New album promo from The Modern Grass

We have just made this teaser video for The Modern Grass to promote their forthcoming album High on the Mountain. We shot the video in Halifax at CBC’s Studio H in around 25 minutes, as well as some extra footage from a rehearsal at their house. All the audio is from the studio recording, we didn’t do our own live recording for this one.

The Modern Grass will be going on tour across Canada after they release the album and I’d recommend checking them out. And from what I’ve heard of the album it’s going to be amazing!

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 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.

The Phantom of the Opera…

Peter Karrie, famed for his appearances in the Phantom of the Opera, brought his show, A Phantom Returns, to the Astor Theatre in Liverpool NS last night.  Peter is on a tour of Canada to raise funds and awareness for the various charities he is involved with including CanChild, the childhood disability research centre in Ontario.  It was a great show and featured loads of talented locals who joined Peter on stage.  We were lucky enough to be asked to step in and capture the events of the day on video for a documentary of the tour that Peter is putting together.  Our special thanks go to Cameron Dexter who helped us loads with some amazing sound recording!