- July 8, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Stars, Elliott Brood, the Strumbellas, Zeus, the Sadies, Hannah Georgas, Doug Paisley, Jennifer Castle, the Weather Station, & the Burning Hell – just some of the artists who have played Mudtown events.
Now it’s your chance to have a say in who plays an upcoming Mudtown Records show AND win free VIP tickets to the event! Just fill in our contact form with your name, email, the subject heading “Mudtown Guest Programmer,” and tell us who your choice you would like to see play a Mudtown event and why. Click here for contact form.
If we like your selection, we’ll contact you, and release the name of the artist through social media once we’ve confirmed their booking.
Good luck Mudtowners – we look forward to your suggestions!!!
Owen Sound and the surrounding area has a long history of tolerance and inclusion. From its role as terminus for fleeing slaves on the Underground Railroad to our proud heritage as home to one of Canada’s oldest small town Synagogues, we have shown a historical willingness to embrace diversity. Despite this, hatred and intolerance persist throughout our communities. Stories of racism, sexual assault, homophobia, & other forms of hatred stain local, national, & international news. We have decided to show – once again – that the people of our region stand in solidarity against hatred and discrimination in all forms.
Join us on Saturday, June 27th at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound, as visiting and local musicians raise their voices against hate. Featuring performances by Sonic Unyon Records recording artist Terra Lightfoot, eccentric entertainer and music educator Friendly Rich & the Lollipop People, Toronto art-country hipsters Beams, plus local performers The Sportswriters, Pete Devlin, & Deanne Hallman. Tickets are available online here, at the Roxy box-office, or by phoning (519) 371-2833.
All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the following not for profit groups: M’Wikwedong NCRC, The Women’s Centre Grey and Bruce Inc.,Grey Bruce Pride, United Way of Bruce Grey, & the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival.
We’re just putting the finishing touches on our latest podcast, which will include some music from popular Toronto bluegrass quintet the Foggy Hogtown Boys. They play the Mudtown Music & Arts Series on March 28th at the Roxy Theatre with fiddling phenom Linsey Beckett opening. Click here to purchase tickets. Apple users can download, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Android and other users can subscribe by RSS feed. Or, you can simply stream, or download it on your computer via Soundcloud.
A big thank-you to everyone who attended the Silent Film Ensemble’s performance to the Great White Silence. We were overwhelmed at the response and look forward to our next silent film event to-be-announced for the latter part of 2015. You can watch OSC Media House‘s video of the Silent Film Ensemble’s “Tom Sessions.” The video is part of a continuing series of collaborative, live performance videos created by OSC Media House and Mudtown Records. You can watch a playlist of the videos via Youtube.
And, last but not least – March 27th marks Mudtown’s 5th Anniversary!!!! Thanks to everyone who has made this possible – you are too numerous to mention, but we want to know how much we appreciate and love you. We will be celebrating throughout the year with special fifth anniversary events, so stay tuned!!!
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We’re prepped with haggis for our ‘Muddy Burns Day‘ celebration at the Coach Inn next Saturday with Scatter the Cats & Beggars Road. You can hear a track from the Cats on the most recent edition of the Mudtown Radio Podcast, which you can subscribe to and download for free via iTunes, SoundCloud, or RSS feed. Alongside them are tracks from Daniel Lanois, Mudtown festival alumnus Jennifer Castle, plus new tracks from Del Bel, Beams, and more! It’s free, so you can’t really go wrong.
On February 21st the Silent Film Ensemble will return to the Roxy Theatre to perform their 12th original soundtrack. They will play to a 1924 documentary filmed by of the British Antarctic Expedition entitled “The Great White Silence.” Theatre goers are asked to dress in ‘black and white, or formal attire’ to give the event the look of the era. The Silent Film Ensemble has put on some of our most popular and enduring events.
What an incredible year!
Despite having to kill off the Mudtown Music & Arts Festival, we rallied to have our best year yet. We played host to two Juno Award winning bands, saw the release of more music from Mudtown, discovered some incredible new bands, made new friends, held cool afterparties, and learned more about what Mudtown Records is about: you. You attend our shows. You buy artists’ records and merch. You tell your friends about us. You give us ideas and feedback. Thank YOU so very much for making 2014 a year to remember for Mudtown. And happily, 2015 already has more fantastic things in store. It will be our 5th Anniversary and we’re looking forward to celebrating it with you!