Saskatchewan·Empty Room

Megan Nash performs 'Try' in 1st Empty Room series video

A new video series from Regina's Creative City Centre showcases up-and-coming local musicians in the most intimate of settings — an empty room.

CBC and Regina's Creative City Centre bringing you Saskatchewan musicians in most intimate setting

Megan Nash, a singer-songwriter from rural Saskatchewan, performs to an empty room at the Creative City Centre's Hague Gallery in this still from the first instalment of the Empty Room series. (YouTube/Creative City Centre)

There is no setting more intimate than an empty room.

Regina's Creative City Centre is capitalizing on that fact with the Empty Room video series, a new project that showcases Saskatchewan artists as they perform in solitude at the Hague Gallery.

Each Monday for 12 weeks, CBC Saskatchewan will be posting the live recordings online and playing the tracks on The Morning Edition radio show.

Watch singer-songwriter Megan Nash deliver a haunting and soulful rendition of Try off her 2015 album, Song Harvest Volume One, in the first instalment of the Empty Room series below.

Champion of the underplayed

Brent Nielsen, the creator of the Empty Room project, previously worked for years with CBC Radio.

He hosted a show called 13 Tracks — which billed itself as the "champion of the underplayed" — and has clearly kept that passion alive into retirement.

One of the main reasons Nielsen decided to start Empty Room is because he wanted to bring production value to the music videos of independent artists in the province, as opposed to some of the shaky cell phone clips frequently found on the Internet.

Among the musicians set to appear on Empty Room in the coming weeks are Colter Wall, Rosie and the Riveters and Danny Olliver.


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