coming-right-up-featThe duo River & Rock returns to the stage at the Frog Ponds Café this Saturday, May 16 from 12-1:30pm. Beaker Granger (RPR) and John Hume (Sportswriters) are two of the members of the five-piece band River & Rock and they join together to perform covers and original material. PWYC at the door.

coming-right-up-featby Kelly Babcock

On May 8th at 7:30PM, the Owen Sound Singers in Accord (OSSIA) is inviting you to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to experience Spring Forward, their spring concert celebrating five years of singing. Local musicians Joachim Ostertag on flute, Keira McArthur on cello, Bob Menzies on djembe, and Fiona Evison on piano will join the choir and proceeds will go to the Men's Program and the Women's Shelter of Bruce-Grey.Tickets, available at the Bleeding Carrot, the Ginger Press, and at the door, are $10, plus a "give what you can" donation. For more information phone Louise at 519-371-8227.

Singer-songwriter Ken Dunn and his wife Anna are Gypsy Starfish and this delightful duo will perform at the Frog Ponds Café on Saturday, May 9th from 12-1:30pm. Canadian singer-songwriter Ken Dunn has performed his original, folk-inspired music across Canada, the U.S., and Central America at hundreds of venues over the past 25 years, including benefit concerts for Amnesty International and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. With themes ranging from love and world peace, to social justice, and environmental responsibility, his music has received international

Joni-Mitchelll-featSource: Press Release

Although Joni Mitchell is now a Canadian musical legend, she didn't record an album of her own until other artists had recorded and popularized her songs. On Saturday May 9th, the Georgian Bay Folk Society will continue that tradition with a tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound featuring seven local acts performing their favourite Joni songs.

The Folk Society planned this Saturday's concert following the success of last year's tribute to Neil Young. In deciding which influential Canadian musician to honour next, Joni Mitchell's name quickly rose to the top of the list.

kaelin-featureby Anne Finlay-Stewart

"Twenty of the most outstanding young jazz players in Canada". That's the way the Conn-Selmer Centrestage Jazz Band is described. So imagine how 15 year old Kaelin Murphy must have felt when he heard he had been invited to join the band at MusicFest Canada this May.

Kaelin auditioned for the invitation-only band back in March, and is looking forward to playing with other talented young musicians. He is particularly excited that the band leader is Alex Dean, Dean of Music at Humber College and an accomplished sax player, and he hopes to speak with a guest artist who played with Maynard Ferguson – Kaelin's favourite trumpet player.

The Conn-Selmer Band is named for the musical instrument manufacturer. Kaelin's own magnificently hand-engraved silver trumpet was made by the firm 91 years ago. It came from Michael Ray, a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra and of Kool and the Gang. But there is also a slight chance, enough to give the trumpet some special magic, that it might have been played by Maynard Ferguson when he was a kid.

Front-Cover-featInterview by Lori Ross

Larry Jensen – "Some are Songs"

Owen Sound born and raised musician, singer, songwriter and poet Larry Jensen in a recent Q&A talked about his newly self-published book, "Some Are Songs. A Book of Words" and about expanding as an artist.

Jensen will be reading some of his poems and lyrics at a monthly spoken word and music showcase called Sounds at the Market (Owen Sound Farmer's Market) on Sunday May 10th at 2 pm. The official launch of his book will be on Thursday May 21st. 7 pm at The Ginger Press Bookstore (848 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound).

"Some are Songs" is a collection of song lyrics and poetry written over a forty year career in music that included the release of fourteen records/CDs.

Q - Who were you influenced by?

A - My Dad was the first musical influence in my life. He played guitar...


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