September 27, 2013
The first thing that struck me when I was listening to Central Massachusetts native and 2010 Cat Country 98.1 WCTK Country Idol Shanna Jackman’s eponymous debut EP was her affection for Martina McBride, a point driven home as much by her vocal delivery as the sonic direction of her music. I was transported back to the Martina era, and the guitar work from “This One’s For The Girls.”
Jackman, formally of the band Not In Kansas and 2011 New England Country Music Organization Most Promising Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year (she also won the NECMO Horizon Award this year), is a….read more: http://jonopappalardo.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/album-review-shanna-jackman-shanna-jackman-ep/
September 21, 2013
It is official. Nancy is the “People’s Choice” Winner in the International Region of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. There are six regions (the other five throughout the U.S.), each with ten finalists. Nancy placed 4th overall in the popular vote.
Victoria Vox received the most PC votes among all regional finalists this year. Here is a listing of Winners in all regions:
International Round – Nancy Beaudette
Midwest Round – Rachael Kilgour
Northeast – Victoria Vox (also overall winner)
Southeast – Nick Flora
Southwest – Otter Creek
West – Tiff Jimber
Mountain Stage NewSong Contest: Now in its tenth year, it’s one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performing songwriters across the United States, Canada and Internationally.
Congratulations to Victoria and all the Regional Winners! Thank you to everyone of Nancy’s friends and fans who voted and showed their support.