Jory Nash CD Release

Acoustic Harvest is pleased to present: JORY NASH in a CD Release Party

*When*: Sat. Mar. 21, 2015, 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
*Where*: Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd.@ Manderley Drive, one block east of Warden Ave. in Scarborough.
Wheelchair accessible, free parking.
*Tickets*: $25@the door/$22 in advance on our website:
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Please join us in a celebration of the release of Jory Nash’s 8th CD, “The Many Hats of Jory Nash”.

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop & soul into an original stew of sound.  In 2013 his most recent release Little Pilgrim was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) for Best Producer. His 2009 album New Blue Day was named Penguin Eggs Magazine Critic’s Choice Album of the Year. Jory Nash also received a CFMA nomination for New Blue Day. He is also a previous winner of the OCFF Songs From The Heart Award for his song “When I Walk Out”.

Jory Nash is a past Artistic Director of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is the co-founder of an annual large scale, multi-artist concert celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot. The January 2014 concerts will be the 12th year of presentation.

Jory Nash plays acoustic guitar, piano and banjo and his warm, unique voice urges you to listen to his thoughtful lyrics and intricate melodies. Jory Nash is regularly heard on numerous CBC Radio programs, SiriusXM, BBC, Galaxie, and college/NPR stations across North America. Jory Nash is a featured artist on the new CBC/SiriusXM channel SONICA.

Jory Nash tours regularly across Canada and the United States playing folk festivals, house concerts, folk clubs and soft seat theatres. Festival appearances include Summerfolk, Mariposa, Home County, Stewart Park, Eaglewood, Shelter Valley, Hillside, Blue Skies, Live From The Rock, Winterfolk and more. He has also several times been a featured performer in the Home Routes house concert series.

Jory Nash songs have been used in the feature length movie Moon Point and the upcoming feature length documentary 30 Ghosts. Multiple Jory Nash songs have been covered by Juno-nominated jazz singer Lori Cullen.

In 2013 Jory was selected as an Official Showcase artist at the Folk Alliance International conference, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, as well as being a featured artist in Folk Music Canada’s Export Development Program. He was also chosen to be a Youth Mentor at the 2013 Folk Music Ontario Conference.

Jory Nash has a hat collection that numbers in the hundreds and he is also a long-suffering fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Come celebrate with us and enjoy the uniqueness of Jory Nash; he’s like no other songwriter!

Lillian and the AH Team with sound extraordinaire by Jason LaPrade –

Canadian’s January 2015 Roots Airplay

Hi all,

Here are the January stats for Canadians’ airplay on folkdj-l playlists. This information has been sifted, with permission, from international lists compiled by Richard Gillmann. In January, Richard’s lists were based on 13,505 airplays from 140 different DJ’s.

The number in brackets indicates the number of plays that album, song or artist received in the month.

This month The Sweet Lowdown got the ultimate hat trick, earning the number one spot on the international lists for Top Album, “Chasing The Sun”, Top Song, “River Winding Down” and the international Top Artist spot as well.

December:  Top Canadian Albums

1.  The Sweet Lowdown           “Chasing The Sun”                       (68)
2.  Annie Lou                   “Tried And True”                        (33)
3.  Michael Jerome Browne       “Sliding Delta”                         (25)
4.  Jesse Winchester            “A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble”        (23)
5.  The Duhks                   “Beyond the Blue”                       (19)
6.  Jon Brooks                  “The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside”   (17)
7.  Lizzy Hoyt                  “New Lady On The Prairie”               (14)
8.  Ruth Moody                  “These Wilder Things”                   (13)
9.  Scott MacLeod               “Flicker And Fade”                      (12)
“  Spinny Brothers             “Tried & True”                          (12)
10. Amelia Curran               “They Promised You Mercy”               (11)
“  James Hill                  “Old Silo”                              (11)
11. Old Man Luedecke            “Tender Is The Night”                   (10)

