Little River Folk Society sessions with Analog Songs

Back in November our live music video side project, Analog Songs, teamed up with the Little River Folk to bring you a series of music videos featuring artists from Nova Scotia and beyond.  We shot them all in one day during Nova Scotia Music Week down in Yarmouth at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Little River Folk is a society based in Petite Riviere, NS.  They have an annual concert series with shows at the Petite Riviere fire hall or at the Petite Riviere Vineyards.  Already for the upcoming 2012 series they have The Modern Grass, Matthew Hornell, Ryan Cook, Morgan MacDonald, Keith Mullins, Dana Beeler and Jenny MacDonald.  Keep checking their website or facebook page for updates as new acts are added.

We love the LRF shows, which are always so well supported for a small community – testament to the hard work put in by Leif Helmer, Scott Drummond and the team.  Thank you for attracting such great acts to the south shore!  We were so glad to be able to work together on this project and look forward to doing it again soon.

Check out all the videos from the LRF session on the Analog Songs website as well as lots of other cool sessions that we’ve done over the past year or so.

Final video from the Ryan Cook Yarmouth Sessions

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Well folks, here we are at the end of the Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres extravaganza! The final song, Sharpest Knife, is one of Ryan’s originals off his 2008 album Hot Times, and is another that we shot in the Chebogue baptist church. It’s also one of my personal favourites.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the videos as much as we have, and will pop back from time to time for a refresher! In total we have released 13 songs from the Yarmouth Sessions over the last few months; have a look back at some of them here:

Facebook waltzSingle in a barSilver medal bluesNavinaGentle on my mindGood time Charlie’s got the bluesI’m so lonesome I could crySnowbirdCan’t win for tryingEverybody’s talkin’Where does an old time river man go?Easy, Sharpest knife

All these videos are also available on our new Analog Songs website, on the YouTube channel, and on Vimeo.

Analog Mondays!

It’s time for the baby bird to fly the nest – Analog Songs now has it’s own website!

Go check it out to see all the sessions we’ve done, find out a little about us and hear what’s in the pipeline.  Remember you can follow us on our facebook page and we’re on twitter too, as well as our YouTube and Vimeo pages.

As of next week we’ll be starting Analog Monday where we’ll be releasing a new video every Monday evening.  Coming up soon we have Mark Bragg as well as all the videos we did at our Little River Folk session at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.  Join us!

The Blackest Crow

Back in the heat of the summer the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra visited us out here in Molega for an Analog Songs session. Just as we were packing up, Kurt and Patrick started playing this old bluegrass song and we’re so glad we got it on camera. These old gold mines seem like the perfect setting for this traditional song.

Now that it’s turning bitterly cold out there, it seems like a very good time to release it to remind us of that hot August day filled with great music. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

(Or watch it on Vimeo)

Click here to see the other Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra songs we did that day with the full band.

Analog Songs – Ryan Cook – Chasin’ a Dream (Unreleased)

And today sees the release of the third Ryan Cook video in a series of songs that he performed for the Analog Songs project. This one is called ‘Chasin’ a Dream’ which is new and not yet released. Robin Dellinger also plays on this track which was recorded on Durkee’s Island, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Ryan recorded four songs with us – the last one will be released next week.

Analog Songs – Ryan Cook – Sun

Today is the release of the first Ryan Cook video that he performed for the Analog Songs project. The track is entitled ‘Sun’ which appears on his newest album ‘Peaks & Valleys‘. This is an acoustic version of the song and he is accompanied by Robin Dellinger. Ryan recorded four songs with us and we will be posting them over the coming weeks.

Camera & video post production: Stephen Cooper
Audio recording and audio post production: Cameron Dexter

Ryan Cook

On 16th March 2011 we traveled to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to record a few songs for Ryan Cook as part of the Analog Songs project. We had a full car with Stephen Cooper, Katy Hopkins, Cameron Dexter, Evan Cameron and Jamie Stewart for the 500km round trip. Ryan along with Robin Dellinger performed four songs with two of the songs coming from Country Music News album of the year 2010 ‘Peaks and Valleys‘. The shoot took place on Durkee’s Island at Ryan’s family cabin. Below are a few images taken by Jamie Stewart and Stephen Cooper.






















Analog Songs – Tanya Davis


Here is first the installment in what will be a series of videos to promote and highlight the talents of artists that live in or visit Nova Scotia. Performances are a broken down acoustic/back to basics versions of the full songs. The videos are a result of a collaboration with Evan Cameron. They have just three shots: a title, an intro and the performance. We shot the videos handheld with shallow depth of field way back in December in a cold garage in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. Tanya Davis was kind enough to be a test subject and brave the cold. Tanya performed two songs from her new album ‘Clocks and Hearts Keep Going’. Tanya is currently on tour across Canada and the UK.
Many thanks to Tom Fralic for helping with the audio post.

The below videos can be viewed in HD by the simple click of a button on the player!






Camera – Evan Cameron & Stephen Cooper
Sound recording – Katy Hopkins
Post production – Stephen Cooper, Evan Cameron
Sound post – Tom Fralic

Camera – Stephen Cooper
Sound recording – Katy Hopkins
Post production – Stephen Cooper
Sound post – Tom Fralic

Tanya Davis

Yesterday morning, us and Evan Cameron took the first steps in creating a new online music video channel. The first artist to take the plunge was Tanya Davis. Tanya is from Halifax and just released her third album entitled ‘Clocks and Hearts Keep Going’ and has just won video of the year at the 2010 Nova Scotia Music Awards. The shoot took place in a cold garage in Brooklyn, Queens County NS where Tanya performed two songs. In the coming weeks we should have the videos put together and online so keep checking back. A big thanks to Tanya for taking time out of her schedule to take part in this project. Check out Tanya’s music here or just visit her website where you can stream her amazing new album.