Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast

Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast brings you original and unique content from the music makers, movers and shakers of our beautiful province. Hear stories, performances and interviews you can't find anywhere else.

The monthly podcast is produced in partnership with Village Sound.

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Episode 18 - The Barrowdowns

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia podcast host Dana Beeler  talks to THE BARROWDOWNS about their album release and the coming festival season. Also featuring songs from CARMEL MIKOL, ROSEWOOD ANNIE, CHRISTINE CAMPBELL AND CASSIE AND MAGGIE MACDONALD. Follow our featured artists:@thebarrowdowns@rosewoodannie@carmelmikol@christinecampb7@cassieandmaggie SHOWS: June 8 - Electric Spoonfull - The SeahorseJune 8 - Hillsburn - Marigold Theatre June 9 - Hillsburn & Hello Delaware - The SeahorseJune 9 - Daveband, the Attempted Murder Of Laura Jean, Max Marshall, Thom Coombes and Daniel Walker - Menz & Mollyz June 10 - Onion face & Dazor - The Seahorse (CD release)June 10 - Hillsburn - Governor's Pub & Eatery, June 10 - The Blue Lane with BROTHERS band - Chester playhouseJune 16 - Mo Kenney & Hello Delaware - The Old Confidence LodgeJune 16 - Stewart Legere & Tanya Davis - Le CagibiJune 17 - The Backlot Bash - at the garrison brewery ft. The Sheepdogs, Port Cities ++June 17 - Hillsburn - Al Whittle TheatreJune 17-  Roots & Soul Festival - St. Lucia June 20 - Stewart Legere & Tanya Davis - Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)June 22 - Hello Delaware - TD PEI Jazz & Blues FestivalJune 23 - Sleepshaker - the PavilionJune 24 - Hillsburn - TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival,June 24 - Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - Privateer days in liverpool NSJune 25 - Hillsburns - Privateer Days, Liverpool, Nova Scotia,June 29 - Hillsburn - Village Guitar & Amp Co.June 28 - T. Thomason - Landsdowne Concerts, FrederictonJune 30 - Jeff Gay, Jason Haywood (former Divorcees), Bark - the Timber Lounge If you want to submit music you can! Just follow the SUBMIT MUSIC link here OR send us an email, dana@musicnovascotia.ca we’re always looking for new or old nova scotian music!  Thanks so much for listening to back home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @BackHomeMNS.

Episode 17 - MAJE

Welcome to Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia podcast brought to you in part by Factor, the government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia. I’m your host Dana Beeler on this episode I talk to The Town Heroes' Mike Ryan about preparing for conference season and welcome MAJE into the Village Sound Studio Basement! Also featuring songs from Stewart Legere, Gianna Laurenn, and Port Cities.SHOWS:May 7: Transfiguration King’s College Chapel, Halifax, 8pm,May 11: Transfiguration St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Crousetown, 7pm,May 12: Transfiguration Thunder and Lightening, Sackville, NB,May 12: CAMERON kick off their tour with T. Thomason at the carleton w/ Slowcoaster.May 12: Owen meany’s batting stance plays at menzMay 12: Port Cities, Like A Motor, and Mauno  FOCUS Wales 2017 @ Rewind BarMay 13: Jenn Grant CD release at rebecca cohn.May 14: Port Cities The Eagle Inn Manchester FBMay 15: Port Cities Cafe #. 9 Sheffield GBMay 16: Port Cities The Slaughtered Lamb London GBMay 19: Port Cities The Great Escape @ Green Door Store BrightonMay 19: The Barrowdowns album release at The Seahorse TavernMay 19: Roxy & TUSS @ Timber LoungeMay 20: Port Cities The Great Escape @ Latest Music Bar BrightonMay 26: Transfiguration Timber Lounge, Halifax, 9pm,May 27: Kilmore  Plan B Lounge Moncton.May 27: BROTHERS are @ Codapop studios onMay 27: Port Cities Lunenburg Folk Harbour Spring Concert Series @ Lunenburg Opera House NSLastly check us out online @backhomemns we’re running an online contest to win tickets to see Jenn Grant, May 13 at the Rebecca Cohn put on by Sonic Concerts. Just post a photo of “Where you listen” to instagram with the hashtag BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show May 8th.If you want to submit music you can, just send me an email, dana@musicnovascotia.ca. I’m always looking for new or old nova scotian music!

