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Guelph artist Sarah Elaine Quick has an opening reception at the Red Brick Cafe on Douglas Street, Downtown Guelph this evening, Saturday November 13 at 7.00 p.m.  The exhibition runs till the end of the year. Check out the portrait of Guelph singer-songwriter Tannis Simmon, one of Royal City Rag’s favourites at the back of the exhibtion space!

Also, don’t forget that the fourth edition of the winter season songfest Wintersong featuring Tannis Slimmon with Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at  8.30 p. m. and  Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 2.00 p.m. The shows take place at Folkway Music,163 Suffolk Street West Guelph, Ontario. To reserve tickets or more info, call 519- 824-5524 or 877-763-5524 (toll free) or e-mail info@folkwaymusic.com.

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Tannis Slimmon - Taken Before Hillside Had Even Started!

Tannis Slimmon kicked off our Hillside in a workshop with Vancouver-based Cuban singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, and Windsor popsters Michou. Guelph’s adopted daughter was in fine form. She will be performing a full set on Sunday.

Tannis Slimmon - A Mountain Of Love

Alex Cuba And Windsor's Michou

Genre Defying Cuban Exile Alex Cuba

If you are still trying to get a ticket, Sunday passes may still be available at Hillside ticket outlets Ground Floor Music in Guelph, Encore Records in Kitchener and Soundscapes in Toronto as well as online via TicketPro.

There may also still be weekend passes for seniors available at a reduced rate of just $49.50!

Check out Kijiji or Craigslist for bargains now that the festival has started.

More Later.

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Ajay Heble

In the first hour of Royal City Rag on February 6, Ajay Heble, Artistic Director of the Guelph Jazz Festival, joined us to chat about some of the great artists taking part in the Help Haiti benefit show at the River Run Centre on February 7 at 7.00 p.m.

The event features Kevin Breit, Scott Merritt, Jane Bunnett, Dionne Brand, the University of Guelph choirs and The Guelph music revue, an ensemble featuring some of Guelph’s renowned musicians and singer-songwriters.

Ajay selected some great music to complement the discussion. Check it out if you can, you’ll not be disappointed.

Tickets for the benefit are $30 and available from the River Run Box Office: 519-763-3000 or online. All proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross.

All of those involved, including the River Run Centre facilities, are donating their services for the event.

Please consider attending, or, if you can’t make it, buy a ticket and give it to friend. It would be great to sellout for such a worthy cause.

Listen to Hour 1:

Leon Rooke

In the second hour, Jane Hastings, Executive Director of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival joined us to chat about the upcoming Eden Mills Writers Festival Fundraiser, Unlucky in Love taking place at the E-Bar, appropriately enough, on February 13.

Unlucky in Love offers something for everyone, not just for the broken hearted!

The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with woeful readings by Leon Rooke and Marianne Micros. Then the stunning Sarah Kramer takes the stage, her beautiful soprano voice accompanied by pianist Anna Ronai.

The fun continues with the always-unpredictable open-mic session emceed by Guelph Spokenword’s Beth-Anne Fischer at 8 p.m. An opportunity to tell some of your own stories and poems of lost or unrequited love.

Prizes will go to the audience-chosen top performers.

This year the featured poet at Unlucky in Love is Alexandra Oliver. We were fortunate to have Alexandra join us by by phone later in the hour to chat about her poetry.

Check out this video of Alexandra  in action, courtesy of  SlamNation.

This year’s Unlucky in Love is dedicated to the memory of Paul Quarrington, a giant in Canadian literature who left us all too soon. As a further tribute to Paul we played two great songs from his band, Porkbelly Futures’ eponymous first album.

Unlucky in Love takes place at the E-Bar (41 Quebec St.), downtown Guelph, at 7 p.m. (6pm for registration), Saturday February 13.

