The Quest For Real Country Music

Archive for March, 2012

Junos, Mayor’s Arts & Business Awards, SCMAs

March 28th 2012 1:38 pm

..and what a wonderful April this shall be.

First and foremost a big Thank You to SaskMusic for the opportunity to perform at the 2012 Juno Weekend. On Saturday, March 31st I will be performing alongside Jordan Cook, The Deep Dark Woods, and Donny Parenteau at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa, ON for the 2013 Junos Host Committee Party. Our showcase will begin at 11 pm. Congrats to Donny and The Woods for their Juno Nominations.

Upon returning to Saskatchewan, I will also be performing at the 2012 Mayor’s Arts and Business Awards In Regina on April 19th as a nominee for the Emerging Artist Award – the competition is stiff so fingers crossed my friends. That weekend will also host the the 2012 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards in Prince Albert where we are nominated for Roots Artist, Keys Player, and Manager of the Year. Keys playin’ manager of roots music….now that would be a cool nod.

Appreciation all around.

Blaker.

Telemiracle 36

March 7th 2012 8:17 am

Thank you to Telemiracle for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something truly important and special to our Saskatchewan identity this past weekend. As a child, I remember the sleepovers had in attempts to take in the all night telethon and hopes that one day I could do my part and perform on the stage. An astounding 5.9 million dollars ($5,906,229) was raised through the event in a province recently reaching a population of 1 million (for the second time.) Regardless of where my travels take me and the distance I end up, this is another reason to my boasting of the place I call home. Another one in the books for Saskatchewan.