Cashbox Canada Celebrates Summer and Canadian Indies!


Submitted by Cashbox Canada

The Abrams Brothers - Northern Redemption - A busy summer is about to kick off for The Abrams Brothers. The very talented trio will be once again hitting the road, travelling throughout North America to showcase their amazing talent!  With the release of their latest album, 'Northern Redemption', The Abrams Brothers make a transition from the music of their roots to their own distinct sound.  It's a combination of bluegrass, country, folk-rock that has had the Canadian festival circuit up in arms over their potential Their new single of the title track on the CD 'Northern Redemption' has been remixed for radio by the very talented Jason Barry and will be hitting the airwaves shortly.


Babette Hayward is a 22 year old New Brunswick singer  who sings with the voice and tone of a much older and experienced person. Her 10 song CD 'You Might Be Somebody' shows her skill as a songwriter and skillful singer  At 22 she has already achieve awards an kuos that some work a lifetime to achieve. They include 2011  Winner of Music NB Pop Recording of the year, 2011 Winner of Music NB Female Songwriter of the year, 2011 New Song Mountain Contest International Finalist, 2012 ECMA Rising Star Nominee and 2012 Saint John Originals Awards Emerging Artist Nominee.
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I Am Chelsey - A country girl by birth, emerging Canadian singer/songwriter, Chelsey is setting the wheels in motion, working hard on her plan on her way to becoming a country music superstar. Born in Brantford, Ontario (Wayne Gretzky country) and raised in Vanessa, Ontario, Chelsey is a small town girl with big city dreams. With her new single release, "Don't", Chelsey is about to hit the radio airwaves, proving once again how talented this little singing dynamo is both in her vocals and her delivery.
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Dennis Ellsworth, the pride of P.E.I., has just released his third album Dusk Dreams on Busted Flat Records. Dusk Dreams was recorded in Athens Georgia with David Barbe, bass player from Sugar an noted producer, behind the board. The ten song offering is a perfect example of Dennis' smooth soothing style and dynamic songwriting and the song Electric Stars was feature in the movie Sweethearts. The CD version is available as of May 15th and a vinyl version will be available in a few months. Worth the wait to be sure.


Don Graham is a Canadian singer/songwriter, tried and tested in the music industry, both as a performer and songwriter. With a career that had him performing and travelling on the road, and writing for other artists, this singer/songwriter finally released his own CD, 'A Willing Heart' and is currently in production for his second offering, produced by Chestnut Tree Studios, with father/son team Bill and Drew Hill. 'Dug A Hole' is the newest single from Don Graham, who is planning his summer tour to promote his music.


Fraser Newcombe was born in Murphy's Cove, on the Eastern Shore of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  His strong passion for family traditions, nature, and  love of music is what makes this man such a great performer. Fraser's easy-going persona and comical nature, affords his work as interesting, entertaining, and amusing.  Guaranteed to please and surprise you at the same time.  Never having taken a He blends mixture of these 'Greats' into his own style bringing you a familiar and sincere heartwarming rendition of ageless music.


Kelli Trottier, born and raised in the hotbed of musical tradition and innovation that is Ontario's Ottawa Valley, was where Kelli discovered her passion for entertaining.  Kelli's talent has taken her to stages across North America, Europe, The Middle East and the far north.  Along with being a very successful artist in her right, Kelli is in very high demand for studio work on some of Canada's most successful albums.   At every venue along the way Kelli makes friends and fans!  With a new single at country radio - "I Can Smell The Rain", Kelli is packing her bags and heading east!


Lynn Jackson's 5th studio album Coming Down is currently available on Busted Flat Records.   The Kitchener,  Ontario native has shared stages with Ron Sexsmith and Fred Eaglesmith and is growing steadily as a songwriter and performer. The Kitchener Waterloo Record called her "a softer version of Kathleen Edwards or Shelby Lynn" and named her Female Indie Artist of the Year in 2005. Watch out for this talented singer/songwriter, and her new CD is one for any music lover's collection.
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Lyric Dubee is a young singer, song writer and guitarist who is passionate about his music.  His debut album which was written and recorded at age 12 was well receivedand Lyric won the BEST YOUNG SONGWRITERS award at the Barrie New Music Festival 2011 for his song "Hello Beautiful".This summer he is already booked to perform at the Taste of Kingsway, Barrie Fair, Kempenfest, Barrie East End Social Festival, Orangeville Blues Festival, Southside Shuffle, NXNE as well as a Fund Raiser for "The Toronto Summertime Grand Arts Festival" in Scarborough and the Fund Raising Walk-a-thon for Tourette Syndrome. Now at 14, he is currently working on recording new material and plans to release his second album in Sept 2012.  His music genre is a rock/pop/blues combination we have labeled as Revolution Rock.


Matt Andersen, a true "working" musician performing over 200 shows a year, this latest offering, Coal Miners Blues, is produced by Colin Linden and recorded at the late, great Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock New York. The CD features several tracks co-written with Linden as well as keyboards by Garth Hudson, keyboardist of The Band and Amy Helm ( daughter of Levon Helm and Libby Titus, co-writer of Love Has No Pride) on vocals. This album is dedicated to the "working man" with tracks like Work Hard For The Luxury and the title track, Coal Mining Blues. Matt Anderson, winner of the 2011 Maple Blues Entertainer of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year, is breaking through, one audience at a time.


Mike Biggar was the  winner of the 2012 East Coast Music Award for Gospel Album of the Year and the 2011 Music of New Brunswick Award for Spiritual Album of the Year for his Christmas CD The Season. Mike has a new CD called 'Feels Like' now being released and a new single set to go to radio called, 'June Night'. The name says it all - Mike Biggar is blessed with a big voice and it looks like great things will happen for this talented singer so keep your eyes and ears open for his new release.


Ruthless Ones What do you get when you combine punk, ska and hip hop with vocals like Joe Strummer? Ruthless Ones. This new indie band from Toronto is set to release their first self-titled CD, but it won't be long before a major discovers this teenage group of talented musicians. Already getting over 4,000 total hits on their YouTube videos, and over 650 'Likes' on their Facebook page, this is a band that knows how to attract their fans. Their live performances are energy fuelled and audience interactive.
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