Video Vault: Road Trip – Video Vacation Style

Video Vault September 2022

We unlock the Video Vault once again to share some music from across Canada.  Starting out west, we have a pair of great new tunes from BC, before heading east to reconnect with the music of a pair of friends who are no strangers here at GDW.  As always, you do not need a Blockbuster Card or a Netflix subscription to enjoy the entertainment we provide for you.

Eva Schubert, “Hard Hands”

We kick off this adventure in Vancouver, BC to share an empowering lyric video for this bluesy, jazz-pop romp from Eva Schubert. Having grown to respect the calluses on her hands earned from lifting weights for several years, Eva now recognizes them as a badge of honor. “Our scars and calluses are often proof of the things we have done and the challenges we have chosen,” she states. “Show me an unmarked body and I’ll see someone who had never done anything interesting.”

Tanglers, “Flavour Country”

We don’t often have too much West Coast music to share, so we’re sticking around in BC a little while longer to enjoy this tune from Vancouver indie-folk act Tanglers. This song is one we can all relate to right now – the winding down of our first ‘real’ summer following two years of quarantines and the like. “September cool autumn breeze / I love you time for me to set if free and find something new / Pictures in my dreams are vivid like these / But you’re the only warm sun shining on my cheeks.

Skye Wallace, “Tooth And Nail”

We had to make a pit stop in Toronto, ON, to catch up with Skye Wallace – who recently shared this corker of a new rock single, and announced her signing with Six Shooter Records. It has been fun to see Skye progress from a “trained singer with East Coast roots” into a bona fide folk-punk rocker, and with the visuals here (as directed by Nicholas Marinelli), Skye’s steely determination to succeed at her craft shines through in this ‘almost-80s-Hollywood’ themed mini movie.

Shane Pendergast, “She’s On My Trail”

Our cross-Canada video vacation winds down in Tracadie Cross, PEI, with our music selections wrapped up by folksinger Shane Pendergast. With the recent release of his latest album, “The House Before The Bridge,” Shane shares a collection of original folk songs recorded live over the course of three days in his kitchen. Engineered and mixed by Aaron Comeau (Skydiggers), Shane once again weaves folklore and tales of the Maritimes into his music – this particular tune being about a kitchen party gone awry.

The British guy that crossed the ocean and crash landed in central Pennsylvania (to quote Greg Keelor, “And I wonder what am I doing here?”). As the youngest of four siblings, exposure to music from a very early age nurtured my passion and appreciation for many musical genres. Continuing to discover some amazingly diverse and talented musicians based in Canada, I gravitate to live music experiences and remain devoted to spreading the word about such a vibrant music scene.

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