We’ll be welcoming Selina Martin to the program. She is in Ottawa this weekend with a few friends who will be taking part in a “song circle”. It’s the Bluebird North Tour 2007 making a stop at the Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (395 Wellington St.) on Saturday night. Selina Martin is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Featuring the likes of Martin Tielli and co-produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda, her latest CD, Life Drawing Without Instruction, showcases her witty wordsmithing and incomparable style.
Last week, I told you about Montreal’s Patrick Watson getting one of his songs aired on Grey’s Anatomy – (the prime time soap opera about sex-obsessed medical doctors and interns.) Due to the sheer number of North Americans who watch the show, one song could easily catapult the sales of our beloved Canadian indie artist. This week, Toronto’s Lily Frost had the honour of having her song ‘Enchantment’ (from her Cine-Magique album) played on the show. She’ll be joining us today to talk about how this came about and why television is becoming an increasingly attractive medium for Canadian musicians. To hear more of Lily’s sultry vocals, take a jaunt to the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield tonight where she is appearing.
On a final note, Hop The Fence top picks for 2006 are published on !earshot on-line, the national campus and community radio report: http://www.earshot-online.com/features/2007/January/picks_hopthefence.cfm
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