2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Winners Announced
The winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) were announced at a gala event the evening of Nov. 10, 2013. The event capped off the CFMAs run from Nov. 8-10, which had Canada’s folk community coming together for a weekend of events including showcases and workshops.
Nineteen award categories were presented at the gala. Overall, Ontario artists received the most awards with seven artists taking home nine awards. British Columbian and Nova Scotian artists followed with four artists winning four awards for each of their provinces. Quebec and Nunavut artists brought home one award each.
Two special awards were handed out during the gala. Manitoba-based industry stalwart Mitch Podolak was honoured as this year’s Unsung Hero, a special award that highlights exceptional contributions to the Canadian folk music scene. Victoria’s Daniel Lapp was the recipient of Folk Music Canada’s Innovator Award for his work as a teacher, leader, and song collector.
For a complete list of winners and information on next year’s event as it becomes available, visit www.folkawards.ca.
Photo: Oh My Darling performing at the 2013 CFMAs by Graham Lindsey
Pair Of K10 Loudspeakers Up For Grabs From QSC Canada
QSC Audio Products Canada is giving away a pair of K10 loudspeakers with tote bags valued at over $2,200 through its newly-launched Facebook page. To enter, simply “Like” QSC Canada’s Facebook page at , www.facebook.com/QSCCanada.
Part of the K Series, QSC’s K10s can be used as a house PA, floor monitors, fills, instrument amplifiers, and more.
Rykka Takes Home 2013 Peak Performance Project Grand Prize
Swiss-born, Surrey, BC-based singer-guitarist Rykka was announced as the winner of the 2013 Peak Performance Project (PPP), beating out 19 other artists to take the $102,700 grand prize. The runners up were Hannah Epperson and Bestie, who took home the second and third place prices of $75,000 and $50,000, respectively. The prizes were handed out on Nov. 21st at the PPP finale at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC.
Run by 102.7 The Peak and Music BC, this year’s PPP attracted 320 entries from across British Columbia.
For more information on the initiative, visit www.peakperformanceproject.com
Photo: Rykka by Ivan Ponce
Tune In To Canadian Musician Radio-Now On iTunes!
Be sure to tune in to CM Radio, airing live every Wednesday at 8 pm EST at CanadianMusicianRadio.com. After airing, each episode is then archived for future listens on the site and accessible through the iTunes Store as a Podcast.
Regular features include interviews with high-profile musicians, music experts, and industry professionals; profiles on up-and-coming acts; insider information; event coverage; the latest news and trends; and much more.
Upcoming December broadcasts will include interviews with the likes of The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois, Peak Performance Project winner Rykka, Eva Avila, Mat Joly, and world music act Jaffa Road.
And check the archives or iTunes store for previous episodes with interviews from Avril Lavigne, Blue Rodeo, Dean Brody, Protest the Hero, and a slew of other artists.
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Zoom H6 Recorder
Zoom is now shipping its latest handheld recorder, the H6. The Zoom H6 has four interchangeable input capsules – X/Y, MS, shotgun, and dual XLR/TRS Combo – and six-track simultaneous recording. There are four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors plus gain control (with tangible knobs) and -20dB pads for each input.
The X/Y miking technique is for users wanting to cover a wide area and clearly capture sound sources in the centre. The XYH-6 X/Y capsule adds two matched high-quality unidirectional microphones. This kind of microphone is most sensitive to signal coming from directly in front and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides.
Other features include an LCD display screen, overdubbing of up to 99 takes, independent monitor and playback mixes, and multitrack-to-stereo internal mixdown.
Tama Iron Cobra 600 Series Pedals
Tama has released the Iron Cobra 600 hardware series, which includes the HP600DB single pedal and the HP600DTWB twin pedal. Features of the series include a changeable cam called the Duo Glide Cam that is designed to allow simple adjustment between a Power Glide cam for power and speed and a true round Rolling Glide sprocket for smooth consistency.
Iron Cobra 600 series pedals also feature a newly designed hinge for precise footboard action and the Speedo-Ring rocker cam with a smooth ball bearing. Additionally, the double pedal bears the same Double Chain Drive as 900 series Iron Cobra pedals.
Photo: Tama Iron Cobra HP600DTWB Twin Pedal