November 2012 Archives

Atlantic Airwaves presents two concerts from the Tall Ships CBC Pavilion

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune


One of the biggest highlights in Halifax this summer was the visit from the Tall Ships along the waterfront. CBC had a prime positioned pavilion and broadcast throughout the week as well as presenting several concerts in the evenings. On Atlantic Airwaves this weekend you'll hear two .... one with Old Man Luedecke and the other with the Booty Boppin Brass Band. Tune in Saturday on Radio 2 at 10 a.m. or on Radio 1 at 5:05 in the afternoon.


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Atlantic Airwaves celebrates the career of Producer Glenn Meisner

Posted by Margaret Hemsworth Laleune

After 40 years of working at CBC, Producer Glenn Meisner has decided to retire. This week on the show Glenn joins Stephanie in the studio to chat about a few of his highlights, favourite musicians and to share a story or two as well.

Atlantic Airwaves is heard on Saturdays - 10 a.m. on CBC Radio 2 and 5 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

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Mae Moore - Dennie Ellsworth - on Atlantic Airwaves Saturday November 17, 2012

Posted by Glenn Meisner

On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves we'll have a feature on Mae Moore and her recording 'Folklore'. As well, we'll have a feature on 'Dusk Dreams', the latest recording from Dennis Ellsworth.
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Mae Moore has many claims to fame. As a recording artist, she was a major label success story, scoring nine top forty hits, two Juno nominations and two SOCAN Awards for commercial radio airplay. As an indie artist, she has most recently garnered two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for Solo Artist of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year. And as a personality, Mae is Canada's quintessential bohemian, a musician, painter, and long-time environmentalist who has lived all over Canada and who now makes her home on an organic farm and heritage orchard in British Columbia's Gulf Islands.

All of these facets of Mae come together like never before on her latest project, 'Folklore', a collection of songs inspired by Mae's varied experiences living in different parts of the country. It was released in conjunction with a companion book featuring 30 of Mae's acclaimed landscape paintings.

Mae is renowned for her mature and sophisticated mixture of pop, folk and jazz music, and her sound has been captured on this recording by Joby Baker (Cowboy Junkies), who produced Alex Cuba's Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning third album. The new mix is an atmospheric and slightly percussive blend of jazzy folk-roots with a subtle European feel to it. The core line-up sees Marc Atkinson (The Bills, The Mark Atkinson Trio) on guitar, Daniel Lapp on trumpet and flugelhorn, Rick May on bass, Scott Sheerin on soprano sax, Joby Baker on drums, bass, piano and strings and of course Mae with her signature guitar sound and dulcimer.
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Dennis Ellsworth has grown into one of Atlantic Canada's most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran's sense of melody, tune and arrangement.

His most recent release, Dusk Dreams, was recorded in Athens, Georgia, with acclaimed musician and producer, David Barbe (Drive By Truckers, Cracker, Bob Mould/Sugar). The album consists of ten songs that blend folk, pop, country, lounge, blues, soul, and whatever else. Barbe's production is subtle, yet gorgeous and steers clear of interfering with the loosely wonderful performances. Critics are calling Dusk Dreams, Dennis Ellsworth's most beautifully crafted release to date. He has two previous solo recordings, 2010′s Chesterfield Dweller of the Year, which called "heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album", and Strange Boat, an EP released in September 2011 and nominated for 4 MPEI awards.

With his honky-tonkin' side project, Haunted Hearts, Dennis has written and released two definitive records (Thank You, Goodnight and Howdy), collectively winning the group seven different awards with Music PEI and garnered an ECMA nomination in 2010 for Rising Star.

Gabrielle Palillon - Dana Beeler - Atlantic Airwaves Saturday November 10, 2012

Posted by Glenn Meisner

On this saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves, we'll have a feature on Gabrielle Papillon and her recent release 'Little Bug', as well as a feature on Dana Beeler and her debut release 'The long Goodbye'.
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Gabrielle Papillon has been singing all her life. She began humming her own melodies as a toddler and, writing her first songs at fourteen as soon as she learned her basic chords on a guitar.

In 2001 she released her first album 'Songs for a Rainy Day' through independent producer, Concept Studios. Tabling her music career for nearly eight years she completed her B.A. and her Master's degree only to emerge with fresh tunes in her head and a more developed musical style the depth of which she attributes to her eight years of study and "growing up" in general.
She released her second solo album 'The Wanderer' independently in January 2010. Her third solo album The Currency of Poetry (released in October, 2011), found it's way into many 'Best of 2011' lists and landed in the Top 20 National !Earshot Chart for Folk/Roots/Blues in the month
of October 2011.

By way of cars, busses, planes, and trains Gabrielle began touring full time in June of 2010. She has since completed four Cross-Canada tours and has been touring almost non-stop playing well over 260 shows in that time. 
She has recently release her fourth and most ambitious album, recorded at Montreal's Treatment Room (Plants and Animals, The Acorn, Timber Timbre, Stars, Snailhouse) and produced by Halifax based producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant's Honeymoon Punch).
Influenced by guitar slinging troubadours such as Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the McGarrigle sisters her music is often about a feeling. Her muse is the amalgamation of people in her life, or an imaginary scenario. Above all she loves the journey of a song.
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When describing Dana Beeler its been said: "There is an old soul in that young body". Nothing could be more true. Dana has been performing and writing her own music for many years. Her young age hides a seasoned musician who knows how to please an audience, understands what makes a good song great, and is dedicated to leaving you loving her at the end of every show. Her song ideas are pulled from years of getting out and living life, enjoying all it has to offer, and sung with a voice that starts deep in her heart and resonates out with all the passion and feeling she can muster.
Dana comes from a musical background and has enjoyed playing and singing with her family her entire life. Whether it was performing with the family band or jamming it up at a kitchen party, music has always been a daily event.
Since moving to Halifax Dana has become a regular at many of the local performing centers, including, The Company House, The Carleton, The Casino, and the Seahorse Tavern. Dana has performed at NS Music Week, The Lunnenberg Folk Harbour Festival, and Gordie Sampson's Songwriting Camp. Dana has recently finished recording a brand new CD featuring 8 of her original songs. She will be releasing this new project in early November 2012 and she looks forward to touring the Maritimes in support of the album, titled "The Long Goodbye".