I Book Shows welcomes Còig to the roster.
Còig (Ko-ig) is an electrifying line-up of East Coast musicians. Originally formed as a promotional band for the Celtic Colours International Festival, these award winning performers decided to continue to play as the Còig ensemble whenever possible! Busy solo schedules make Còig appearances quite rare, so don’t let your chance to see them pass you by!
I Book Shows is pleased to welcome, Ian Thomas and The Arrogant Worms to the roster.
Ian first hit internationally in 1973 with “Painted Ladies”. Over the years he has acquired a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards for Painted Ladies, Right Before Your Eyes, Hold On and Pilot, a UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian award, Juno and Gemini nominations,15 albums and nearly as many top twenty records. Ian’s lyrics have been utilized in English textbooks while his songs have found international success with many artists such as Santana, America, Manfred Man, Chicago, Bette Midler and Ann Murray. Ian founded the internationally acclaimed group The Boomers (1990-2000) that produced four acclaimed albums and two European concert tours. Ian has also added author to the mix with two novels, Bequest (Manor House 2006) and The Lost Chord (Manor House 2008). When he isn’t performing his own shows, he also records (four albums to date) and tours the country regularly with good friends Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, and Cindy Church in a band called Lunch At Allen’s.
This past year saw the release of a long awaited new solo album (Little Dreams) to strong reviews in both Canada and the USA. A new novel, autobiography and album are in the works.
The Arrogant Worms
The rumours they spread are true! To celebrate their twenty-fifth year, The Arrogant Worms are giving a farewell tour across Canada. Inspired by the fact that most groups their age have cashed in on at least a half dozen “farewell tours” already, the Worms’ “First Farewell Tour” will be in support of their latest release, surprisingly titled, “The First Farewell Album.” Both tour and album could be their last—unless they decide to do more. As Worm, Trevor Strong (aka, “the guy who stands in the middle”), says, “Who knows? If it goes well, maybe we’ll turn it into a yearly thing.” But regardless of what happens in the future, the fact remains that the tour and the album will be, for the moment anyway, their most recent of all time!
I Book Shows is excited to welcome, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys to the roster.
“Gordie is a masterful fiddler, and the Rhythm Boys are made up of some of the top country backers in all of the east coast.” – CBC, Tom Power
Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Nominees have been announced. I Book Shows has been nominated for Booking Agency of the year.
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I Book Shows is gearing up for a busy fall. Watch for Fred Eaglesmith doing a cross Canada tour in October and down to Texas in November. David Francey will be visiting New Mexico for a few shows in October. JP Cormier will be playing through Nova Scotia in October and will be a part of Celtic Colours. Ashley Condon is show casing at Contact East and will be participating in Music PEI. I Book Shows will be busy attending Albert Contact, OSAC, and Mid Atlantic Performing Arts.
As we kick into summer, that means Festival Season here at I Book Shows. Also Eh440 released their first album the end of May and have released their first music video which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUrz7g_hWDI#t=146
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I Book Shows is very excited to welcome Marc Jordan to the roster. Marc Jordan began his professional career in Los Angeles where he was signed to Warner Bros. Records working with famed Steely Dan producer Gary Katz. Jordan spent the next 15 years in LA recording and producing records for Warners, BMG and Atlantic Records. During this time, Jordan was signed to Warner Chappell Pub. and Geffen Music and has written songs for and with Diana Ross, Manhattan Transfer, Bette Midler, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Joe Cocker, Amanda Marshall, Cher, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Cole, The Canadian Tenors, Sophie Milman, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban and four songs for Rod Stewart including the #1 hit World-wide Rhythm Of My Heart.
David Francey has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the Roots and Traditional category for his latest CD, So Say We All. Francey will be touring supporting this album in the Northeast this March.
John Wort Hannam is currently touring in Texas, stopping in Tampa, Sebastian, Fort Myers, Big Pine Key, Vero Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.
JP Cormier has just finished his tour across Canada celebrating 30 years on the road. He will be in Ontario in the middle of March playing 4 shows.
Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide will be doing a St Paddy’s tour in Ontario. They will be stopping in Toronto, Barrie and Sudbury.
PEAR was asked to join Johnny Reid’s “A Christmas Gift To You” Tour as the opening act. They have been on tour since November 20th in Victoria and will continue until the last date on December 18th in Halifax. Please check PEAR’s website www.pearband.com/tourdates to see if there is a show near you!
Fred Eaglesmith has just released his new album ‘Tambourine’ on sale now at Fred’s online store here:
Congratulations to David Francey for receiving Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards!
David Francey is currently on his fall tour across Canada and the US that began in September and will continue until December 7th.
Eh440 was featured on CBC’s hit TV series ‘Dragon’s Den’, to watch the pitch please go to http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/eh440
Fred Eaglesmith’s new album ‘Tambourine’ will be released at the end of this month! http://www.fredjeaglesmith.com/proddetail.php?prod=0001TAMB
Last month I Book Shows had a great time attending OSAC, Alberta Showcase, Ontario Contact, Ohio Arts Presenters and North Carolina Presenter!