Upcoming new CD from Jory Nash

Award-winning
singer-songwriter JORY NASH readies new CD release: THE MANY HATS OF JORY NASH

2-time
CFMA-nominee, Songs From The Heart winner and Penguins Eggs Critic’s Choice
Album of the Year (for 2009’s NEW BLUE
DAY) JORY NASH is putting the
finishing touches on a new CD, his 8th solo recording. Recorded mostly live off
the floor at Toronto’s Revolution Studios, THE MANY HATS OF JORY NASH is a
direct nod to Nash’s infamous hat collection as well as a subtle nod to the
musical variety on display throughout the album. Explorations in folk, blues,
jazz, soul, western, 70s soft rock and more are all boiled down into an
original stew of sound.

Featuring
11 Jory Nash originals (plus one CD-only bonus original track) THE MANY HATS OF
JORY NASH was co-produced by Nash and award-winning producer/engineer Chris Stringer.  The album features musical contributions from numerous
amazing players, including a core band consisting of Jason Fowler (various guitars), Robbie Grunwald (organs and accordion), Maury Lafoy (bass), Brian
MacMillan (guitar), Mark Mariash
(percussion), David Matheson (piano),
Chris Stringer (various instruments)and
Nash (guitar).

Special
guest artists include vocalists Oh
Susanna, Lori Cullen, Kate Rogers & Amanda Walther (from DALA), Burke
Carroll (pedal steel), Chris Coole
(banjo) and Kevin Fox (cello). The album
also features a powerful piano ballad played and sung by Toronto’s Michelle Willis who duets with Jory
Nash on lead vocals.

The album
was mastered by Joao Carvalho while design and layout of the CD package was
done by Juno-winning designer A Man Called Wrycraft. The cover art features a
large grid of Jory Nash showcasing almost 20 different hats selected from his growing
collection. Photography was done by Jen Squires. For a sneak peak look at the cover please visit here: http://www.jorynash.com/home/blog/a-sneak-peek-at-the-cover-of-the-new-cd

THE MANY HATS OF JORY NASH will be released on
March 20th, 2015
and supporting live tour dates will follow, including:

March 20th             Moonshine
Café                     Oakville,
ON

March 21st              Acoustic
Harvest                    Toronto, ON

April 8-19th             Home
Routes Tour                 Manitoba & Saskatchewan

April 25th                Bleeding
Carrot                       Owen Sound, ON

April 26th                MERA                                        McDonalds Corners, ON

May 1st                   Barrie
Folk Society                  Barrie, ON

May 9th                   House
Concert                        Port Perry, ON

May 30th                 Hugh’s
Room                          Toronto, ON
(rare 7 piece full band show!)

June 12th                6
On the Square                      Oxford, NY

June 13th                Oswego
Music Hall                 Oswego, NY

Additional tour dates are still being added. To book
Jory Nash please contact jory@jorynash.com

KIM BEGGS COMES TO WINNIPEG AND REGINA ON CROSS CANADA TOUR

KIM BEGGS SETS OFF ON CROSS CANADA TOUR
From the Prairies to the Maritimes, Ontario to the Rockies
And back up to the Great White North.

Beggs returns to Times Changed High and Lonesome Club to kick off 2015 tour
Backed by Marcel Desilets and Keri Latimer – With special guest The Sybils
JANUARY 30, 2015 • 9:30PM • $10
Times Changed High and Lonesome Club
234 Main St., Winnipeg, MB
Tickets: www.highandlonesomeclub.ca | (204) 957-0982

then:

Beggs comes to The Club (Grass Roots Concert Production)
With special guest Roberta Nichol
JANUARY 31, 2015 • 8:30PM • $15
The Club
2431 8th Ave., Regina SK
www.grassrootsresgina.com

“It’s hugely refreshing to hear not only interesting and engaging lyrics,
but also beautifully crafted songs…songs that have a real shape and a feel
to them, an interesting and innovative structure.”
-Sing Out Magazine

Kim Beggs is setting out on a cross country tour that will see her share
the stage with some of the folk community’s musical treasures.  She begins
her journey with a show on January 30th at the Times Changed High and
Lonesome Club in Winnipeg and caps off the tour with the Alaska Folk Fest
in Juneau, April 10-12.

Beggs has also been invited to participate in the renowned Banff Musicians
in Residence Program, which takes place at the end of February, where she
will be writing her next album.  For more information on this program,
visit [ http://www.banffcentre.ca ]www.banffcentre.ca

During recent trips to Toronto, Kim recorded three new tracks – as a
preview of the new album.  She is planning to debut some of these new songs
while out on tour this winter/spring.

Kim, almost born in a taxi cab on the way to the closest hospital eighty
miles south in Val d’Or Quebec, lived her first years in Joutel, a little
mining town that doesn’t exist anymore. Her family lived in the Yukon prior
to her birth, where her older brother was born. She spent much of her
childhood moving from place to place as her father followed mining jobs
around Quebec and Ontario, and Joutel was just another stop along the way.
Kim Beggs did not expect to lay down geographical roots that she could
‘come home to’ when she picked up and moved to the Yukon twenty-two years
ago, but that’s what happened and she hasn’t looked back since.