Episode 16 - Postscript

Welcome to Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast brought to you in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia. On this episode Dana talks to Charlie A’Court about his new scholarship opportunity and welcomes Post Script into the Village Sound Studio Basement! Also featured are songs from Kirsten Olivia, Hillsburn, The Stanfields, Quake Matthews, and TJ King. If you like what you’re hearing and want to support Back Home, you can over at our Patreon page www.patreon.com/BackHomeMNS by pledging to Patreon you get the chance to win free tickets and passes to concerts and free merch from some of the great Nova Scotia acts we feature. SHOWS:April 1 - Mary Beth Carty - The Anchor (CD Release Party)April 7 - Mo Kenney - The Union StreetApril 8 - Sleep Shaker, Bury Me At Sea, Chamber and Rosewood Annie - Pro SkatesApril 10 - Andrew Mackelvie - 1313 Hollis St.April 13 - Port Cities - Casino Nova Scotia (Album Release) April 14 - Dub Kartel - The Marquee April 14 - Carry The Lost, Old Blood and Hatchett Lake - New GlasgowApril 14 - Adam Baldwin - The Union StreetApril 14 - Century Egg, Fake Buildings, and Rabies! - The SeahorseApril 20 - Bill & Joel Plaskett - The Rebecca CohnApril 20 - Mauno, Jon McKiel and Heat - The Seahorse April 21 - Erin Costelo - The Union Street CMW April 20 - 22 with the MNS Tiki Stage at the Rivoli in Toronto, with Hello Delaware, The Town Heros, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance, and more. ECMA’s are in Saint John April 25 - 30. We’re excited to be represented by all our MNS members and artists during the week!  Check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@backhomemns). We’re running an online contest to win tickets to see Joel and Bill Plaskett April 20 at the Rebecca Cohn put on by Sonic Concerts. Post a photo of “Where you listen” to instagram with the hashtag BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show, Tuesday April 18.  If you want to submit music you can! Follow this link - SUBMIT MUSIC  OR send an email to dana@musicnovascotia.ca I’m always looking for new or old Nova Scotian music!  FEATURED ARTISTS: Charlie A’Court - @charlieacourtPost Script - @postscript902Kirsten Olivia - @kirstenoliviaHillsburn - @hillsburnbandThe Stanfields - @TheStanfieldsQuake Matthews - @quakematthewsReeny Smith - @iamreenyTJ King - @tjkingmusicTallin Music Week - @TlnMusicWeek

Episode 15 - Loveland

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, Host Dana Beeler talks with Kin Crew about their emerging careers in the EDM and electronic world, and welcomes Loveland into the Village Sound Studio Basement! We also feature songs from Erin Costello, George Belliveau & Arthur Comeau (from the Metagan music collective Tide School), Jenn Grant and Keonté Beals.  Featuring@kincrewmusic@robert_loveless@ErinCostelo@tideschool@Jenngrantmusc@KeonteBeals @folkalliance@groundswellmus SHOWS: Feb 24 Sonic Concerts presents - Measha Brueggergosman  at the Rebecca Cohn in Halifax Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound at The Carleton Hillsburn & Hello Delaware are playing The Capitol Complex in Fredericton  March 2 Garett Mason & Noah Tye play The Carleton in Halifax March 2, Port Cities - Record Launch - Deep Roots Presents @ Al Whittle TheatreMatt Steele & The Corvett Sunset + Natalie Lynn @ The Timber loungeMarch 3Scientist of Sound play The Seahorse w/ Three Sheet, and Ghetto Child is back with his new project Postscript at The Carleton, as well Cassie and Maggie Macdonald are releasing their new album The Willow Collection at The Old Triangle and have a full tour check out their website for more details! March 4thPort Cities continue their album launch shows at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro March 11 The Stanfields play Plan B in MonctonCassie & Maggie Album Launch show at Empress Theatre, Moncton, NBMarch 15 Hello Darlin presents Jenn Grant, in Montreal QCMarch 15, Port Cities are on tour with Rose Cousins, playing @ Ironwood Stage & Grill Calgary, AB  + more. Check out their website for details. March 16 - 18 Groundswell music festival presents Ria Mae, Heather Rankin, Rawlins Cross, Like a Motorcycle & more! March 25 Willie Stratton vinyl release at the Syrup Factory March 31Rain over St. Ambrose plays at The Seahorse lastly check us out online @backhomemns we’re running an online contest to win VIP passes to the Groundswell Music Festival happening March 16 - 18th w/ Ria Mae, The Stanfields, Heather Rankin & more!  Just post a photo of “Where you listen” to instagram with the hashtag #BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show Thursday March 9th. If you want to submit music you can! Just follow the SUBMIT MUSIC link in the podcast description. OR send me an email, dana@musicnovascotia.ca I’m always looking for new or old nova scotian music! Thanks so much for listening to back home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, I’m your Host Dana Beeler and i’m reminding you to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @BackHomeMNS.

