Hey All! Things are going great. We just put up another video on You Tube, it's me playing at The Sheep, The new song is called "Monkeys (under stars)". Here is a direct link to the"Monkeys (under stars)" video. I'm really Loving this new one, check it out!!
The Bear (Ottawa Radio) has picked "8th Wonder" as one of the five finalists for The Radio Star National Songwriting Competition - Ottawa.That means my song is now posted on their website (www.thebear.fm). Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and you'll find the banner to click on to take you to voting/listening page. I believe the system is set to accept one vote per computer per day. Voting runs until 9 a.m. on Monday, January 21st. We will announce the winning songwriter in the 4 p.m. hour of the same day. BEAR listeners will also hear my song on air. Each song will be featured one day next week with a play in the 9 p.m. hour with Dylan Black and another play in the 11 p.m. hour on Local Licks. Scott Lear will feature a 40 second excerpt from the song during middays.
Here is the schedule for next week:
Monday, January 14 - 8th Wonder - Lindsay Ferguson Tuesday, January 15 - Find Me - Bluestone (Sandy Hunter) Wednesday, January 16 - String Of Pearls - Darius Doddridge and Rodney Doddridge Thursday, January 17 - Vagabond - Frank Beecher Friday, January 18 - When The Summer Ends - The Watters Brothers Rebellion
If I win this section of the contest it means I will go on to Toronto's Canadian Music Week in March with all the other finalists from other regions in Canada... I'm not sure how many other finalists there will be, but it would be nice to get there!!!
Thanks a lot for your support!!! Lindsay
Recorded live, Sept 29th, 2007 for the CBC Radio show Bandwidth with Alan Neal. Episode: Are You Being Served.Lindsay's interview is at about 35min into the podcast.
Lindsay Ferguson's new CD Sound is now available on iTunes!The CD went live this week, and the response has been phenomenal. Clicking on this link brings you directly to the iTunes store via the iTunes program. You can listen to the tracks now by heading over to the Jukebox Page. The Rhapsody Online Music Store also has Sound available . Sound will also be available on more stores and we'll be announcing the new stores, (like Amazon MP3s), in the weeks to come. So head on over to your store of choice and give it a listen. And if you have the time, please feel free to write a review!
I would hope that you are feeling fine on this grey rainy fall day... Just take the time out to get cozy with a cuppa Joe or a suppa Tea... it's the best thing to take away the cold... OR you can go to www.ottawaxpress.ca and fill out their "Best of 2007 survey"... my Album 'Sound' was nominated for the "Best Folk/Country Album" which might not sound exactly right... and the album might just fit better in the "Best Pop etc etc Album" and there IS an option to fill in my name in the "other" category... SO if you so wish to nominate me for any of the "other"categories or just check my name in the one category that I was nominated for... PLEASE DO!!! It is time for me to get my music out to the world and it can only be done via YOU!!! (and me I guess... ) THANKS HEAPS and HEAPS!!! (p.s. the van is still in the garage.... but the rental car has been GREAT! getting the CD's back was a bit miracle-ish... very super cool indeed!!!) k, enjoy. I'll be back soon....
Hey guys. I an still pretty tired after a crazy weekend of playing HEAPS of music & not sleeping nearly enough. This past weekend was the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference, held in London Ontario. The whole thing started on Thursday and didn't end until the wee hours of Sunday Morning. It's a big conference held once a year where musicians & festival directors, radio stations, publicists etc etc come together to meet each other, try to book acts & all round self promotion. It's music playing with a capital "M." The weekend is a blast, with SO many things to do & places to be... I'm still flying!!! (but SOOOOOOOOO tired!!)
as for the missing 500 cd's.... well they, and my 92 van were found!!! the cd's weren't stolen but my stereo was!! not to mention all the damage that the thieves did to the van.... it's in the garage as we speak. There were MANY people who came to my aid with this issue... I am so grateful to have such a great support network, even people I've never met before... thanks Lynn Saxberg for writing a column about it in The Ottawa Citizen, & thanks to Colin Mills at Healey Disc for offering to replace the stolen Cd's. Big Love goes out to you all.
500 copies of Lindsay's new CD, "Sound", have been stolen!!! We need your help. If anyone knows anything, or has seen anyone driving Lindsay's signature white van since Monday, Oct 8th, or where the CDs might be, (cause it's hard to hide 500 CDs), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The van itself, as you might guess, is now less important that getting the CDs back. No charges will be made if the CDs are returned, but that she'll be 100% anonymous with the entire matter.