On the Road
Acoustic pop duo Easily Amused recently traveled to Boston to perform an intimate show at the huge Nemo Music Festival last weekend before heading to Nashville this week for another showcase performance with stops in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The duo will head back to the studio next month to begin recording their new album which is slated for an early 2007 release. The band has been busy lately, showcasing at this year's Canadian Music Cafe Series as part of the International Toronto Film Festival in front of Los Angeles music supervisors who were seeking new music for feature films. They also recently participated on "A Song for Africa" (www.songforafrica.com). The Darcy Ataman-produced single was released in conjunction with the International Aids Conference in Toronto last month, written to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Other artists that performed on the song include: Billy Talent, Choclair, Kyle Riabko, Liam Titcomb, Luke McMaster and Damnait Doyle. All proceeds for the single go to build a mobile clinic in Kenya sponsored by Free The Children (www.freethechildren.com). The single has already climbed to #2 in Canada. Canadian Idol fans will recognize one half of Easily Amused, Keith MacPherson, who made it to the top 14 on the popular show. Show clips are now available on www.youtube.com by searching his name. He also can be heard singing the new kids television theme song on Treehouse Television, "This Is Emily Yeung."