Episode 14

Welcome to Back Home: A music Nova Scotia podcast brought to you in part by Factor, the government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia. Host Dana Beeler talks to Shevy Price about getting on Canadian Country singer Dean Brody’s latest hit, as well I welcome Reeny Smith and Port Cities into the Village Sound Studio Basement! Also featuring songs from Thomas McCallum, Ronok Sarkar, Maura Whiteman, Arsonite, Jordan Musycsyn and a throw back to 2007 with the Halifax alt-indie band SHARE.On episode 14 we explore behind the scenes of songwriters and their songs! Back Home host Dana Beeler talks to Shevy Price about her recent single with Dean Brody, and Reeny smith performs in the Village Sound Studio basement. Also featured on this episode: songs by Thomas McCallum, Ronok Sarkar, Maura Whiteman, Arsonite, Jordan Musycsyn and a throwback to 2007 with the Halifax alt-indie band SHARE.We’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: https://podio.com/webforms/11113163/802437 attach a song file to the bottom of the form!Make sure you’re following us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BackHomeMNS  Check out our Patreon page www.patreon.com/backhomemns and on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWFlMUr-WNObZ6Nq0iPiykgArtists Featured: @shevyprice @iamreenysmith @deanbrody @maura_whitman @thomasbmccallum @arsoniste @jordanmusycsyn @sisk_andrewSHOWS: Like A Motorcycle kick off their German tour with The Stanfields and Mike Bochoff - Jan 25 in HamburgJanuary 27 The state of Alaska release their album w/ Arsoniste & Hello Delaware at Gus’ PubJan 28 at the seahorse Soft Spot, Not You, CousinsAlso Jan 28 in Berwick, NS Bend the River’s Harvest Jams show is happening at Union st Cafe.Blue Lobelia and Willie Stratton on feb 2nd at The Timber Lounge in HalifaxBend The River play Feb 3rd at The Timber LoungeMatt Steele and The Corvette Sunset play Feb 10 at Gus' PubDazor has a show Feb 11th at Gus' along with The CatharticsGyposhellia are doing two nights in a row Feb 17th and 18th at the Timber loungeLoveland’s Album release show is at The Seahorse on February 17 with Fake Buildings, Mauno, Chudi Harris and DJ An GnFeb 14 Port Cities play Paris, ONFeb 18th - Hello Darlin' presents: Rose Cousins La sala Rosa Montreal GroundSwell Music Festival happens March 16-18 in Halifax w/ Headliners: Rawlins Cross, Heather Rankin, The Stanfields, and Ria Mae.lastly check us out online @backhomemns we’re running an online contest to win tickets to Measha Brueggergosman who’s playing Friday feb 24th at The Rebecca Cohn. just post a photo of “Where you listen” to the podcast with the hashtag BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show Thursday Feb 16th.

Episode 13 (Happy Holidays!)

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia podcast, our host Dana Beeler shares some christmas songs and stories from special guests in the Village Sound studio basement. Also featuring an in studio interview with Cassie Macdonald and Gabe Mininkin, some homemade, hand written christmas songs by David Myles and Villages, as well some favourites from Hillsburn, Ced Marty & Dave, Century Egg and an emerging spotlight on Ominar. We’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: https://podio.com/webforms/11113163/802437 attach a song file to the bottom of the form!  Make sure you’re following us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BackHomeMNSAnd check out our Patreon page www.patreon.com/backhomemnsAnd on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWFlMUr-WNObZ6Nq0iPiykg www.musicnovascotia.ca/podcastdana@musicnovascotia.ca FEATURED ARTISTS:@KeonteBeals@cassiejmacd@gabrielminnikin@mylesdavid@ominarmusic@hillsburnbandVillages Ced Marty & DaveCentury Egg In the Dead of Winter  January 18 - 21 Honorary Nova Scotian Justin Rutledge, Julie Doiron, The Barrowdowns, kurt inder, nick everett Groundswell music festival march 16 - 18 in Halifax -March 16th-17th-18th, 2017 w/ The Stanfields, rawlins cross and Ria Mae headlining Wintersleep 2 shows Jan 14 & 15 at the marquee in Halifax w/ the everywheres and Not YouCold Smoke Jan 13th at the seahorse Dub Kartel, Walrus, Like A Motorcycle, PINEO & LOEB, Ghettosocks, Century Egg, Zora the SultanLike a Motorcycle kick off their Germany tour with the stanfield’s Jan 25 in Hamburg, check their website for more details.Gloryhound play at The Seahorse Friday December 23  

