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~ Globe & Mail
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Vancouver Valentine's benefit
and then off to Washington
February is a special month around here. on Vday Reid and CVM celebrate 14 years since their 1st kiss with a Valentine's Day Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Women's Shelter - and it's a matinee - nice and early on Sunday Feb 14 at the Cottage Bistro on Main St. Tickets going fast!
After that it's off to Washington state for a trio of concerts in Bellingham and Conway, ending with a special show in Seattle presented by the Seattle Folklore Society. Info and tickets here.
To properly celebrate all things LOVE, this sappy pair is then heading to Maui for their first show in Hawaii! more on that here.
5k LG104.3 #vanCover Radio Contest WIn!!
WOO HOOO GOOD NEWS!!! Last night Reid won $5,000 in the LG104.3 fm’s #vanCOVER contest for his solo rendition of Band Aid’s DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? ! Yeayy!! You can imagine how much this kind of support means to a struggling artist at a time when fewer folks are buying records. Bless our local station. Merry Xmas indeed! http://www.lg1043.com/vancover-winners
And hey, while we are on the subject, if you are looking for Christmas and/or non-denominational songs for your holiday playlist, please check out Reid’s compelling collection of seasonal tuneage from Song's For A Winter's Night. It’s loaded with CanCon (originals and covers) and totally playable after boxing day even. More
FEED THE WORLD
As many of you know, we are huge fans of supporting the food bank - so if you feel like helping them 'feed the world' keep in mind that every dollar you donate gives them $3 to spend - gotta love food bank math! https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/get-involved/donate-funds/
The Presley Sessions Revisited
(Nov 2, 2015 Independent)
Please join us for the release of The Presley Sessions Revisited - A musical love letter to the greats of the 50s era, including songs made popular by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Platters, The Flamingos and more. This is the long awaited follow up to Reid’s popular, and rather unintentional Elvis tribute. Originally intended as a birthday present for his then sweetheart (now missus) this incredible vocalist captured the essence of a magical moment in music history - and now he’s done it again! All new recordings with Reid singing and playing every note. A boatload of memories with treasures from his live set, plus a swingin’ new original with the missus. Join us for the VANCOUVER record release show - a night to remember! More about the new record
LISTEN: preview a few tracks:
1. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
3. Mystery Train
4. I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
5. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
6. Only You (The Platters)
7. Trying To Get To You
8. Is It So Strange
9. When I Hear It Now (Jamieson/Mill)
10. In Dreams (Roy Orbison)
CREDITS: All vocals & instruments performed by Reid Jamieson. with additional vocals by Carolyn Victoria Mill. Produced by Michael Holland & CVM in West Vancouver, BC.
CD RELEASE SHOWS:
Reid's birthday month is always a special one, and this one is especially so! We are releasing a delicious new record and taking it to the people with shows in Washington, Vancouver and the Bay Area in California. Would you be willing to share the news with your friends in the towns we will be visiting during our tourcation? That sure would be swell, and especially helpful for shows in the USA. The record won't be available online until Nov 2 but you can score one at a show so come on out!
Reid will be taking part in a series of concerts to promote voter awareness and change our country for the better. Get your tickets to the Vancouver show and support the campain today!
Thurs Oct 1, 2015 @The Biltmore Cabaret
Featuring performances by: Dan Mangan, Robert Wilson, Veda Hille, Daniel Wesley, The Crackling, Ben Rogers, Tariq Hussain, David Beckingham, prOphecy Sun, Geoff Berner, Colin Cowan, Reid Jamieson, Shane Koyczan and Clara Hughes. More at http://imagineoct20th.com/
GAME OF THRONES (Vote!)
