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When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar. A side musician or two will frequently join him. He’s also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody.
From the boisterous club scene of Philadelphia to the country-rock milieu of Los Angeles to the picking parlors of Nashville, Craig has immersed himself in the sights and sounds of American music. His music reflects a life lived as a rock band lead singer, a solo troubadour, a dedicated songwriter, a husband and father. Dreams, heartaches and hard-earned lessons have fed his creativity. There is no other way he could’ve written the eloquent, often bittersweet songs that have become his trademark.
Doug Cox & Linda McRae
Beyond the Great Pause
Doug Cox and Linda McRae, two of Canada’s finest, have released a new collaborative album 'Beyond The Great Pause'. You can hear the past and the present in their instrumentation, their stories and their songs.
With sixty years experience and countless performances between them, these veteran award-winning recording artists each with a menagerie of stories to tell, a truckload of strings and things in their arsenal and preponderance of songs will have you glued to your seat listening to their every word, sometimes laughing, singing along, tapping your toes and humming their melodies for days afterward.
Ralph Nix & The Guilt Birds
Lance Blackwell is a Mississippi born Americana singer/songwriter with influences in all southern sounds. From the instrumentation to the writing, it is obvious he’s been steeped in the Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock and Blue Grass.
Being raised in a family deep-rooted in music, he has been able to continue the family trademark by composing “feel good” sounds and energies that are intended to uplift and connect with the listener. As he learned from his Great Grandfather “Ralph Nix” Storytelling is at the center of great song- writing.
Gordon Thomas Ward
Whispers From The Woods
Gordon Thomas Ward, an extraordinary and accomplished songwriter, has created his fourth album, which is poised to surpass even his previous, charting albums with its masterful blend of artistry and insight. Composed entirely at his cottage on the coast of Maine and recorded with some of the most notable musicians in the business, Gordon’s adeptness as a storyteller, insightful lyrics, and variety of styles are on full display and will take listeners on a journey filled with honesty, imagery, and emotion that they’ll want to repeat time and time again.
TTia McGraff is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and children’s book author from Ontario, Canada. Best known for her emotionally-charged music and her authentic personality, Tia has been topping charts on both sides of the Atlantic for the better part of 15 years. In fact, her latest folk-pop single, “Go Your Own Way” has crossed over to reach the Christian Music Weekly Top 25. That single and 6 others make up Tia’s new EP, 'With Love'. Releasing on Saturday, September 3rd, the EP will commemorate the anniversary of her beloved dog Jake's passing.
John McDonald Feat. Mark Maxwell
Touched By The Blues
John McDonald has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the blues, it's history, the styles, players and most of all the passion he exudes on this recording is very evident. Coupled with that he has surrounded himself with top class musicians, Mark Maxwell in particular has had an immense influence on the playing and recording of this release.
More than a tribute album, 'Touched By The Blues', is a love letter to the music and artists that John holds dear to his heart and is highly recommended listening.