Episode 12 - Like A Motorcycle

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, we’re pulling out all the stops with a live performance and interview with Like A Motorcycle as well Dana recaps #NSMW2016 with John Mullane of In-Flight Safety and rapper Mitchell Bailey. We also feature songs from Gabrielle Papillon, Floodland, and The Barrowdowns.CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 12 OF BACK HOME: A MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA PODCASTWe’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: https://podio.com/webforms/11113163/802437 attach a song file to the bottom of the form!Make sure you’re following us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BackHomeMNSwww.musicnovascotia.ca/podcastdana@musicnovascotia.caFEATURED:@likeamotorcycle@InFlightSafety@MitchellBailey7@GabriellePapillon@Floodlandband@thebarrowdownsShows coming up:Dec 7 - David Myles with Jenn Grant: It's Christmas! at The Banff CentreDec 9 - Three Sheet @ the carletonDec 9 -Jessie Brown, Jacob Strang and Hello Delaware @ the SeahorseDec 10 -Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song fundraiser, house concert Erin Costelo, Kim Harris and Norma MacDonaldDec 14 - The Stanfields @ The MarigoldDec 15 -Gordie Sampson - Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle at Casino Nova Scotia Schooner RoomDec 21 Dave Gunning at deCoste Entertainment Centre in pictou

Episode 11

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, Dana chats with Beauts about their upcoming Halifax Pop Explosion and NSMW2016 showcases. As well she features some music from some of the artists showcasing at Nova Scotia Music Week included Matt Steele and the Corvette Sunset, Jessie Brown and Papilio. We also feature an interview with Leanne Hoffman, and Samm Splash, back-up singers for our top music nova scotia award nominee Erin Costelo. We’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: https://podio.com/webforms/11113163/802437 attach a song file to the bottom of the form! Make sure you’re following us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BackHomeMNS www.musicnovascotia.ca/podcast dana@musicnovascotia.ca FEATURED @jessie_brown_ @tymuseum @itsmattsteele @hmleanne @splashmafia @beautsmusic SHOWS COMING UP: @HalifaxPopX Halifax Pop Explosion w/ Mo Kenney, Walrus, Nap Eyes, Cactus Flower, Beauts, Alana Yorke, Loveland, Reeny Smith, and MORE Ben Caplan is currently in the middle of his European Tour, Check him out tonight October 20th, in Hungary October 21st in Poland Check his website for more dates & details Christina Martin is playing Friday Oct 21 at the avondale sky winery in new port NS Kestrels are playing Sat Oct 22 – Charlottetown PEI @ Holy Redeemer Hall Fri Nov 04 – Halifax NS @ Plan B Sat Nov 05 – Truro NS @ Elm/Oak Ballroom – Nova Scotia Music Week Nov 18 & 19th they’re in Newfoundland Port Cities are playing Oct 28th at Casino Nova Scotia for a Gordie Sampson Songcamp songcircle with Dave Sampson, Jodie Guthro and Hello Delaware (Dana Beeler) Kim Harris is heading to Newfoundland Nov 4 St John's, @ The Rock House W/ Steve Maloney & India Nov 5 Lewisporte,@ Citadel House W/ Steve Maloney Nov 6 Corner Brook @ Rotary Arts Centre W/ Steve Maloney And of course Nova Scotia Music week starts november 3 in Truro this year. Make sure you’re following the action @nsmwfest or visit our website nsmw.ca #NSMW2016 Thanks again, see you next time.

Episode 10

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, we’re featuring a special in studio performance and interview with Willie Stratton & Kim Harris. Some of your favourite songs from Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins and Ben Caplan. Plus, we’re featuring new music from Keonté Beals and Owen Meany’s Batting Stance. Gabriel Minikin talks to Carmel Mikol about the making of her latest album. The Back Home podcast brings you original and unique content from Nova Scotia’s most influential emerging and established artists. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for behind the scenes photos, videos and exclusive bonus content you won’t find anyplace else. Make sure you’re staying up-to-date with all the Podcast happenings online! More information at http://musicnovascotia.ca/podcast Twitter: @BackHomeMNS Instagram:@BackHomeMNS www.facebook.com/backhomemns TWEET THINGS Willie Stratton w/ Kim Harris @williestratton @kimharrismusic Rose Cousins @rosecousins Joel Plaskett @joelplaskett Keonté Beals @keontebeals Ben Caplan @Bencaplanmusic Owen Meany’s Batting Stance @OMBS_tweets Carmel Mikol @carmelmikol Deep Roots @DeepRootsM Tri City Villains @tricityvillains Lynnnea Rose @lynneaarmstrong Halifax Pop Explosion @HalifaxPopX Hello Delaware @danabeeler Reeperbahn Festival @Reeperbahn_Fest

