JADE EAGLESON - COUNTRY SINGER - CCMA RISING STAR

September 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS BY BARBARA BRANDER

Jade Eagleson recently won the 'Canadian Country Music Award for Rising Star' in Calgary, Alberta.  With a powerful stage presence and deep resonating voice, the future is shining bright.  I had a wonderful conversation in learning a little bit more from this genuine, highly-talented and hard working singer. 

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Where are you from Jade?

Jade: I'm from a town called Millbrook, Ontario.

Farm town, family?

Jade: Yes, I have one brother and two sisters, so it was hectic growing up around the house, but it was more-so with extended cousins and all the other folks 

coming into the family house, and it keeps it a full house, but it's always nice. 

Lots of music?

Jade: Yes, my mom, to this day, is still a musician. I took a lot of influence from her and my grandfather on my dad's side who used to play guitar and sing.  I took a lot of influence from him as well.  It was on both sides, and some of my uncles play and stuff as well. 

When did you first feel you could make a career in music?

Jade: It wasn't for awhile you know, because I was raised with 'You got to work with your hands and get your hands dirty to make clean money'.  I was kind of raised that way and eventually I was like you know what? I want to follow my passions and at least give it a shot. I was about nineteen or twenty when I moved back home from working in plumbing, and took a crack at country music and realized it's my true passion.

You write as well?

Jade: Yes.

What propels you to write a song? 

Jade:  It's very interesting, because you can come up with your own idea, but if that's a subject that personally relates to you, it's not necessarily always going to work in the 'writing room'.  So that's one of those songs where you are going to sit down and write yourself, and then if you need help, you call in the 'big guns' to help finish it. When you go into a large writing room, there's tons of brilliant minds and tons of incredibly intelligent people that come with hooks or you might have a hook, and you build ideas off that.

Does the process come easy?

Jade:  If you write something in like three hours and it's good, you might be shocked. It could be eight hours or longer, once you've gone through every variable, and you've spent that much time with it, you know it's going to be decent.

Music first or lyrics?

Jade:  It's always different, you might have a hook, or sometimes lay in a guitar riff, and you write over that riff.

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Musicians you admire?

Jade:  I've always been a huge fan of Canadian artists. Paul Brandt for one,  Jason McCoy, but my favourite of all time is Shania Twain  for sure. 

GET OUT!

Jade: (big smile)

I'm a huge Shania Twain fan!

Jade: Oh man! I could talk about her all day!

I grew up listening to Shania Twain and she is one of my favourites. 

Jade: She is incredible!

She is incredible. I think she... I could go on,  now the interview is about me!

Jade: (laughs)

I find she opened up a whole new avenue for country music.

Jade:  She totally did! A lot of people frowned on her for going pop, but realistically every single one of her songs has a fiddle in it or steel guitar, or something super traditional and true to country music and you don't get a lot of that these days. 

You really don't.

Jade:  Shania took country music and put a shot of steroids in it. She is the Queen.

Would you ever like to do a song with her?

Jade:  I would be super honoured to be able to do that.

I think you should and you both would sound awesome together!

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When you get some days off, what do you like to do?

Jade:  When I do get days off, music is a passion and it's work, so you can kind of conflict the two.  I like to sit and pull out my telecaster and go over some riffs, go over some solos or I might write, but my favourite thing to do is hang out with my fiancé,

Congratulations by the way!

Jade: Thank you!

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Five quick questions:

Movie you enjoy?

Jade:  I'm a huge fan of Lord of the Rings!  Hands down my favourite series.  Close second would probably be Braveheart.

TV show?

Jade: The Andy Griffith Show.

Song you love?

Jade:  Got to go back to Shania Twain.  'Any Man of Mine'  has got to be my favourite song of all time, so I'll just continue with that for the rest of my days.

Favourite food? 

Jade:  My favourite food is chicken or steak.

Season?

Jade:  Definitely summer.​​​​​​ 

Future projects?

Jade: We finished three new songs, so we are just waiting for those to be mixed and mastered and flipping them on the radio. 

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 For more information and artist updates: 

JADE EAGLESON

CCMA 2019

*The CCMA AWARDS 2019, September 8th were held in CALGARY ALBERTA at the Scotiabank Saddledome 

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Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson - Photo Highlights - Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

September 16, 2019  •  1 Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS by BARBARA BRANDER

September 5, 2019 was a very special day for Country Music Legends, Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson. Coinciding with the CCMA Awards weekend in Calgary, it was a ceremony celebrating their induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame at Studio Bell.  Honouring their strong songwriting skills and distinguished musical careers.  Studio Bell is the home of the National Music Centre.  

