Canadian Musician Newsletter
Honey Jam Announces Performers For 2011 Showcase
Honey Jam, the all-female, multi-genre artist showcase has unveiled its list of performers for the 2011 edition. Celebrating 16 years of supporting Canadian female artists, this year’s Honey Jam showcase will be taking place August 11, 2011 at Toronto’s Mod Club.
Honey Jam is supported by PhemPhat Entertainment Group, an organization which holds a mandate to “foster the growth, education, and promotion of women in all aspects of the music business.” This year’s performers are: Ashley Martinez, Alanna Clarke, Catherine He, Courtney Taylor, Giselle, Haley Small, Haviah Mighty, Jenny Laws, Kitana, Miss David, Rebecca Raabis, Reece, Sam Rose, Sandy Duperval, Saya, Sojay, Tasha, Tiana, and Victoria.
For bios of each performer or to find more information about Honey Jam, visit: www.honeyjam.com.
Music Books Plus Launches New Website
Music Books Plus is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.musicbooksplus.com. Music Books Plus is an international vendor of books, DVDs, and software on music, pro audio, lighting, video, broadcast, multimedia, business, and more, shipping to over 80 countries.
The new website includes over 13,000 titles including an extensive variety of new products. It features improved navigation, expanded search capabilities, improved checkout, faster access speed, and a fresh, updated design.
Edmonton To Host Country Music Week & Awards In 2013 & 2014
Edmonton will host Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards in both 2013 and 2014. The announcement was made by Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Executive Director Don Green, who praised the city’s previous support and execution of the national event.
“Edmonton has a proven track record for hosting both Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards, bringing in record high ticket sales, sponsorship, attendance and viewership for the 2010 Awards show,” says Green. Edmonton hosted the Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2004 and 2010.
This year’s event will be held in Hamilton, Ontario, while Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be the host city for 2012.
For information about Country Music Week 2011 and 2012, visit www.ccma.org.
Photo: Doc Walker from 2010’s Awards Broadcast by Grant W. Martin Photography.
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Traynor QuarterHorse Micro Guitar Amp
Traynor has announced the release of its 25-watt micro guitar amp, the QuarterHorse. This amp is a solid-state 2-channel “head” with effects in a compact stompbox format. Designed for rehearsals, small gigs, recording, and convenient practice, the QuarterHorse amp has been developed to fit the pocket of any standard guitar case or gig bag.
Channel controls include clean volume, drive gain, drive treble, and drive volume. The micro-toggle switch selects either tape delay or tremolo effects with both effects having full control. Three integrated footswitches allow quick one-touch channel select, effect bypass, or reverb bypass.
A standard ¼” phono jack output allows simple direct connection to any typical 8-ohm guitar cabinet. An additional 1/8″ output TRS headphone jack doubles as a stereo line out for recording or private practice.
Roland TD-4KX2 & TD-4K2 V-Drums
Roland has announced the availability of its new line of V-Compact Series V-Drums, the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2.
Both the TD-4KX2 and TD-4K2 include the TD-4 Percussion Sound Module, featuring drum and percussion sounds that can be easily edited, allowing users to quickly customize their kits. Ambience effects optimized for drums are included for a more expressive performance. The Coach and Quick Record/Quick Play functions are meant for effective practice, providing drummers with feedback.
The TD-4KX2 features Roland’s multi-layer mesh heads for the snare and toms while the KD-9 Kick Pad includes a new cloth-designed bass drum head. The kit is outfitted with a CY-13R ride (with three-way triggering) and CY-12C crash V-Cymbals.
The TD-4K2 V-Compact Series V-Drums kit also features the multi-layer mesh head for the snare and KD-9 Kick Pad. The TD-4K2 is also expandable with an optional V-Pad or V-Cymbal.
For more information, contact Roland Canada Ltd.: 604-270-6626, FAX 604-270-6552, www.roland.ca.