Tickets will be available for $13 at the door.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Joan Baez, God Is God from Day After Tomorrow
Kris Kristofferson, From Here To Forever from Closer To The Bone
Eddie Vedder, End Of The Road from Into The Wild
Jane Bunnett/Don Pullen, Gratitude from New York Duets
Scott Merritt, Burning Train from Violet And Black
Scott Merritt, Bell to Bell from Violet And Black
Kevin Breit/Cyro Baptista, Love Is All Around from Supergenerous
Tannis Slimmon, Weathervane from Lucky Blue
Basia Bulat, Heart Of My Own from Heart Of My Own
Porkbelly Futures, Ain’t For Me To Say from Porkbelly Futures
Porkbelly Futures, I’m In Love from Porkbelly Futures
Ani Difranco, You Had Time from Canon
Bahamas, Lovely Bones from Pink Strat
Martin Sexton, Happy from Seeds

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Susan (former weather pixie)

We were back on CFRU93.3fm with another fun show on January 16.

I even had a co-host, former weather pixie Susan joining us again. It seems that she doesn’t like to do the weather!

We started off with a really beautiful song from one of my long-time favourite bands, Stackridge, (Waiting For You And) England To Return from their wonderful 2009 reunion album “A Victory For Common Sense”.

Stackridge are very much an English institution although they may be best known in North America as the band that gave us “The Korgis”, who had a hit with Everyone’s Got To Learn Sometime in the late 70s. Its great to have them back. It would be even better if they would tour over here.

We also gave a repeat airing to the fabulous interview we recorded with Sarah Harmer recorded at last year’s Environmental Science Symposium. She really is inspiring.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Harmer:

Transition Guelph's Chris Mills and Sally Ludwig

Later in the hour, Sally Ludwig and Chris Mills from Transition Guelph joined us with an update on the group’s activities.

Transition Guelph are a group of people committed to transitioning our city from oil dependency to local resiliency, while weathering the impact of climate change. After the debacle of Copenhagen its now more clear than ever that we can’t afford to wait on governments at act on climate change – we need to act for ourselves.

Check out their amazingly informative website at www.transitionguelph.org if you haven’t already done so. Their next meeting is January 19 at 7.00 p.m. in 10 Carden.

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Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville live in the studio

In the second hour of the show, we were pleased to welcome Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville back to Royal City Rag. Tannis has a solo show at the River Run Centre on January 22, as part of the Borealis Music Series, sponsored by the Borealis Grille & Bar. Joining Tannis will be Lewis and Jude Vadala. It promises to be a fabulous night.

Tannis Slimmon in Concert
Friday, January 22 at 8.00 p.m.
Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre
Woolwich Street, Guelph

Tickets:
$25.00 Adult
$23.00 Student and Senior
$20.00 uGO: (University or College Student – valid ID required)

Contact the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000 for more information.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Stackridge, (Waiting For You And) England To Return from A Victory For Common Sense
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues (Live) from At The Barricades Vol 1
Sadies, Never Again from New Seasons
Tannis Slimmon, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live In The Studio)
Tannis Slimmon, Ernest, Charlie And Allan from Lucky Blue (Live In The Studio)
Tannis Slimmon, Our Time Now from Lucky Blue (Live In The Studio)
Tannis Slimmon, Around Him from Lucky Blue (Live In The Studio)
Tannis Slimmon, Noah’s Work (Live In The Studio)
Tannis Slimmon, There’s A Lift from Oak Lake (Live In The Studio)

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We have another hectic show planned for January 16. Its great to feel like I have energy again! Seems like its a good start to the new year. Long may it continue.

Anyway, back to the show… Sally Ludwig from Transition Guelph will join us again in the first hour on Saturday with an update on the group’s activities.

Transition Guelph are a group of people committed to transitioning our city from oil dependency to local resiliency, while weathering the impact of climate change. After the debacle of Copenhagen its now more clear than ever that we can’t afford to wait on governments at act on climate change – we need to act for ourselves.

Check out their amazingly informative website at www.transitionguelph.org if you haven’t already done so. You can also visit their booth at Saturday’s 16th Annual Environmental Sciences Symposium in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph.

