In This Together
We are all working towards a better life, and that can be a lonely place to be at times. We can grow faster, and better by sharing what has been working for us and how to overcome the challenges facing us being in a smaller market.
01 Maddie Storvold | 02 Daniel Lenz | 03 Dan Davidson | 04 Rob LeLacheur |
05 Beverley Theresa | 06 Kathleen Todoruk | 07 Aaron Pedersen | 08 Paul Irwin |
09 Travis Nesbitt | 10 Marlo Steenman | 11 Megan Kathleen | 12 Jillian Schecher |
Raised in Dubai, Maddie Storvold grew up travelling and playing music all over the world, and is now an enthusiastic member of the Edmonton music community. Her background as a poet and a degree in English & Philosophy from Western University account for a poignant lyricism. With emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us, and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. As a live performer, Storvold has been described as having a "commanding stage presence, a quirky sense of humor, and a knack for capturing moments in song". Tough and sweet like gravel in honey, she can make you laugh and cry, think and ache, all in the same hour.
After moving back to Edmonton in 2016, Storvold immersed herself in the city’s vibrant arts community and recorded her debut LP, The Old Brag Of My Heart in bathrooms, basements, tree houses and kitchens, seeking to capture an authentic and unedited experience of each unique song. It was released to a sold-out room, & critical recognition and acclaim in the summer of 2017 (charting Top 10 on folk/roots radio across Canada). She has since spent her summers touring and playing festivals, house concerts and folk clubs, including the Edmonton Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, Tiny Lights, and Stampede City Sessions – which records and broadcasts to over 3.5 million households in the United States and Western Canada, to name a few. After receiving funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the young folk singer released her second full length album Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon in December 2018, will be featuring on CTV’s The Launch, embarking on a tour of Western Canada with her trio, and official showcasing at the prestigious Folk Alliance International, in Montreal. Tough and sweet, funny and fresh-faced, this story-singer is quickly gaining attention across Canada as a voice to be reckoned with, harkening in a new generation of folk icons.
Daniel Lenz is an accomplished venue booker, festival producer and concert promoter. He was the main talent buyer at The Needle Vinyl Tavern, voted the Best Place to See Live Music by the readers of Vue Weekly in 2016. He was responsible for programming an average of 14 shows per week at the venue — ranging from local artists to Juno-and Grammy-winning acts.
Over his 11-year career, he has booked hundreds of shows as an independent promoter (Blurred Lenz Productions), as well as curated his own multi-day, multi-stage music festival, Bermuda Fest, from 2012 to 2015. He is a board member and talent buyer for UP + DT Music Festival and used to sit on the board of CJSR 88.5 FM. He is also a longtime volunteer for North Country Fair and Arts on the Ave.
What we talked about
Leaving a legacy
Listening to your clients
Creating a plan
How to get in touch
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Season 02 - Episode 03- Air Date: March 18, 2019
Dan Davidson exploded onto the Canadian country scene in 2016 with the release of his second single “Found” (Co-written by Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers). Dan became arguably the indie story of 2016 as his single “Found” rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada.
“Found” was the #1 selling Canadian country song in Canada for several weeks in July and August 2016. It had also #16 on the charts and was the 8th highest charting Canadian song in the country. The hit single also went top 50 on the Shazam charts across all formats and hit #15 on the iTunes sales charts. On just his second release ever in country music – he has a GOLD single.
Dan’s sound came together as he started writing and working on music with Toronto producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt, Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel) and the two spent the better part of a year developing an EP that’s characteristic of Dan’s love of “good time” music.
Dan has shared the stage with Jon Pardi, Brett Kissel, Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, Gord Bamford, Corb Lund, The Road Hammers and so many more.