We are pleased to announce that a song Nancy Beaudette co-wrote with Jim and Lynna Woosley will be released on August 4th on their new CD, “Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone”. This exceptional CD is the latest installment from this husband-wife duo. The songwriting, musical creativity, guest artists and performances of these original songs is refreshing and powerful.
The inspiration for the song “Last Train Out” came from Lynna’s memories of her mother Elsie. She took the train many times during her youth, and later in life when she fell ill with Alzheimer’s, would ask if it was time for the train. She lost her battle in 2013 but her memory lives on in this song.
Jim and Lynna’s 2014 release, “The Road That Brings You Home” garnered top placement on bluegrass, americana and folk radio all across the US and Canada, and “Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone” is destined to have no less impact on the airwaves and in collectors libraries.
Moonlit Pond Promotions will welcome Canadian singer songwriter Shawna Caspi to Lunenburg, MA on Thursday, June 16, 2016at 7:30 pm for a fingerstyle guitar workshop. We met Shawna a couple of years ago at SERFA (South East Regional Folk Alliance Conference) near Ashville, NC, and loved her warm, cheerful presence and uber talent. We’re thrilled that she will be extending her spring U.S. tour to include a workshop for the musical community here in Worcester County. For registration details follow this link: Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
We’re pleased to announce that Shanna Jackman will be the recipient of this year’s Unsung Hero Award. This award is given to a musician from New England who has made a significant contribution to the lives of others without asking for anything in return. Shanna’s support of many local military organizations is truly honorable. She has made it her mission to never forget the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. (Photo of Shanna by Justin Mayotte)
The world premier of “A Fairy Tale Life? A Musical” was held at Luther Burbank Middle School in Lancaster, MA on Friday, March 11, 2016, to a full house and jubilant cast and crew.
Award winning Canadian singer and songwriter, Nancy Beaudette, and writer and playwright, Paula Castner, have combined their talents to produce a whimsical play about teenage angst and the role of choices. Ebullient, thoughtful songs and embellished, realistic characters make for an entertaining amalgamation.
Four high school students – Josh, Marissa, Brian, and Kelly – wrestle with dating, making friends, desires versus limitations, and self-esteem. All the while, the Fairy Godmother has brought the Evil Queen to watch the teenage dramas unfold as part of the Evil Queen’s rehabilitation for putting Snow White to sleep. Josh, Marissa, Brian, and Kelly wish their lives could match the fairy tales they grew up listening to, and the Evil Queen blames Snow White for all her problems. How all five come to learn lessons about living will regale audiences of all ages.
We are delighted to announce that Nancy Beaudette has three new song awards!! SAW proudly presents the Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) to help songwriters receive recognition for their work and to further excellence in songwriting through education. Founded in 1983, MASC is one of the longest-running contests in the United States, and attracts entries from around the world. Nancy was the only entrant this year to have multiple songs selected by the judges.
“Something Tells Me” – Silver (2nd) in Folk/Acoustic category “Company of Stones” – Honourable Mention in Folk/Acoustic category “You Got It Goin’ On” – Finalist (3rd) in Open category
Blending brave and honest songwriting, first-rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of songs and heart. She was raised near Cornwall, Ontario, a place sustained by farming and millwork where French and English languages were friendly neighbours. Her new CD, “South Branch Road”, delves into those roots, weaving a nostalgic past into lush songs of familial history, good-humored folly and poignant observations of life and loss.
Order your copy of “South Branch Road” today. Available on Nancy’s website in both physical and digital forms. Also available for download on CDBaby and itunes.
Moonlit Pond Records is pleased to announce the inclusion of New England Recording Artist Shanna Jackman under their umbrella of Artist Support. Shanna had been best known for headlining the band “Not In Kansas”, but as of Spring 2013, she left the band to focus on a solo career. MPR’s Nancy Beaudette met Shanna a few years back and had been keeping an eye on her progress; the opportunity for collaboration was ripe. There is a growing, and perhaps under-tapped concentration of country music artists in North Eastern United States, and Shanna is at the top of the pack! At the invitation of Nancy, Texas songwriter Connie Mims climbed aboard the writing team that would take Shanna all the way to Nashville, TN!
The anthem single “We’ve Got Your Back” will be released on September 11th, 2013.
Shanna’s self-title debut EP will be released on September 26, 2013 at the Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater, MA.
The CD will be available on iTunes and CDBaby, and on the Shanna’s website.
Grammy nominated / Nashville recording artist, Natasha Borzilova, played a show at the famed Rutledge, one of Nashville’s premier live music venues, on July 22. She graciously invited Nancy on stage to sing “Dust”, a song they wrote together. Enjoy!
It took three days to record six songs, a year to write them, an incredible team of family, friends and fans supporting the project, and a life-long dream of getting to Nashville – and now Shanna can put a big check mark on her bucket list!
Photos top row: Shanna with BMG Engineer Troy, Row 2: Shanna & BMG engineer listening to playback, , Connie Mims and Nancy in the vocal booth, Row 3: Shanna in Nancy’s Studio recording worktapes, Nancy holding finished CD’s, Row 4: Celebratory dancing after the last song was tracked.
Co-writing is a challenging task. Sometimes it works and other times you just have to chalk it up to experience. Fortunately for the team of Shanna Jackman, Connie Mims and myself, the chemistry is right on the mark. WMRC Radio in Milford Maagrees. “In My Truck” wasrecently selected as ‘the best single’ at its awards night May 18. Shanna will be in Nashville in July to record this and five other songs written by our threesome, and Connie and I will be in the studio to assist. I will let you know when this project is ready to be released!