It’s the first CKMS Community Connections show of spring, when grass is growing, birds are singing, and new music is released. The studio remains closed due to Covid so there’s no interviews, but we have lots of newly released music with several tracks from local Waterloo Region musicians!
Camping, weather, day jobs, introducing the band: Gabiel on guitar, Cristian Iesan on drums, and Rick Boulter on bass; about White Rock, BC; Covid difficulties, working on new songs and a new album; everybody listens to the songs; sounding like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Stranglers? Introducing Green
A blues band? Recording at Cosmic Pig Recording Studios; about the name of the band, the album artwork, distribution channels, picked up all over the world, No. 24 on the Top 100 in Pennsylvania, playing for the fans, back in the studio in winter to release an album, CKMS-FM will be the first to know!
Allie Brenner from Button Factory Arts tells us about the building, the history of the organization, the arts programs offered, cancellations due to Covid. Creating a safe space for people to participate in activities: enhanced cleaning, reduced hours, limited public traffic; opening 15 September. Call for The Once Unknown photography exhibtion.
Allie Brenner tells us how the public can help Button Factory Arts with a Go Fund Me campaign, make a donation, buy a membership, or buy a tulip bulb. Talking memberships, the Board structure, run as a non-profit charitable organization. Introducing the staff: Executive Director Heather Franklin and Operations Manager Erin Stamoulos, and the Program Director is Allie Brenner. Upcoming events: Photograpy Exhibit, Fall programming, workshops, classes, including still-life drawing, watercolour basics, fused glass, embroidery, printmaking, and writing as performance. The upstairs space at the Button Factory is available for rental.
CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Catching up on a bit of CanCon music that’s been sitting in our digital music library for a while, and we talk to Heather Janssen from Hamilton, who released a new single on Friday called Keeping Secrets.
Becoming an independent artist, getting music on the air at CKMS-FM, marketing yourself on social media; the new single Keeping Secrets; getting more music in the CKMS-FM; getting ready for more music releases; another CKMS Covidfest plug; get Heather’s music on Spotify.