Thursday, July 18, 2013
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
It is a thrill and honour to announce that I have been selected to participate in the third annual Greenbelt Harvest Picnic.
Those familiar with my work know that my focus has been on agricultural issues and the plight of those Ontario farmers whose livelihood and lifestyle has been decimated by pressure from urban sprawl.
To read more about the project, please visit this link. 'Cultivating the Greenbelt:an ongoing dialogue with our protected land'
This year Neil Young and Whitehorse (have seen them live and they are sonic wizards) will be joining producer and musician Daniel Lanois' roster of brilliant musicians. Along with performers and visual artists, there are farmers who will be providing local produce and natural foods.
The event takes place August 31. For more info please visit: http://www.harvestpicnic.ca/
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Neil Young recorded with Crazy Horse for the first time in 1969 for the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere which includes the hit "Cinnamon Girl" and the extended guitar workouts "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand”.
In 1979, Neil Young & Crazy Horse recorded Rust Never Sleeps... READ FULL BIO
Emmylou Harris - Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs—three of them co-written with Grammy– and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings. READ FULL BIO
Daniel Lanois - One of the world’s most influential music producers – a shaper of albums by the likes of U2, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan. Daniel Lanois is best known for ongoing collaboration with the eclectic Brian Eno, Lanois first came to the ambient music pioneer’s attention while still in Hamilton. There, Lanois produced albums by Canadian stars from Martha & The Muffins to Ian Tyson to Raffi. READ FULL BIO
Whitehorse - Six Shooter Records’ Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet tie the musical knot with the debut of their new band, Whitehorse, marrying their talent and chemistry on stage as a smoldering duo. Gutsy and resolute in their pursuits of sound and substance, Luke and Melissa’s fusion of the personal and professional brings to mind the road-tested romance of Johnny and June. Individually, Luke and Melissa have been recognized ... READ FULL BIO