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On the program for Saturday March 26, 2011

Two features this week - Andy Brown and his recording 'False Alarm' - and - Kristina Trites and her self titles debut recording.

After working the circuit as a solo acoustic act, New Brunswick's Andy Brown has emerged a must-see (and hear) performer on the Canadian music scene. The 2010 Harvest Galaxie Rising Star winner is touted as a performer that 'gets into your head and heart'. Andy has a contemporary folk rock s...tyle all his own, taking you on a lyrical journey that transcends a realm torn between love, happiness, and sorrow. Now with a solid band behind him Andy Brown is making headway with his sophomore album, "False Alarm" a wonderful blend of belt-out ballads, folk-rock, and pop-infused hits, False Alarm will surely see Brown make a deep dent on the national stage. Recently the band won the North-American wide "Test Drive 2010" competition sponsored by Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings, and three 2010 Music New Brunswick Awards ("Male Recording Artist", "Emerging Artist", and "Pop Recording" for False Alarm).

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Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Kristina Trites is a singer-songwriter who grew up on the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She began her career by picking up the guitar when she was 12 years old, and within a week after learning her first few chords, wrote her first song. At age 13, Kristina began playing many bars and music venues around the region. Since then, Kristina has travelled back and forth from her hometown to Toronto, working with some of Canada's finest producers and songwriters, garnering interest both locally and across North America, showcasing at Canadian Music Week, the ECMAs, Juno Fest, as well for record labels and music publishers, and attending countless of song writing workshops and seminars. Recently Kristina released her debut album, a collection of self penned songs about her tumutulous past consisting of coming to terms with single motherhood stemming from an ex relationship at a young age, abandonment, and bouncing back to from the abyss to achieve a life that she is truly proud of.

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