Monday, January 23, 2006

Blair Hordeski - Local Hero

Blair Hordeski is one of our local heros. He has been rockin' in the Peg since at least 1997 (when I first met him). His band (Daniel Roy, Steve Lagimodiere and Brent Pearen) play the last weekend of every month at Finn's Pub at the forks.

Don't let the acoustic guitar fool you this guy ROCKS and the band is pretty durn hot too. Check out the pics from his gigs at

Friday, January 13, 2006

Mandolin workshops

We are pleased to announce the Sled Dog Music Mandolin Series. These three sessions are designed to develop your skills as a player whether you're a complete beginner or a more advanced musician.

The first session "Tone and Technique" includes a brief discussion of mandolins, strings, picks, tuning, set up and so on, along with developing good fundamentals, exercises, designed for building good tone and technique. This session will be held on Feb 2nd at 7pm.

The second session "Chords and Rhythm" - how to find them and how to (as well as how not to) use them. This session will be held on Feb 22nd at 7pm.

The third and final session "Soloing and Improvising" will teach the basics of playing behind a singer..improvising on a fiddle tune........generally the subject of what to do when your turn to solo comes at the jam. This final session will be held on March 15th at 7pm.

These sessions will be led by Fred Redekop (Ain't No Mountain Boys, Keystone Bluegrass Quartet) and held at Sled Dog Music 1328 Portage Avenue. The cost is $10.00 per session and you can register by calling (204) 783-2542.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Tune into CBC 98.3FM this Sunday at 12 noon.

Sunday, January 8, 2006, 12:00 p.m.

Head for the Vinyl Cafe this weekend. Host Stuart McLean tells the story about how John and Sled Dog Music helped start The Wailin' Jennys. Nicky, Ruth and Cara sing three songs throughout the show. Heaven When We're Home, Arlington and Old Man (by Neil Young). Of course this show is a repeat of an earlier broadcast and all of you know that Cara has left the group and Annabelle has taken her spot. Recently the girls were playing Town Hall in New York with Garrison Keeler and the Prairie Home Companion show. Way to go Jennys!