…the EP ’20 Odd Years: Volume 1 — Avant.’ On this first installment, singer Jenn Grant tempers Buck 65’s gruff delivery with a sweet melody on the track ‘Who by Fire,’ while Coral Osborne, daughter of 54-40 frontman Neil Osborne, shows up on the banjo laced ‘Red Eyed Son.’
Indeed, the vast majority of tracks on the forthcoming ’20 Odd Years’ are collaborations. Terfry set out to “work with talented musicians of all stripes,” and he recruited singers such as Gord Downie, Meaghan Smith, John Southworth and Gentleman Reg to add a quality elusive from his previous offerings. The result might be his most accessible offering to date.
From @GordDownie: Hi all, I’m doing some filming on Thursday with Gord and the Country of Miracles and I thought that it would be cool to get some questions from folks to ask while I am there. Post your questions here by Thursday morning and I’ll take them with me and get some answers on video for you.
The War Child Rockin Auction
War Child has joined forces with 102.1 The Edge to bring you a weekly online auction of amazing memorabilia, tickets, and unique experiences, while helping children in war zones. New auction items will be announced each week on 102.1 The Edge as part of Thursday 30 with Dave Bookman. The items will be listed on our eBay page and will be accessible through this site, and at http://www.edge.ca.
The debut War Child auction item featured this week includes 2 tickets to see Gord Downie and The Country of Miracles live in concert at The Kee To Bala on July 15th, 2010, PLUS an Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Sunburst guitar autographed by Gord Downie himself. Bid quickly as this item will only be up for one week.
Legendary singer, songwriter, and poet, Gord Downie is one of Canadaâ€™s most revered artists. The frontman and lyricist of one of Canadaâ€™s most influential rock bands, The Tragically Hip, will release his third solo album, The Grand Bounce, on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. The album was produced by Death Cab For Cutieâ€™s Chris Walla, and features a group of musicians known as The Country of Miracles, including Julie Doiron, Dave Clark, Josh Finlayson, John Press and Dale Morningstar. The Grand Bounce was recorded at The Hipâ€™s Bath House studio in Kingston and includes the hit radio single â€œThe East Windâ€ and the track â€œThe Hard Canadian,â€ which Gord performed live in Toronto last February during a performance with Gordon Lightfoot.
All auction items have been generously donated and all money raised will go towards helping children whose lives have been devastated by war. A new item will be offered each week, so keep checking the site for updates.
To bid on this weekâ€™s auction click here.
Gord Downie returns to Studio Q for feature chat with new album in tow – Wednesday June 9th.
Q is broadcast on CBC Radio 2 – available across North America on Sirius 137, or on your local CBC Radio 2 station.
On April 21 The Sadies were interviewed by Gord Downie at The Bathouse Studio. Outside Music captured the event and posted it to their site. Click here to enjoy it. (Note that you need Facebook or Twitter to access the video.)
Check out Gord’s Facebook page for a free download of The Drowning Machine (acoustic): http://www.facebook.com/GordDownie
The electric version kills; this acoustic version is completely haunting and gives the song a whole new life. Go get it. Enjoy it.