Oct 20th is Reido's bday and he already knows what he wants. Your #VOTE. It has never been a more important time to VOTE. Please VOTE this October 19th - if only because THEY won't forget to stand up and be counted. Please have a listen to GAME OF THRONES (VOTE!) a song we wrote to combat voter apathy. Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill, recorded at home and shared with the world for FREE. Lyrics and more. Download free MP3
FIND YOUR HEART A HOME
Vinyl Cafe Stories July 2015
Find Your Heart a Home was featured alongside a great Vinyl Cafe story about Sam's first job. When we got the call from Jess asking to use this ancient demo we were surprised. Written about Reid's big move west exactly 10 years previoud made for some pretty great timing. And so we rerecorded it and sent it out into the world, with the realization that our journey was not an uncommon one, and maybe worth sharing. #truestory
MAMA'S DAY MATINEE BENEFIT CONCERT
Our afternoon Valentine's benefit show went so well we decided to try the matinee time slot again for Mother's Day! Sunday May 10th at Cottage Bistro we will raise funds for a charity close to our hearts Aunt Leah's. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, they provide supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills. Buy tix here. This will also be a single release party for a new song we are working on called...wait for it... MAMA'S DAY!
PUT MOM IN THE PICTURE!
Something we can't help but notice as time goes by is how few photos we have of our mothers. They always seem to be taking the pictures, or running around looking after everyone else...and that no way to celebrate a lady. So, Reid is looking for photos of the moms in your life so that we can create a video for the new single MAMA'S DAY. It's time we put mom in the picture! Send us a photo of your mom (preferably high rez but don't worry about it) and we will gussy it up and include it in the new video as a tribute to moms everywhere. : firstname.lastname@example.org
A special day around our house (13th anniversary of our first kiss!) and to celebrate here is Reid's 80s Valentine to all of you:
TAKE ON ME (A-ha cover)
(also our entry for the LG104 #Vancover contest - wish us luck!) . LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson/take-on-me-a-ha-cover
JUNIPER"S KITCHEN is here!
The record is done and we couldn't be more proud of our new baby! Junipers Kitchen is very special to us, and 12 years in the making. The first with the missus (Carolyn Victoria Mill). We wrote and sang every song together - it's a little Johnny & June meets Fleetwood Mac - and all about the songs. To celebrate we took the record on a 2 month, 3 country tourcation with stops in Washington, California, Ontario and the UK! Have a listen here:
JUNIPER'S KITCHEN (Independent) - OCT 2, 2014
Available on Itunes, Cdbaby and Maplemusic.com
Check out tour dates here: www.reidjamieson.com/dates.htm
The new record has begun, and boy are we excited! Tentatively titled Juniper's Kitchen, this will very much be a couple's album, with lots of duets. Anyone who has seen a live show in the last year or so will be happy to hear that 'the missus' Carolyn Mill, will finally make a record with Reido. This will very much represent their live set. You can file under 'Country Soul' and expect a fall release with dates in Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, California and Washington - UK too! Jon Arason on drums, Keith Rose on bass, Anne Lindsay on violin, Paul Rigby on pedal steel, and produced and recorded at Wiggly Toes studio in West Vancouver with Michael Holland. Watch a couple videos to wet yer whistle in the meantime. Shot live while on vacation, in a single take on Mt. Tam in Mill Valley CA.
NOT MAKING HISTORY
After a particularly magical batch of house concerts this last year we are keen to do more. Looking to book a variety of dates in 2014 so why not host one yerself? More here
Film & TV placement
Thanks to the folks at Arpix we just scored a placement in the new hospital drama TV series REMEDY on Global. The song placed is Gift Of Life, a tune we wrote to promote organ donor awareness, so thats pretty fitting, eh? Please sign your organ donor card, speak to your loved ones, and consider giving someone in need the Gift of Life. BUY Gift of Life on iTunes
Hoping you will take a moment to watch our new animated video. We had a talented gal in Scotland slaving over a hot computer for months in order to help bring this song to life. It has an important message, one we hope you will share.
Guthrie, Irion & Jamieson
Great duelling duos batman! We are just tickled to be opening the show for Sarah Lee and Johnny, who we met while performing at the Vancouver Folk Festival last year. Madly in love with their music, especially the new record, and we think you will be too. Don't miss this spectacular opportunity to catch them up close and personal like at this intimate venue. Score your tickets NOW!
Fri Jan 31st, 2014
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
CBC Studio 700
700 Hamilton St Vancouver, BC
Reid opens the show. More details
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
Score your tickets now! ($22 all fees included)
The Cowboy Junkies
present The Kennedy Suite
Nov 22+23, 2013
Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto ON
Reid takes part in this incredible ensemble production featuring Sarah Harmer, Skydiggers, Jason Collett, Doug Paisley, The Good Family, Harlan Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond and more. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assasination. TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
November is full o’ concert news! Starting with a big St James Hall show in Vancouver on Sat Nov 16, followed by a benefit for one of our fave charities (Aunt Leah’s turns 25!) at Fanclub on Nov 19.
