On the program for Saturday January 15, 2011
A feature on Jenn Grant and her brand new recording 'Honeymoon Punch'
It was back in 2006 when we first met Jenn Grant. Her first recording 'Orchestra For The Moon' and her subsequent first steps into the world of entertaining were born here at CBC Studio H in Halifax. Fast-forward five years, hundreds of concerts, and thousands of road miles later, we find Jenn in a place that makes us happy. And judging by her new record, 'Honeymoon Punch', Jenn is certainly in a place that makes her happy.
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Natalie MacMaster is an electrifying performer whose passionate proficiency on the beloved four-string amplifies the traditional East Coast sound for contemporary times. It's a signature sound that has resonated with world audiences through 10 albums, multiple gold sales figures and 27 years; numerous Juno and East Coast Music Awards; two honorary degrees (from Niagara University, NY, and Trent University) and an honorary doctorate (St. Thomas University); the Order Of Canada - and a reputation as one of Canada's most captivating performers. She also has the respect and admiration of the crème de la crème of top-notch musicians: master violinist Mark O'Connor, whose camp MacMaster frequents as a guest instructor; legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma - who recently invited her to prominently participate as a guest performer on his 2008 holiday-themed album Songs Of Joy & Peace; banjo prodigy Béla Fleck; fellow fiddling marvel Alison Krauss; spiritually electrifying superstar guitarist Carlos Santana - the list goes on.
This performance from Natalie and pianist Tracey Dares was but part of a marvelous evening billed as 'Women In Tune'.
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