Our Manitoba Fresh series continues with acclaimed singer/songwriter JP Hoe, who releases new album Hideaway on in August via MapleMusic Recordings. Pursuing a career in the music industry can often appear to be a gamble. Talent, connections, and diligence are pitted against simply the act of being in the right place at the right time. For Hoe, learning how to put the odds in his favour has allowed him to create his own luck and his own success. Read more after the jump and tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio to catch new segments.
This year’s MEME Festival has a new addition to its lineup of workshops. Manitoba Music, MEMETIC, and John Norman have joined forces to present Feedback Loop, a workshop and listening session giving electronic and hip hop producers the opportunity to have their tracks critiqued by a panel of industry professionals in an afternoon session on August 14 at Manitoba Music.
Gimli is looking like a good place to be for live music this August long weekend. Islendingadagurinn, or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, has announced its free stages lineup for the 126th annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage, and there's plenty of homegrown talent stepping up to the mic.
Summer is packed with festivals celebrating live music outdoors across the province, but the festivities don't stop when the weather turns slightly chilly. The Harvest Moon Festival takes over Clearwater September 18-20 for three days of workshops on sustainable living, farmer's market, kid's fun, fair trade fair, food vendors, and a big helping of local music surrounded by the beauty of the Pembina Valley.