Episode 9

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, Dana talks to Heaven For Real about their latest release, Kill Your Memory. We feature a special in studio performance and interview with Dark For Dark and new music from Nova Scotia artists The Summer Rabbit, Pretty Archie, Like a Motorcycle and Dylan Guthro.

Episode 8

Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast - Episode 8 On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast our host Dana Beeler invites Shaun Ryan (The Extremities) to co-host on a special feature of Nova Scotia Hip-hop, R&B and Funk artists. Dana also chats with Laura Roy about her upcoming album release. Artists Featured Three Sheet @threesheet Ghettosocks @GHETTOSOCKS MAJE @barsfordayz Quake @QuakeMatthews Jo Run @jorun_bombay Love Land @lovelandbands Laura Roy @lauraroymusic More info: www.musicnovascotia.ca/podcast

Episode 7

On this episode of Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast our new host Dana Beeler plays songs by Kim Harris, Willie Stratton, the 2016 Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residence winners Port Cities and more amazing Nova Scotian artists. Dana also chats with Cassie and Maggie MacDonald and we feature a special in-studio performance by Erin Costelo. This episode's instalment of Creative Construction with Gabriel Minnikin features a conversation with Chris Murphy from Sloan. The Back Home podcast brings you original and unique content from the music makers, movers and shakers from the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for behind the scenes photos, videos and exclusive bonus content you won’t find anyplace else.

Episode 6

It’s a New Year, so for Episode 6 we will feature some new music with brand new tracks from Wintersleep, Universal Soul (featuring Slowcoaster) and Cape Breton band Black and Grey. The latest installment of Creative Construction with Gabriel Minnikin features Matt Mays and his track “Chase the Light”, and we play a beautiful track from Halifax synth pop songstress Arsoniste. Nigel Chapman from Nap Eyes drops by the studio and we hear the first single from their freshly minted release Thought Rock Fish Scale. We close out the show with Bluegrass/Celtic fusion duo Buffy and Larry.

Episode 5

Welcome to Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia podcast. We are back after a brief hiatus with your new host Scott Long. Coming up on episode 5 we will hear new music from 14 year old Halifax native Maura Whitman. Tracks from Mo Kenney, Certified, a throwback to The Super Friendz and more. Scott chats with former host Laura Simpson and Halifax band Mardeen. Gabriel Minnikin interviews Joel Plaskett in his next installment of Creative Construction and even a bit of holiday music from Seven Nations.

Episode 4

In this episode: Shevy Price and Samm Splash are interviewed by Michael Earle, otherwise known as MAJE, who interned with us shortly after winning the Viola Desmond songwriting contest last winter. Gabe Minnikin interviews Old Man Luedecke about his songwriting. I interview Stephen Cooke about his view of the Nova Scotian music scene after writing about it for nearly two decades. I also interview the new Program Manager at Music Nova Scotia - Mickey Quase. As well, music from Paper Beat Scissors (new one!), Jen Miller and Jenn Grant.

Episode 3

Music from Old Blood, Blou, Samm Splash, . Interview with J-Bru and some new music from him, Interview and new music from new band Mauno. And a new spot called Creative Construction with Gabriel Minnikin. Gabe will be asking well-known artists how they craft their songs. This month's interview is with Rose Cousins.

Episode 2

This month in Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast, we'll talk to Adam Baldwin about his involvement in a fundraiser in the memory of Jay Smith for the Unison Benevolent Fund. We also found Christina Martin on tour in Germany and found out why she knows how to speak German. Listen to some commentary from our resident legal expert, Member Training Manager Serge Samson about the Blurred Lines decision. Plus, new music from Gabrielle Papillon, Hillsburn, City Natives, Kevin Davison and throw-back music from Afro Musica.

Episode 1

Interviews with In-Flight Safety from LA and Portia White's great grand-niece, Life Lessons with Ben Caplan, ECMA nominations, CMW Tiki Battle results, industry news, new music from Alana Yorke, Like A Motorcycle, Quake, Belladonna, Jenn Grant, throwback music from John Campbelljohn and Joel Plaskett.