Archive for January, 2011
February 3, 2011 – 9 PM Eastern
Call-In Number: (646) 595-3155
Jace Martin is an artist with a passion for music, in the smooth unique stylings of his voice, you can hear he’s truly developed his own groove.
He was born and raised on Six Nations, Ontario and began singing professionally at the age of 13 at area music venues, festivals and on stage in Toronto, Ontario under mentorship from Canada’s Queen of Jazz and Grammy Nominee Salome Bey in a theatre production called, “Rainboworld” that launched the career of R&B Superstar Deborah Cox and many more including Jace Martin.
Martin, joined his brother band “The Wolfpack” singing for packed crowds all around southern ontario singing covers of the greats including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder and Ritchie Valens and eventually won a Canada wide Talent show on APTN called “On Stage” out of 1000′s of Artists. While with The Wolfpack, Jace Martin won 3 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for “Best Blues Album” 2003, 2005 & “Best Group” 2004 while garnering the #13 “Best Blues Album” Release in 2005 according to The Toronto Blues Society, right behind BB King and ahead of Downchild Blues Band.
In 2008 Jace released his Self-Titled Debut Solo album recorded at Grant Ave Studios in Hamilton, Ontario former studio to U2 Super Producer Daniel Lanois and had his first single “What I Need” climb to #3 on The National Aboriginal Top 40 Countdown. The album racked up 14 nominations at the CAMA, APCMA’s, Hamilton Music Awards, NAMMY’s for various categories including “Best Male Artist” “R&B Recording of The Year” and then took home the “Best Blues Album” at the NAI Image Awards in New Mexico.
In 2009 Jace met Nashville Country Star Crystal Shawanda at the APCMA’s and she was impressed by his performance and she asked him for his album, and in listening became an instant fan, and found what her new label “New Sun Records” was looking for. New Sun Records was started by Shawanda and guitarist/husband Dewayne Strobel, as a production team their passion for music lead them to find other outlets.
On his Debut World Release and First Album with Newsun Records, Jace Martin shines in new songs such as “Love of My Dreams” & “Falling Stars” and on re-recordings like “All Alone” & “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”. Jace sings with a renewed conviction, that sincerely believes he has found his voice, taking it old school on his rendition of “We Belong Together” previously recorded by Ritchie Valens. The Brand New EP is titled “Falling Stars” showcases an artist that knows exactly who he is, and is vibrant, energetic, funky, soulful and sincere. His positive attitude and willingness to grow and change inspires all, while his music takes you right to where it feels real good, right to where it’s all, Jace Martin,
January 13, 2011 – 9 PM Eastern
Call-In Number: (646) 595-3155
2010 APCA Winner, 2007 Juno Nominee, CAMA Award Winning artist and 2009 Jessie Richardson Award Nominee (DORA Award), Jason Burnstick is a musician and composer who performs with his arsenal of weissenborns and lap slide guitars. Known for his ability to freely move from one style to the next, Jason attributes this freedom to his musical upbringing.
There is an obvious flavour of blues and Latin influences in his style stemming from the guidance and support he received from his older brothers and a Latin texture that is accredited to the 1994 Juno nominated Andean Group Kanatan Aski, who Jason toured with during the late 1990’s.
Now Jason can be found performing a mixture of blues and folk with his own band throughout Canada. However, he also takes every opportunity to perform with good friends and peers Juno award winner Leela Gilday, blues rock styling’s of George Leach or R&B artist INEZ.
His tasteful musical presence compliments the mood of whatever setting he is placed whether it be a live performance, theatre, documentaries or in the opening musical themes for television series on APTN. For the past two years, Jason has been touring with cast and crew for Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring performing the original score he composed to accompany the piece.
“The whole play had the constant and unobtrusive playing of Jason Burnstick’s guitar and weissenborn lap slide playing and singing…“ Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, Photographer, writer, artist. Kevin Loring’s, Where The Blood Mixes.
One of Jason’s personal musical highlights was when his idol, Pura Fe, asked him to sit in as a musical guest at the Yale blues club in Vancouver in 2007 during her set. Now as he steps further into his blues roots he has armed himself with a very special gift from his musical hero, a double neck lap slide guitar.
“I know Pura Fe is going to go down in history as one of our greats!…Jason Burnstick”
Jason feels that he has found his voice and that the weissenborn and lap slides may be his final musical resting place.