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“4 On 6” Awarded Outstanding Instrumental Album

4 On 6 was awarded Outstanding Instrumental Album at the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards this October. Needless to say, I’m very pleased and honoured, and I want to thank everyone for their support.

A bonus for myself was I also met and performed a duet with B.C. slide guitarist Steve Dawson as part of the awards show. I have been a big fan of Steve’s playing for a number of years, and so this was a real treat. If you are a fan of slide guitar (slide, steel, pedal steel, etc) and aren’t already familiar with his music, you owe it to yourself to check him out ( www.SteveDawson.ca ).

In addition to being a fine guitarist, Steve is also a great producer, for which he was named Producer of the Year in the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards the same weekend.

I also want to send out congratulations to fellow Saskatchewanians who also took home awards. Little Miss Higgins received Outstanding Blues Recording for Junction City and Elizabeth Raum received Outstanding Classical Composition for her work Dark Thoughts (How Bodies Make Ecstatic Marks)

Woodsongs Old Time Radio performance now available online

The Wailin’ Jennies and I appeared on The Woodsongs Oldtime Radio Hour on Nov. 5, 2007. The podcast versions of the program – both audio and video – have now been posted on the Woodsongs website.

To view and/or download, go to www.woodsongs.com and follow the menu links to the Archives page. The program featuring myself and the Wailin’ Jenny’s is 462.

The program’s archive pages are a great source of other great performances by guitarists like Tommy Emmanuel, Edgar Cruz, Thom Bresh and others as well as other fine performers. Check out the whole list.