Streaming Cafe

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Performers | Video Overview

by Michael Donley
What a month we've got ahead of us! March brings us some true up and coming Canadian talent to the Streaming Cafe stage. The cafe staff have been listening to Samantha Savage Smith on repeat and we are very happy to have her starting off the month. Halifax invasion hits us for three weeks in a row. March 10th, 17th & 24th. sees Haligonians Steve Gates, Paper Beat Scissors and Kev Corbett with local singer-songwriter Joshua Smith opening for Kev on the 24th. Edmonton's Colleen Brown performs on March 31st, newly releasing her 3rd full-length album, we're really looking forward to her show.
All five performing artists are definitely worth looking into. View videos from this months artists and as always if you can't make it out to the cafe for drinks and music, catch the shows streamed live @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/ - 7pm (pacific standard time)... it's free!

Calgary's Samantha Savage Smith performs at the cafe on Match 3rd. Her album Tough Cookie was named best album of 2011 by the Calgary Herald and that title is well deserved. Really looking forward to this show!

STEVE GATES - March 10
Halifax's Steve Gates is touring in support of his new album A Bee In Her Mouth that was just released this last week.  Really cool album that deserves a listen. We connected with Steve through Kris from Acres and Acres that performed at the cafe almost three years ago and he will be part of his backing band.

We're happy to have Paper Beat Scissors back performing... and with a new performance comes a new album.  Self titled Paper Beat Scissors  was co-produced by artist is his own right Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse) and mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara.
Tim Crabtree (aka PBS) relocated from the UK a few years ago and now calls Halifax home, he's really good performer and a show not to miss.

KEV CORBETT w/ Joshua Smith - March 24

Kev Corbett also from Halifax, was just awarded 2011 Musician of the Year award by Nova Scotia Music.
His bio perfectly describes him..."Cohen + humour, Dylan minus the angst. Mixes the scruffy informality of Greg Brown, the four-eyed bluesmanship of old Cockburn, and the yarn-spinning wink of a merry stranger in a pub with yellowed stucco walls. One of Canada’s best new writers, and a humdinger of a guy."

Starting the night off the night on March 24th is local singer-songwriter Joshua Smith. Joshua is originally from the East Coast and now calls Kelowna home.

There is a lot of buzz about Colleen Brown's new release DIRT.  I came across an article in the Globe and Mail featuring Colleen while sitting at the cafe for a morning coffee. Her melodic folk/pop/disc/rock tunes for me, heavily reflect some of  the music that made the 70's a great era.
Going to be a great show!

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