Her latest album, Beauty and Breaking was released independently and has
received critical acclaim in Canada, USA and the UK since its debut in
2013.  NOW Magazine has been a huge supporter of Beggs, with NNNN reviews
for her past 3 albums.  Beauty and Breaking was also nominated for a
Western Canadian Music Award and a Canadian Folk Music Award, as well as
making the Top 60 albums for Galaxie Folk Roots Channel 2014.  Throughout
her music career she has received six WCMA and three CFMA nominations.~

The Yukon isn’t felt so much as place or geography in the songs on the
album, rather it’s experienced instead as an approach to living the kind of
independent life that her music embodies. Located so far from urban
centres, people in the North have to become adept at doing things by
themselves or they won’t last very long. Kim’s music is like that. From
beginning to end, Kim Beggs was involved in every aspect of the creation of
‘Beauty and Breaking’ and the results speak for themselves.  Kim not only
wrote every track (except for ‘Moonshiner’, an old Irish standard made
popular by Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan) but also played a significant role in
the production of the music with the versatile Toronto producer David
Baxter. She also illustrated the CD jacket cover and readied the whole
album for manufacture and distribution.  ‘Beauty and Breaking’ is Kim
Beggs’ crowning achievement. With four albums into an already impressive
career, she continues to slowly build a body of work that gets better and
better with the passage of time.

“Focused. Universal. Canadian… This is folk music. This is beautiful.
With water at its center, put a pot on and let Beauty and Breaking sweep
you away.”
*Ranked #1 on his Polaris Prize ballot for her last two albums.
– Fervor Coulee, Roots Music Opinion Blog

Please add to your listings:

KIM BEGGS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE SYBILS
JANUARY 30, 2015 • 9:30PM • $10
Times Changed High and Lonesome Club
234 Main St., Winnipeg, MB
Tickets: [ http://www.highandlonesomeclub.ca ]www.highandlonesomeclub.ca |
(204) 957-0982

Further information, interviews contact: Jane Harbury 416.960.1568 [ mailto:
jane@harbury.ca ]jane@harbury.ca

*For Home Routes House Concert information, contact the Home Routes office:
email [ mailto:info@homeroutes.ca ]info@homeroutes.ca or telephone
1-866-925-6889
[ http://www.homeroutes.ca/fullSite/attending/see-a-show/ ]
www.homeroutes.ca/fullSite/attending/see-a-show/

Juno Award Nominees 2015

Blues

JW-Jones:  Belmont Boulevard
Steve Hill:  Solo Recordings Vol. 2
Steve Strongman:  Let Me Prove It To You
The 24th Street Wailers:  Wicked
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer:  A Real Fine Mess

Roots & Traditional: Solo

Amelia Curran:  They Promised You Mercy
Catherine MacLellan:  The Raven’s Sun
Del Barber:  Prairieography
James Hill:  The Old Silo
Matt Andersen:  Weightless

Roots & Traditional: Group

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings:  South
Elliott Brood:  Work and Love
The Bros. Landreth:  Let It Lie
The Deep Dark Woods:  Jubilee
The Once:  Departures

Aboriginal:

Crystal Shawanda:  The Whole World’s Got the Blues
Digging Roots:  For The Light
Leela Gilday:  Heart of the People
Tanya Tagaq:  Animism
Tomson Highway:  The (Post) Mistress

World:

Ayrad:  Ayrad
Eccodeck:  Singing in Tongues
Emmanuel Jal:  The Key
Pierre Kwenders:  Le dernier empereur bantou
Quique Escamilla:  500 Years of Night

Vocal Jazz:

Angela Galuppo:  Angela Galuppo
Diana Panton:  Red
Elizabeth Shepherd:  The Signal
Julie Crochetière:  Counting Dreams
Molly Johnson:  Because of Billie

Jazz:  Solo

Jim Head:  Zoetrope
Kirk MacDonald:  Vista Obscura
Lenny Breau:  LA Bootleg 1984
Marianne Trudel:  La vie commence ici
Owen Howard:  Drum Lore Vol. 2 — More Lore

Jazz: Group

Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis & David Occhipinti:  Bristles
Bobby Rice:  Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-Treme Latin Jazz
Brian Dickinson Trio:  Fishs Eddy
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque:  Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Myriad3:  The Where

Adult Contemporary

Alysha Brilla:  Womyn
Jann Arden:  Everything Almost
Coeur de pirate:  Trauma: Chansons de la série télé (saison no.5)
Ndidi:  Dark Swing
Sarah McLachaln:  Shine On

Instrumental Album of the Year:

‘Symphony!’ – Sultans of String
‘Great Wall of China’ – Canadian Brass
‘Flesh and Machine’ – Daniel Lanois
‘Off With the Cuffs’ – John Stetch
‘Encuentro- – Quartango