In This Together
A close-fitting knitted or crocheted cap having no brim for warmth.
A rock band consisting of 4 Canadian musicians destined to celebrate the best in Canadian music.
In 2012, a few musicians took time out of their busy schedules playing with Slash and Kelly Clarkson to band together and play a charity event in Winnipeg, Canada. The theme of the night was to play only classic Canadian music. With a setlist comprised of tunes by such greats as, Streetheart, Queen City Kids, Kim Mitchell, Loverboy, Saga, Platinum Blonde, Harlequin and Aldo Nova they played to a packed house raising money for Cancer research.
The night was such a success that they decided to put together a record to celebrate the best in Canadian Music and remake the songs that influenced and inspired their careers.
Todd Kerns - Lead vocals and guitar
Brent Fitz - Bass guitar and vocals
Cory Churko - Guitar and vocals
Shane Gaalaas - Drums and vocals
They are releasing album 2 “Never Enough” on August 28th, and the single, their first original “Never Enough For You” is available now. Digital Downloads can be Pre-Ordered at toquerocks.ca, or you can pick up a copy of their first release Give’r on iTunes.
August 27th – Listening Party – Nashville’s Event Centre – Winnipeg
August 29th – Meet n Greet – John’s Music Store – Moosejaw SK
August 30th – Meet n Greet B Sharp Music Store – Regina, SK
August 31st – Shake The Lake – Regina, SK
September 1st – Party In The Park – Calgary, AB
I had the opportunity to sit with each member of Toque and talk about their careers for my upcoming documentary “Under Covers” about the 80’s cover band scene in the Canadian Prairies. These conversations were so rich that I asked Todd Kerns if it would be ok to release them in conjunction with the new album to give fans more intimate knowledge on where these guys came from and how that has influenced their careers.
Part 1 - Shane Gaalaas
Part 2 - Cory Churko
Part 3 - Brent Fitz
Part 4 - Todd Kerns
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.