And then we return to our old home town to have Reid perform in a special JFK ensemble show with the Cowboy Junkies called ‘The Kennedy Suite’ at the Winter Garden Theatre on Nov 22nd and 23rd (featuring Sarah Harmer, Skydiggers, Jason Collett, Doug Paisley, The Good Family, Harlan Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond, and more!!!) - Reid is the only import from outside Ontario so he is pretty excited. After that Reid will go into the studio with Margo Timmins and the Cowboy Junkies to record a duet we wrote (yesss!).
LISTEN: THE KENNEDY SUITE
Speaking of sharing music and bdays... Here is a little Neil Young request Reido covered for our dear pal Kelly’s 50th – which just so happened to fall on a big fat juicy 'HARVEST MOON'. What are the chances eh?
And to get you in the mood for our upcoming fall/winter shows here is a video of Reid closing a recent house concert in Seattle with Roy Orbison’s 'In Dreams'. A super challenge to sing, but always worth the effort.
One more ditty to get you in the autumnal frame of mind, a new demo 'FALL' (more about the saucy wife than the season, but whatever eh?):
Hope to see you out there. Please post, share, sing along....and have a safe and healthy autumn.
Reid will also be performing a few shows while in Ontario - check out the details on the dates page.
Vancouver Folk Fest 2013
+ Alberta Street Fair in Portland
Reid and his mrs just wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Fest by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest. Catch them live at Jericho Beach and other fine venues this summer
Folk Music Festival
Jericho Beach Park Vancouver BChttp://thefestival.bc.ca/
July 19, 20, 21 @ The Vancouver Folk Music Festival
August 3 @ Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
August 8 @ Portland House Concert Portland OR
August 10 @ Alberta Street Fair, Portland OR
September 10th @ Bluebird North Vancouver BC
September 11th @ Old Crow House Concert North Delta BC
September 6th @ Railway Rockshow
September 13th @ Rifflandia
October 3rd @ Tidemark Theatre
Campbell River BC
November 23rd @ Winter Garden Theatre
November 28th @ Aurora Cultural Centre
November 29 or 30th or Dec 1st @ Rivoli (date tba)
Reid will be travelling south to Seattle, Portland and San Francisco this August and playing house concerts on the way. Be sure to join the mailing list to find out when and where.
GAME OF THRONES (Vote!)
New song about voter apathy. Please VOTE every chanvce you get - because THEY won't forget to stand up and be counted. Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill, recorded at home and shared with the world for FREE.
HEY BIG KID (The Ballad of Stuart & Reido)
An ode to Canada's favourite storyteller - Stuart Mclean. Written with affection by his pal Reid Jamieson, a regular musical guest and official member of the Vinyl Cafe orchestra, it tells the tale of sharing the road and music, laughter and lasting friendship. From their first show together in Port Hope Ontario back in January 2005 all the way until Christmas 2012 in Seattle Washington, Reid has spent enough time with this 'big kid' to hope this particular story never ends. Available on iTunes. more here
written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill
as an ode to Canada's favourite storyteller
Stuart Mclean of The Vinyl Cafe
SENTIMENTAL SONG FINALIST x 3!
Sentimental Song was recently chosen as a finalist in the Great American Songwriting Contest (Xmas/Novelty category) and the UK Songwriting Contest, plus as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest. Not a winner yet - but beats a sharp stick in the eye!
Written by Reid and his Mrs., this swinging single sums up what remains a rather complicated time of year for them both. While single-parent poverty left its coal-black mark on CVM’s childhood, Reid’s mother’s death on December 22nd meant that, for one teenage boy, the season would never be quite the same. And yet, each year when lights begin to twinkle, and the melodies of Christmas past make their home in our hearts once again, the magic of holiday music can somehow make even the scrooge in us want to sing along. more
It's Not Enough (for healing)
NEW Idle No More song
LYRIC VIDEO by Ethan Miller
GIFT OF LIFE
New animated video promoting organ donor awareness.