January:  Top Canadian Songs

1.  The Sweet Lowdown           “River Winding Down”            (15)
2.  The Sweet Lowdown           “Birds And The Bees”            (10)
3.  The Sweet Lowdown           “Chasing The Sun”               (9)
4.  Michael Jerome Browne       “Sliding Delta”                 (8)
“  The Sweet Lowdown           “You Can Find The North”        (8)
5.  The Sweet Lowdown           “Road Song”                     (7)
6.  The Duhks                   “Beyond The Blue”               (6)
“  The Sweet Lowdown           “Hell Flu Jig / Margaret’s Jig” (6)
7.  Annie Lou                   “Tried And True”                (5)
“  Jon Brooks                  “People Don’t Think Of Others”  (5)
“  Jesse Winchester            “All That We Have Is Now”       (5)
“  Jesse Winchester            “Little Louisiana”              (5)

December:  Top Canadian Artists

1.  The Sweet Lowdown                   (68)
2.  The Duhks                           (37)
3.  Annie Lou                           (31)
4.  Jesse Winchester                    (29)
“  Neil Young                          (29)
5.  Michael Jerome Browne               (27)
6.  Jon Brooks                          (20)
7.  Old Man Luedecke                    (17)
8.  Ruth Moody                          (16)
“  Spinney Brothers                    (16)
9.  Leonard Cohen                       (14)
“  Fred Eaglesmith                     (14)
“  Lizzy Hoyt                          (14)
“  Stan Rogers                         (14)
10. James Hill                          (13)
“  Kate & Anna McGarrigle              (13)
“  Joni Mitchell                       (13)
“  John Reischman & The Jaybirds       (13)
11. Scott MacLeod                       (12)
12. Amelia Curran                       (11)
“  James Keelaghan                     (11)
13. Connie Kaldor                       (10)
“  Gordon Lightfoot                    (10)
“  Le Vent Du Nord                     (10)

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Richard Gillmann compiles monthly surveys of international airplay on the folkdj-l listserve. Archives of these can be found at  Richard’s complete lists can be found on his own websiteat and I have used this source for the information above.

Richard created a couple of programs to analyze all playlists posted to the Folkdj-l list. These programs require that playlists be submitted in a particular format to be counted. Because of this he estimates his programs pick up 60-80% of the total airplays posted. Richard tallies the most popular albums and songs as well as total play for individual performers.  As can be seen, Richard cuts off his album and artist lists at 10 plays and the songs list at 5 plays.

Richard has consented to my pulling Canadian stats from his lists for which I offer a grateful tip ‘o the hat.

cheers,  Vic

New Festival in New Brunswick: Neely G Festival of Music

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R10 Venue, New Brunswick

Welcome one and all to the first annual Neely G Festival of Music located in the beautiful woodland setting of the R10 Venue in Long Creek just a short hop, skip and jump away from Sussex, New Brunswick.

R10 Venue is a purpose built facility that will be utilised as a multi event venue and features Arenas, Technical Areas, Car Parking and a spacious Artisan Village that have been sculpted from the woodlands and connected by a natural pathway that wends its way along a sun speckled trail that will surely soothe the fiercest of souls.

The Neely G Festival of Music will feature the best of Folk, Roots, Celtic and Bluegrass music for 3 fabulous days on July 17, 18, and 19 and we would love to have you join us there.

A little over a year ago we lost our beloved daughter, Neely, and as a way to honour her musical spirit and soul the Neely G Festival of Music found its musical roots. It is a celebration of all that she held dear. She was all about the life lessons of the road of life that each and every one of our amazing performing troubadours have lived, learned and lent to their lyrics. These are the songs of life my friends, yours and mine, and they live on forever. So if you have ever woken in the wee hours searching for the melody of your soul you will find it and so much more at the Neely G Festival of Music.

The festival is all about the music that makes us who we are. You will find yourself inside every line. Come join us and our friends of the road on this amazing journey of friendship, fellowship and musical magic. Take a look at our amazing line up of headline performers so far and our stellar line up of local talent to be announced to you all very soon. This year we will be pulling out all of the stops to bring you the Best of the Best Musical performers that Canada has to offer.  I will meet you all in the music.

This year’s Lineup