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Acoustic Roots

Langley sisters Robyn & Ryleigh set to release first country album

Alice Zhou
Jun 4th, 2013

Photos couretesy of Majestic Memories

                          

Langley, BC country duo Robyn and Ryleigh aren't shy when it comes to talking about the music they play; “Country means wearing cowboy boots, listening to country music, having the attitude to do what we want, and don’t care what others think”. The 2012 BC Country Music Award nominated duo are set to release their first full music album “Robyn & Ryleigh” on July 17th on local music label Rain Coast Music led by industry veterans Paul Shatto and David Wills. 

The value of fun in music

Ryan Fletcher
Sep 30th, 2012

An audience photo from The Heritage Grill in New Westminster.

As a host of a local music radio program and as the emcee of a music night at Trees Coffee House I hear from a lot of musicians who are frustrated with Vancouver's music scene. They cite many issues that leave the ability to make a success of their music quite challenging. Much less often do I hear from people who are actively working to make the solutions that will help themselves make a career in the city. But, it sure is refreshing when I do. 

It is up to musicians, promoters, fans and venues to create their own healthy vibrant music scene as it will not materialize without any involvement. For those of us who are inclined to create the change we want to see, this series of articles outlines a vision of how a healthy Vancouver music scene can work.

Part 3: The Value of Fun

Fans, musicians and venue holders, what is music worth?

To the fan

Acoustic Roots Part 2: The Door of Perception

Ryan Fletcher
Jun 24th, 2012

What does a healthy music scene look like?

As a host of a local music radio program and as the emcee of a music night at Trees Coffee House I hear from a lot of musicians who are frustrated with Vancouver's music scene. They cite many issues that leave the ability to make a success of their music quite challenging. Much less often do I hear from people who are actively working to make the solutions that will help themselves make a career in the city. But, it sure is refreshing when I do. 

It is up to musicians, promoters, fans and venues to create their own healthy vibrant music scene as it will not materialize without any involvement. For those of us who are inclined to create the change we want to see, this series of articles outlines a vision of how a healthy Vancouver music scene can work.

Part 2 - The Door of Perception

Building a healthy local music scene

Ryan Fletcher
Apr 24th, 2012

Photos of Travelling musicians, and small town store front courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

As a host of a local music radio program and as the emcee of a music night at Trees Organic coffee house, I hear from a lot of musicians who are frustrated with Vancouver's music scene. They cite a range of issues that make it challenging for a musician to be successful in Vancouver. Much less often do I hear from musicians like John Pippus, Glenn Chatten, and Jen Miller who are actively working to make the solutions that will help their career in the city. But it sure is refreshing when I do.  It is up to musicians, promoters, fans and venues to create their own healthy vibrant music scene as it will not materialize without any involvement.

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