The Dinner Belles

Rarely will you find a diverse unit of seven musicians gelling into not only a singular unit, but an original, traditional gift of stunning beauty and vivid images. Born but a few short years ago, the septet of Tara Lightfoot, Brad Germain, Scott Bell, Brandon Bliss, Greg Briscoe, Jonathan Ely Cass and Melanie Pothier somehow merged their individual chops into something that is rather remarkable in the present music environment. Call it Americana, roots, traditional, folk or country, what you get is something passionate, evocative and soul-grabbing from moment one. Music lovers of any age can love what the band delivers and once bitten, they get under your skin and stay.
Fresh of their CD release party for their sophomore release The River and the Willow, five of the dinner Belles stopped by on a chilly late October night to tell their tales and share a drink and a laugh.
Another great show, just the way you like it – from Barber Shop Podcast

 

http://dinnerbelles.bandcamp.com/

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VARGA – Episode 100

What better way to celebrate 100 episodes of great music than to crush it with Hamilton metal icons VARGA.
After 23 years together, the sheer intensity, passion and musicality of Joe Varga, Dan Fila, Sean Williamson and Adam Alex makes one truly understand master level attainment.
Showcasing tunes from their double release ENTER THE METAL and RETURN OF THE METAL and midway through their Ontario Invasion 2014 tour, the boys treat the neighbors and the world to some rare Maiden and Sabbath, and the awesome heavy metal thunder of VARGA – on this very special episode of Barber Shop Podcast.

 

http://vargahq.com/

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Century Club

Sometimes the seed of an idea grows into a mighty oak – other times it just gets wedged in your gums causing residual pain and regret.
Almost two years ago Barber Shop Podcast launched as a long-form interview/live performance show and in that time we have been witness to a lot of talent and beauty. Not this episode.
One week shy of our epic 100th episode, we host four of our favorite beer loving guests to engage in the ancient rite of consuming 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes – The Century Club.
It takes a certain type of individual to allow themselves to go from sober to messy in such a short time, and an even more “special” individual to allow it to be documented and displayed for all to see.
No one said it was going to be easy, and for sure this one is a bit rough in spots. Seven guys, 70 beers, 100 minutes…. What can go wrong?
Never boring, always dangerous, celebrate #99 with us and join us for something a little different.

 

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Laura Cole

Laura Cole is everywhere these days, what with the release of her debut album Dirty Cheat at the end of August and the buzz that her electrifying performances provide.
Only 25, Cole has the chops and sensibilities of someone steeped in the smokey jazz clubs of yesteryear while bringing her own style to the party.
Father Ron noted her precocious talent early on, but if was a fireside rendition of a Sheryl Crow song that got him thinking about just how to polish this diamond in the rough.
Building a band that could carry the freight meant that in addition to Ron Cole’s keys, the bass of Chris Chiarcos, Joe Gravina and the guitar of Steve Bigas were the perfect fit for this rising star.
Recording her record at Porcelain Records with no less than Dan Lanois  producing, you know the result would be nothing less than stellar.
Brave, beautiful and bursting with promise, everything Laura Cole touches is turning to pure gold, a shiny and pure reflection of the girl herself.
Big grins, big hearts and a real treat for your eyes and ears… only on Barber Shop Podcast.

 

https://www.facebook.com/lauracolemusic

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Robin Benedict

You don’t get much for free in these parts, and Robin Benedict has earned a spot in the finals.
Black Irish soul, Hamilton sass and sensibilities, Robin Benedict makes every step in the right direction. Karaoke singer come rock Queen, she figured it out as she went along, all the time earning respect and followers on her journey.
Born from the fires of this very town, her original music, voice and style proved too much for even the most jaded in this tune soaked town.
Add to bye fact that she brought the likes of Brennan Burns and Duane Rutter on to  flesh out her stories but demonstrates the taste that us evident in every nite.
Truly blessed to have such a stunning beauty, such a charming woman, such a beautiful soul in Robin Benedict on this epic episode of Barber Shop Podcast

 

robinbenedict.ca

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