February deTour: Membership News & Announcements

Port Cities will be returning to Alberta in November 2018

A port city is a place where cultures and histories collide, where goods and ideas are imported and absorbed into the local bloodstream. The trio of celebrated Nova Scotian songwriters who now call themselves Port Cities honour that tradition. Their chosen name isn’t just indicative of where they’re from (the harbour hamlet of Cape Breton) but what they do: fuse divergent styles and experiences into a singular roots-rock sound.
Contact Wayne “What” O’Connor for details and to secure your booking:
Wayne “What” O’Connor
Jones & Co Artist Management
World Mobile: +1-902-452-4826

James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe Available for Canadian Dates

Two of the folk world’s very finest roots singer-songwriters will be touring America together in the fall, and they have some openings in October (2018) that could work in central and western Canada.  James Keelaghan needs little by way of introduction to Canadian presenters, as he has been touring from one end of the country to the other for several decades now.  Jez Lowe is not unlike James, in that he is a singer-songwriter who has been bringing his songs to audiences the world over for many years.  Hailing from England, Jez is as much of a folk institution at home as James is here, and both artists enjoy followings from Australia to Europe and North America.  The two are fast friends who have done many tours together.  This fall they will be doing dates across America and have some openings that could work in both central and western Canada.
Here is the routing for fall of 2018 for James and Jez.

Oct 20                   Fort Saskatchewan, early industry event
For the full list of routing dates and to book contact:

Jensen Music International
PO Box 3445, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 8W5

Elements of Indigenous Style

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working.

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta, the Writers Guild of Alberta, and Brush Education are pleased to welcome Gregory Younging, the author of Elements of Indigenous Style, for an afternoon of discussion on writing by and about Indigenous peoples.

Gregory will be in Edmonton on March 9 and Calgary on March 10, please reefer to the registration links for exact location and times. There will be copies of the book available for purchase at both events.