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International Songwriting Competition

Mar 5, 2015

What the heck!? The good news just seems to keep coming. Earlier today we were notified that we’re a current semi-finalist in four separate songwriting categories in this year’s International Songwriting Competition. That means we’ve made the top 10% of over 18,000 applicant entries. Now to wait and see what happens next…

It’s an encouraging bit of news as we have been working on writing some new songs in England. The British countryside is a truly wonderful thing to enjoy – though we often think of our beautiful prairies and foothills back home. Dang. Now I’m homesick. Gahhh!

SongDoor Int’l Songwriting Competition

Feb 10, 2015

Yeesh! The updates keep on rolling in… We just discovered that we were finalists in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition – so close in fact, that we came in second by less that a dozen votes. We’re honoured to have been selected as a finalist in this international songwriting competition, and hopefully next year we’ll take home a ‘winner’ title. Gotta stay positive right?

At the moment we’re staying in a village called Evenley in the beautiful English countryside of Northamptonshire. It’s a gorgeous location and the house is constantly filled with the sounds of piano and acoustic guitar – very inspiring to say the least. We hope to turn out a song or two while we’re here. The British winter is a pretty decent motivator to stay indoors and write.

International Acoustic Music Awards

Feb 1, 2015

More great news to share from the road! First off, we’re in Scotland and it’s super rad. Secondly, we recently learned that we’re a current two-time finalist in the 2015 International Acoustic Music Awards. Our song ‘Time Stand Still’ is a finalist in the AAA/Alternative category, and ‘From The Start’ is a finalist in the Folk/Americana/Roots category.

The winners of this international song competition will be announced on February 6th, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next… Either way, we’re thrilled to have been chosen as finalist twice-over this year.

Alberta Music’s LIVESTOCK Sampler

Jan 24, 2015

Great news! We’re alive and well in Amsterdam and getting prepped to fly to Scotland tomorrow. Life is great! Yesterday I discovered that we’ve been selected for Alberta Music’s 2015…

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Alberta Primetime Interview

Jan 12, 2015

Right before we left for Europe, Alberta Primetime aired an interview they did with us at Evergreen Sound in Calgary, AB. We had a great time answering their questions and…

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