Hoping you will take a moment to watch our new animated video. We had a talented gal in Scotland slaving over a hot computer for months in order to help bring this song to life. It has an important message, one we hope you will share. Please sign your organ donor card, speak to your loved ones, and consider giving someone in need the Gift of Life. You can even register online these days. Recycling at its finest! Video animated and produced by Paige Quinton more on her at paigequinton.blogspot.ca
Reid Jamieson (& the mrs)
Thu Feb 14, 2013
Railway Club (Back Bar)
579 Dunsmuir (at Seymour)
Vancouver BC V6B 3K4 (604) 681-1625
Doors 7:pm show 8pm-10pm
Tix $10 at door
Get your heart-on! Vinyl Cafe regular and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk) sings the bitter and the sweet at his annual Vday benefit show for the
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter
New winter-themed album + cd release shows
and Vinyl Cafe Christmas Tour!
Songs For A Winter's Night
Reid will be releasing 12 winter-themed songs, especially chosen to warm your soul when nights grow cold. Recorded at home alone, Reid takes a holiday from the usual well-worn fare with a couple of seasonal originals, as well as luscious interpretations of Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Nick Lowe, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller Band, Tori Amos (!) plus a few festive surprises.
Cd release shows in Vancouver (Nov 9 St James Hall) and Toronto (Nov 15, Rivoli) and then Reid is off on the Christmas tour with CBC's Vinyl Cafe. Tickets on sale now.
| Oh my! what a fine gift
this would make
JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST WINNER!
Rail wins Grand Prize for Folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest! Written by Reid (with his wife Carolyn Victoria Mill) a wee while back, Rail was penned especially for a train trip reid took with Stuart Mclean and the CBC's Vinyl Cafe on VIA Rail's 'The Canadian'.
This tune has worked pretty hard since that trip on the Canadian, but winning this award is something we never expected - and wow there are prizes! lots of them! Really glad we entered that one. This little song that could is all about not giving up on yourself...and so we won't. Please do share the music and the good news. Choo choo!
LISTEN: RAIL http://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson/1-rail
WATCH: RAIL http://youtu.be/CSWex_4VZw0
VANCOUVER FOLK FEST WIN!
Reid wins 1st prize in Pickin A Folk Star
at Vancouver Folk Fest 2012
Rain or Shine was written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill especially for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival ~ Pickin' a Folk Star contest. The duo had to write a song on ukulele about the fest specifically (they took 3rd place last year with their song Volunteers). This happy little ditty about not letting the weather get you down won them 1st prize this year. The prize - the opportunity to perform 4 songs on the mainstage, along with a Tom Lee Music gift certificate, and free weekend passes. You can watch the winning entry below.
~ One House Concert at a time
Reid just returned from his first ever live performance in the US. An amazing time was had at the Triple Door in Seattle, made lots of new friends and began what will hopefully become a regular happening. Reid also performed at a house concert in Olalla WA that went extremely well - what a swell place and super kind audience! If you haven't attended a house concert yet, you really should check out this growing trend in intimate entertainment.
"I was expecting a good concert, I didn't expect to fall in love. Reid may have the best voice of any of our performers. He and his wife Carolyn however have an interaction that can only be experienced at a house concert. I loved them, the audience loved them." - Nolan Pepperdine, Olalla House Concerts WA.
Maybe you want to take Reido home some time? more info here: http://www.reidjamieson.com/houseconcerts.htm
Reid saves Theme from Titanic
‘My Heart Will Go On’ (theme from Titanic) available on iTunes
Sure it’s easy enough to make fun of this monster-hit, but in truth it’s a rather well written ballad sung by an incredible vocalist – nobody rocks a key change like Celine. Much like his influences (Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, and Harry Nilsson), Reid truly loves taking on a vocal challenge. In attempting to interpret Celine Dion’s epic vocals Reid learned a great deal about his own abilities and even found a couple of tricks to bring into the studio when working on his original compositions. We do hope you enjoy Reido’s rootsy take on this Titanic love song.
(credits: Music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings. Recorded at home, Reid on all instruments and vocals, produced by CVM)
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