Tannis Slimmon

In the second hour of the show, we are pleased to welcome Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville back to Royal City Rag. 

Tannis has a solo show in the Co-operators Hall at the River Run Centre on January 22, as part of the Borealis Music Series, sponsored by the Borealis Grille & Bar. Joining Tannis will be Lewis Melville and Jude Vadala. It promises to be a fabulous night.

Wth musical roots firmly planted in the soil of the Canadian Prairies, Tannis has been singing, songwriting, recording and touring locally, nationally and internationally for close to 30 years. After working with numerous bands including the critically acclaimed female trio The Bird Sisters, her solo career was launched in 2001 with the release of ‘Oak Lake’, followed up recently by ‘Lucky Blue’, a rich offering of songs and artwork influenced by recent travels to Mali, West Africa and Cuba. You will find Tannis’ name on over 70 albums, contributing songs or singing harmonies for others including Willie P. Bennett, Valdy and James Gordon.

Tannis Slimmon in Concert
Friday, January 22 at 8.00 p.m.
Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre
Woolwich Street, GuelphTickets:
$25.00 Adult
$23.00 Student and Senior
$20.00 uGO: (University or College Student – valid ID required)

Contact the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000 for more information.

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Sam Turton playing live on Royal City Rag

Are you a local musician or an artist coming to Guelph for a show? Would you like to play live on Royal City Rag? Well, now you can.

As a change for 2010, we are looking to increase our live music quotient on the show.

The music on Royal City Rag tends to be in the folk, roots, Americana, acoustic blues and singer-songwriter genres with a Canadian focus although we will also push those boundaries from time to time (we like to be challenged).

We frequently have guests playing live in the studio during the second hour (8-9 a.m.). It may be bright and early but all our shows are available to listen to or download at www.royalcityrag.ca.

We also offer CD reviews as well as promotion for acts coming to Guelph.

If you are interested in playing live or having your CD reviewed, please contact us at info@royalcityrag.ca.

Catch Guelph’s own Tannis Slimmon live on Royal City Rag on January 16 between 8-9 a.m.

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Tannis Slimmon, the Guelph musician with a voice like an angel, one of Royal City Rag’s favourite people, has a solo show in the Co-operators Hall at the River Run Centre on January 22, as part of the Borealis Music Series, sponsored by the Borealis Grille & Bar. Joining Tannis will be Lewis Melville and Jude Vadala.

Tannis Slimmon (promotional photo "Lucky Blue")

It promises to be a fabulous night.

According to Tannis, this is her first full show at the River Run which makes it daunting but incredibly exciting at the same time.

Tannis was named Contemporary Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2008.  Her latest album ‘Lucky Blue’ made waves with a 2008 Independent Music Award for the opening track ‘Ernest, Charlie & Allan’ and a nomination for ‘Best Album’. The album has also been selected as one of the top 10 ‘Critics’ Albums of the Year’ by Canadian Folk Music Magazine ‘Penguin Eggs’ and won a ‘Golden Quill’ award for songwriting. Producer Lewis Melville was nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award’s Producer of the Year.

With musical roots firmly planted in the soil of the Canadian Prairies, Tannis has been singing, songwriting, recording and touring locally, nationally and internationally for close to 30 years. After working with numerous bands including the critically acclaimed female trio The Bird Sisters, her solo career was launched in 2001 with the release of ‘Oak Lake’, followed up recently by ‘Lucky Blue’, a rich offering of songs and artwork influenced by recent travels to Mali, West Africa and Cuba. You will find Tannis’ name on over 70 albums, contributing songs or singing harmonies for others including Willie P. Bennett, Valdy and James Gordon.

It will be a great show. You won’t want to miss it.

Tannis Slimmon in Concert
Friday, January 22 at 8.00 p.m.
Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre
Woolwich Street, Guelph

Tickets:
$25.00 Adult
$23.00 Student and Senior
$20.00 uGO: (University or College Student – valid ID required)

Contact the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000 for more information.

Catch Tannis Slimmon live in the studio on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag on January 16 between 8-9 a.m.

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