What’s been happening at Rock Me Joe since I posted my top-20 of 2011, here’s an update!
I’m still over at True North Records and Linus Entertainment working on retainer for the labels. It’s been awesome and we’ve got a ton of great things happening this year! If you’re a fan of trad jazz, Peter Appleyard put out an amazing record called The Lost 1974 Sessions. It’s been #1 on the !earshot Jazz Chart the past two weeks, which is great news! Watch out for his new recording, Sophisticated Ladies, coming out this June. It’s an album of standards and features 10 of Canada’s top female jazz vocalists paying tribute to Peter, who joins them on vibs.
Canadian rock legend GOWAN is re-releasing his classic record, Great Dirty World on May 8th. We’ll be doing a ton of press to promote the release, so watch out for his performances on radio and TV next week! He’s also playing Fallsview Casino this July 11-13, so get your tickets. I’ve got mine!
We also had a great time at the 2012 JUNO Awards. The Wailin’ Jennys and Bruce Cockburn took home awards in both Roots categories. Check out the Jenny’s Bright Morning Stars and Bruce’s Small Source of Comfort. They’re fantastic records!
Madison Violet are currently on tour in the U.S. – so if you’re south of the boarder, visit madisonviolet.com for tour dates.
I’m so excited for the releases we have coming out this year! There’s a ton of exciting things happening so I’ll try and keep you updated.
As always, thanks for stopping by. If you’re an independent band who’s happened across my site looking for a publicist, please still reach out and send me your music. We’re always looking for fantastic artists to sign to the label.