Monday, November 28, 2005

Electric Violin

The Sojing electric violin is a great violin for those folks who need something quiet to practice with or those folks who want to plug and and 'rock' the house, fiddle style! Comes complete with gig bag, wood bow, headphones, plug in cable, chin pillow and rosin. Everything you need to get going quickly and easily. Even Batteries!!! Makes a great gift this Christmas!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Ode to Link Wray

Link Wray - May 2, 1929 - November 5, 2005
Early rock pioneer Link Wray, who invented the power chord and thus influenced some of the genre's most famous musicians, has died at the age of 76. If you've ever played a power chord then you've been influenced by this man. If you enjoyed the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction or Desperados then you've heard this man. The world is now a poorer place.

Friday, November 18, 2005

New Larrivee Guitar

This 'sweetheart' guitar arrived yesterday. On the first strum I was stunned by it's sparkling midrange and punchy bottom end. Even a hard strum couldn't break this baby's tone up. Strong and full and with all the lovely Larrivee appointments including black tuning buttons and a lovely tortoiseshell pickguard. You have GOT to come see this one.

Songwriting Workshop Report

James Keelaghan tunes up the Blueridge BR140 to demonstrate an alternate tuning for the participants.

Songwriters learning from a master.

The folks who took part in our first songwriter workshop were treated to an inside look at the process that Keelaghan uses to develop his songs. The session was user directed so there were tons of questions and answers and examples culled from Keelaghan's extensive catalog. All agreed that this event was a success and more are in the works. Look for another songwriting workshop with Steve Bell in the new year as well as instrumental and technical workshops.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Manitoba Digs Out

Wow! What a change from the weekend. I was walking around on Friday night with just a light coat as temperatures hovered around 10 above. Then over last night snow started falling and kept on falling. As of Nov 15th we are under snow once again.

I always like this time of year because I get to spend more time indoors playing guitar and writing music. And cabin fever hasn't hit yet so I enjoy the closeness and the intimate feeling of the early nights. By February I'll be wishing it would end too, but for right now...give me a guitar and a long winter night to strum away!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Songwriting Workshop update

We still have a few tickets left for the James Keelaghan Workshop on Wed Nov 16th. James will be working with each participant on their songs and songwriting technique. This is a golden opportunity folks.

Join James Keelaghan for an evening songwriting workshop. Seating is limited to 15 participants and and tickets are only $25.00. James is a JUNO winner and two time winner of the USA Songwriting Competition. James is a true international performer with fans in several countrys around the globe. Don't miss your chance to work with a true Canadian master songwriter!

What: Songwriting Workshop with James Keelaghan
Where: Sled Dog Music 1328 Portage Avenue
When: Wednesday Nov 16th @ 7pm
How Much: $25.00

Tickets at Sled Dog Music.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Both guitars have sold!!

Thanks to those who came down and checked the guitars out. Both of them have sold and two lucky people got some outstanding deals!

Friday, November 04, 2005


Yup. You got it. We are selling these two acoustic/electric guitars at an unbelievable low price. Both are brand spanking new and come with full featured electric pickups and preamps. No we haven't lost our minds (although that ain't far from the truth), we just want to pass along some savings to our loyal customers.

If you know anyone who's looking for a guitar send em down.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alana Levandoski CD release Nov 19th

Alana Levandoski is one of our local heros. She a talented songwriter and performer who is starting to get noticed by the music industry in Canada and the US. She will be releasing her debut (and long awaited) CD at the West End Cultural Centre on Nov 19th. I hope you all buy tickets to see this talented girl.