records & Rockstars with Jeff Woods
Ken Stowar – CUIT 89.5 FM
Mike Rice – RPMpromotion
Rudy Blair – Rudy Blair
Trish Bolechowsky – The Brew on CKCU
The “BS Fridays Radio Industry Speed Meetings” will be followed by “BS Fridays Industry Showcase” open to all at the Cameron House. Beginning at 8 pm, open networking to start is included in the $6 price of admission.
BS Fridays Industry Showcase
The showcase features three song sets from the following talented artists:
Julian Taylor Band (solo performance)
Command Sisters
Don Campbell
Avery Florence
Mip (solo performance)
Frank Moyo
Civil Wray w/guitarist Jessica Stuart
Melanie Peterson

Eniid (Carol Goodman) at The Black Sheep Inn, Sun. Nov. 20th



Eniid (Carol Goodman) returns to the BlackSheep Inn, in her hometown of Wakefield, Quebec (just 20 minutes North of Ottawa.)

Sharing her new original songs and stories from her first ever tour plus some of her favourite Joni Mitchell songs (some you may never have heard before because they are obscure) .

This time too she will be performing solo (guitar, dulcimer & piano) as she did on tour.

Friends, Families & accompanied children are most welcome.

This concert will finish by 6 so you can all get home to your Sunday evening routines.

Sue Radner Horowitz from Portland, Maine is opening.

Tickets can be purchased at the Sheep. $10 in advance & $12 at the door. This event may sell out so if you are planning on coming, please purchase in advance. The show starts at 4:20 pm on Sunday, November 20th. Arrive early for best seating.
The Black Sheep Inn

Girls to the Front November


Three singer-songwriters in the round. Intimate and engaging!

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Featuring Angelique Francis & Danielle Allard
Monday November 21, 2016
8 PM

Showcasing women in music from Ottawa and beyond each month performing in the round at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St. Hosted by Julie Corrigan. Sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM, RedLeaf Music, and Ottawa Gig Posters

Angelique Francis –

Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted young musician with talent that is way beyond her years. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has played some of the biggest venues across Canada and the USA. Angelique first took to the stage at age 7 and ever since then, she’s been wowing audiences across the globe with her stage presence, instrumentals, song writing abilities and her deep textured vocals. Angelique has an insatiable appetite for many different kinds of music, and is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, folk, Jazz and Rock. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.

Danielle Allard –

Danielle Allard has been performing publicly for over 15 years. She has released two albums, her most recent (Chameleon) being a full length solo record. This year Danielle has had the pleasure of gracing stages at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa Jazz Festival and Calabogie’s Mountain Man Music Festival. She performs regularly at Ottawa’s brand new performance venue Live on Elgin! Apart from her music, she is a community builder, teaching communication at Algonquin College and consulting local emerging artists in social media marketing and business strategy.

Julie Corrigan:

“I’ll be waiting for you, the wolves will be calling, the skies will still be blue” – Home
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, pop, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) topped the charts at CKCU in 2015.  Come here why she’s everyone’s favourite voice!!

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Jack Pine and Hannah Shira Naiman at Pressed!


Jack Pine and

Hannah Shira Naiman

Jack Pine and Hannah Shira Naiman at Pressed Nov. 12

Toronto banjo player and singer-songwriter Hannah Shira Naiman is celebrating the release of her sophomore album “Know The Mountain” with a multicity tour.

With a sound that sits between Gillian Welch and Sarah Harmer, Naiman’s original songs ring with influences of Ola Belle Reed, The Carter Family, American old time, and traditional English ballads.

Produced by Don Kerr, the album builds on Naiman’s acclaimed debut record Tether My Heart (2013) and delivers an even more bold, layered, and mature collection of songs. Many of the songs on the album came out of Naiman’s time in Virginia and West Virginia studying oldtime fiddle music. They reflect Naiman’s wide ranging influences from appalachian traditions to contemporary female songwriters like Tori Amos and Ani Difranco.

Sharing the bill is Ottawa’s own Jack Pine. Since the release of “Lone Wolf”, Jack has gone back to the woods to collect new songs. Jack plays acoustically and passionately, with intense dynamics. It’s a performance that’s soulful, alive, and raw. His songs belie his empathy for the underdog, a deep-seated respect for nature, his wry sense of humour and his love of the mandolin.

Doors 7:30 pm. $10 at the door, show starts at 8 pm