Oops, I got so excited with the last batch of videos that I forgot to lock up the Video Vault at the end of last month. Maybe that is not a bad thing, as we once again have four mini movies to share here today from some new friends and some old acquaintances. Check out these super summer sizzlers.
The Redhill Valleys, “Something About You”
‘Wait, you just covered their latest EP recently, and shared other videos too,’ I hear you say. While I expect to hear about spreading too much love for this Hamilton, ON band here at GDW over the last couple of years, my response will justifiably be, ‘Why not?’ Let’s face it, this Americana four-piece act have fine tuned their unique groove, and are being recognized not only across North America, but globally too (following a successful UK tour). Better get on board now, or miss out.
Kylie Fox & Nikkie Gallant, “Late Night Skateboard”
Check out this collaboration between two artists separated by The Northumberland Strait – as Kylie Fox (NB) and Nikkie Gallant (PEI) were paired recently and challenged to write two new songs in only two weeks. “The song is a direct product of where we were in space and time,” Kylie shares. “The lilacs were lush, the days were growing longer, the smell of Spring [making] us nostalgic for those end-of-school days wandering the neighborhood with friends.”
The North Coast Band, “Ohio In The Distance”
Guelph, ON brothers Connor and Duncan Ivany are not only passionate about their careers in organic farming and conservation, they are also incredibly talented songwriters and musicians who bring such passions to their music. This song was written on Pelee Island in 2020, just as a guitar riff and chorus, and very soon morphed into a track with a historical narrative about a captain that had to retreat back over Lake Erie during a brief time in the war of 1812.
Joce Reyome, “Grateful”
Back in early 2021, I encountered my first taste of music from emerging PEI artist Joce Reyome, whose “Cross My Heart” single resonated immediately, and was a lock for my Top 20 Singles honors at year end. Flying under the radar since that impressive first blast of music, Joce re-emerged last month with this latest belter, and once again demonstrates a flair for some stunning soul-blues music and a vocal range that will ‘knock yer socks off.’ Crank it!