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The release of Ian and Sylvia 'The Lost Tapes' from Stony Plain Records debuted September 6, 2019. A composition of newly discovered music as well as versions of their classic songs never before heard. 

 

*For more information:  Studio Bell
National Music Centre - Calgary Alberta, Canada

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ARKELLS - RALLY CRY TOUR - CALGARY

February 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS BY BARBARA BRANDER

Venturing out on a very cold night to see The Arkells at the Scotiabank Saddledome, my first thoughts were random and ridiculous. Why does one even leave the house in a polar vortex? You just do, when you know it's going to be a positive, highly energetic performance from this highly talented band. Originating from Hamilton Ontario, the band's name is in honour of where they honed their craft, Arkell Street.  

The evening quickly warmed up with opener Lord Huron, an indie/folk band based in Los Angeles and founded by lead vocalist Ben Schneider. The band's name was influenced from Ben's time spent at Lake Huron playing music around the campfire. Their sound is a warm, blending of vocals/instruments that are intoxicating, moody and mesmerizing, for example 'When The Night Is Over' from their 2018 release Vide Noir. Highly recommend seeing this band and/or checking out their songs. 

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The Arkells Rally Cry Tour is just what the frozen city of Calgary needed. Frontman/lead singer Max Kerman energized the Scotiabank Saddledome, utilizing a catwalk, as well as appearing on the opposite side of the arena, greeting fans and venturing through the crowd. Not feeling like going to work the next day? Max was handing out fictitious doctor notes to cover your possible next-day work absence. Gotta love that! The pace was non-stop and energizing throughout. This band is very personable and charismatic and knows hard work. From much smaller venues to the big city arenas of today, their well-deserved success is credited to their musical talents, drive and fanbase who are supportive and appreciate their dedication. 

 

PHOTOS - ARKELLS RALLY CRY TOUR - CALGARY

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The concert covered the hits and songs from their latest release 'Rally Cry' which debuted October 2018. 

Setlist
Relentless
Leather Jacket
Michigan Left
Never Thought That This Would Happen
Show Me Don’t Tell Me
No Champagne Socialist / Oh, the Boss Is Coming!
Eyes on the Prize
American Screams
People’s Champ
Kiss Cam
Only for a Moment
Come to Light
And Then Some
I’m Not the Sun
11:11
Saturday Night
Whistleblower
Knocking at the Door
Private School
Hand Me Downs

ENCORE
Dancing Queen (ABBA cover)
My Heart’s Always Yours

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*For information and tickets go to  ARKELLS MUSIC 

*For information and tickets go to  LORD HURON

VENUE: SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME

2019

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CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 - PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

July 26, 2018  •  1 Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS BY BARBARA BRANDER

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is kicking off in full gear for another summer of music greatness at Prince's Island Park. The Festival continues to be a favourite event for locals and tourists alike. This year brings out a diverse list of 70 artists from 13 countries, with 8 stages all within close walking proximity.  Opening night opened with a brief rainstorm, but that didn't stop the hardy festival goers who were well-prepared. The sun came out and turned into a beautiful evening. Some first night photo highlights.

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Passenger on Main Stage

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Calgary's Local - Chad VanGaalen

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CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 - July 26-29, 2018

Prince's Island Park - Calgary, Alberta Canada

*For performances, schedules and information, go to  CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

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Calgary Stampede 2018 - Coca-Cola Stage - Billy Talent & The Static Shift - Photo Highlights

July 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

ARTICLE/PHOTOS BY BARBARA BRANDER

The Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede 2018 brought some pretty amazing music performances.  The crowds were mega and the weather throughout the 10 days was 'pitch perfect' except for a windstorm that delayed singer Lights only momentarily.  There is something for everyone, no matter what style of music one likes. The last day closed with headliner Billy Talent and opener The Static Shift.

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Pretty excited to see opener The Static Shift. This talented band is from Calgary and some may have seen them recently on CTV'S 'The Launch'

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The Static ShiftThe Static ShiftCalgary Stampede 2018 The Static Shift

Check out the music section in  SUNSETPALMS.COM for more photo highlights.

All photos taken at the Coca-Cola Stage in Calgary Alberta, Canada. 

July 6-15, 2018

For further information follow the  Calgary Stampede

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