Mark April 18th, 2013 on your calendars and ‘get ye down to ye ol’ Bull Run‘ in Shirley Massachusetts for a special show featuring Nashville Songwriter and Grammy winner Jon Vezner – and a guest appearance by Nancy. “Jon’s a really sensitive writer and a witty guy. I love his songs, the sad ones and the humorous ones. He’s got a pretty dry funny bone!” says Nancy. Back in 2008, the pair penned a poignant ballad called “It Finally Took Losing You” at Vezner’s studio in Nashville, but this is the first time they will share a stage.
The Bull Run is a 300-year old tavern that oozes charm and casual elegance. It was originally a stagecoach stop where tired and thirsty travellers could stop, rest, and relax with their boots off if they wished to. The Tavern now plays host to a prestigious concert series which attracts national touring acts.
The night before the concert, Nancy’s label “Moonlit Pond Records” will host a songwriting workshop with Jon at the helm. The local songwriting community are invited to come and present one of their songs to Jon for feedback. The workshop is Wednesday, April 17th from 7:30 to 10:30 in Lunenburg, MA. The cost is $20 per person, or $15 if you buy a ticket to the concert on the 18th.
WDVX in Knoxville is a listener supported radio station housed in the downtown Visitors Center. They play everything from Bluegrass to Celtic and Folk and even throw in a little roots music from other parts of the world offering listeners a variety of specialty shows featuring music you can’t hear anywhere else.
One of the Specialty shows is hosted by Karen E. Reynolds, called “Writer’s Block“. Airing only independent performing songwriters, Karen combines interviews with in studio performances and airing cuts from the artist’s CDs. She created this forum to bring attention to original artists that deserve to be listened to, yet don’t have the benefit of a major label. Nancy Beaudette was her featured guest on September 26th.
WDVX also provides local and regional musicians an outlet for their talents, including the “Blue Plate Special Show” which airs weekdays at noon and on Saturdays WDVX and broadcasts live performances from our studios in downtown Knoxville. Nancy Beaudette was the featured artist at the “Blue Plate Special” on October 2nd.
Yes really. And why not? Iceland may not be on the top of most Artist’s tour list, but it is certainly topping vacation destinations of late. Grindavik is home of the now famous Blue Lagoon Spa, awe inspiring scenic landscape, and majestic coastline. Bryggjan’s Cafe is located in this harbour village and is the town’s hot spot for night life. Nancy had the privilege of touting her Canadiana roots with local residents in September. Icelanders and Canadians have long held a special bond – most evident by the warm reception and hospitality extended to Nancy throughout her visit.
The Bluebird Café turned 30 last week, and an extended celebration ensued with special daily performances from some of music’s biggest artists and songwriters. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2012, numerous homecoming shows, special concerts, guest appearances and events took place at the Cafe, including performances by Kathy Mattea, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill and numerous hit writers.
The Bluebird Café was originally opened in June of 1982 by Amy Kurland as a restaurant in a small strip center in the Nashville suburb of Green Hills. On a fateful night in 1987, a new artist named Garth Brooks performed at The Bluebird and an executive from Capitol Records happened to be in the audience. The executive took Garth into the kitchen and asked him to come by the label the next day to offer him a deal. Years later, Garth says, “The Bluebird is the beginning and the mecca, the end.” In 2004 Dreamworks Records’ executive Scott Borchetta saw 15-year-old Taylor Swift perform for the first time and invited her to be a part of his new venture – a label to be called Big Machine Label Group.
Over 65,000 people now visit The Bluebird Café annually. It has changed little in appearance, character and purpose over the last 30 years. The small stage still offers the opportunity for budding singers and songwriters to be heard. The Bluebird Café is guaranteed to always provide musical “moments,” and in most cases, only 100 lucky listeners will be in the room to let the rest of the world know what it missed.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Nancy Beaudette will be part of an impressive line up of women’s artists performing at this year’s music festival in Kents Store, Virginia. Amidst 96 wooded acres, CampOut offers facilities and opportunities for groups and individuals to relax and unwind. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with performers like The Martine Locke Band and Jamie Anderson – another artist with Canadian ties!
Nancy will also offer a workshop during the festival: “Run Fly Soar” is a motivational program that encourages participants to make the changes in their lives that will enable them to live their dreams. It will take place on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Moonlit Pond Records & Promotion is currently booking Nancy Beaudette in libraries across New England. Nancy delivers a Canadian Cultural Program filled with stories and songs. Click on the image for details, and contact us today for additional information and availability.
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Nancy Beaudette was seen showcasing with Hadley Music Group at this year’s Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. The conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment with over 2000 registered attendees, 50 panel discussions and educational workshops, 200 juried showcases (Performance Alley) and 300 unofficial showcases.
Some people get all the luck, and as it happens, Nancy Beaudette was in the right place at the right time to step into the recording opportunity of a lifetime. She was selected, one of sixteen artists in total, to participate in Ardent Studio’s “16 over 48” – a forty-eight hour, non-stop recording session – held during the 2012 Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis.
Musicians are perhaps notorious night hawks, nevertheless, the 4:30 a.m. alarm was welcomed that morning, as Nancy’s time slot was scheduled from 5 to 7 a.m.
Ardent Studios are located in Memphis, Tennessee’s historic Midtown District, where they house 3 studios within a 10,000 square-foot facility complete with mastering and video editing suites. In their 40+ years, they have hoarded all types of audio gear and have amassed a sizable collection of vintage equipment. Their client roster is even more impressive; Bob Dylan, R.E.M. and ZZ Top are among the many commercial successes that have crossed Ardent’s threshold.
“No Place Like You” was the song chosen to record in the wee hours that February Friday morning, a song co-written with Nashville’s Robin Grant. It is a ballad of longing and second-guessing, penned around imagery of Dorothy clicking her ruby red shoes. No doubt Nancy was clicking her heels, chanting, “There’s no place like Ardent” while working in this famed studio.
Look for “No Place Like You” on Nancy’s next CD due out early in 2013.
Look out Texas – the Lone Canadian is heading south! In February 2012, Nancy Beaudette will embark on a 10 day tour through the Lone Star State, guitar and Maple Leaf in hand. She’ll land in Fort Worth on Feb 09th for two performances in the city before making her way to Houston for a full week of performances. When asked, Nancy said, “My hosts assure me that Texan’s really know how to serve up ‘big’ hospitality, so I’m really excited for this tour.”
Check out the schedule below:
Saturday, Feb 11th, 7:30 p.m. Open Doors Productions Coffeehouse
Sunday, Feb 12th, 10:30 a.m. Agape MCC – Charter for Compassion Service
Monday, Feb 13th, 9:30 p.m. McGonigals Mucky Ducks Open Stage
Tuesday, Feb 14th, 7:00 p.m. Featured writer at NSAI Kingwood, TX
Thursday, Feb 16th, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Fair – Featured writer in the round
Saturday, Feb 18th, 7:30 p.m. Sandi’s House Concert
Sunday, Feb 19, 2:00 p.m. Guest performer at LOAF Women’s Group
Nancy Beaudette followed the lead of her songwriting heros when she took the stage last Sunday night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and the venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 100 seat venue is unassuming in appearance but some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage. Our reputation as a listening room is based on the acoustic music that is our signature style. Our patrons repeatedly tell us that they are captivated by hearing songs performed by the creators themselves.
For the past four years Nancy has been frequenting this Music City, performing in listening rooms around town and c0-writing with numerous artists. She will step onto the Bluebird’s Stage again on Sunday, June 10th, 2012.