The Winnipeg Arts Council announced last Friday its list of nominees for the 2009 On the Rise Award, and Daniel ROA is on the list! The On the Rise Award recognizes the demonstrated potential of an emerging professional artist (in any discipline). The other nominated artists are: Marie-Josée Dandeneau, Michael Dudeck, Sheena Grobb, Takashi Iwasaki, and Freya Olafson. The winner will be announced on June 11, 2009 at the Mayors’s Luncheon for the Arts, held at the Fairmont Winnipeg.
Johnny Cajun is taking over the Wood Tavern for one night only!
The Norwood Hotel is going back to its roots by bringing back live original music on Thursday nights over the summer, and Johnny Cajun is proud to be among the many talented acts. The June 18th show starts at 8:00pm and cover is only $5.
Daniel ROA‘s second single, titled Le nombril du monde, is now available. From his first album of the same name, the single follows his first hit, Des mots d’amour, which was released in March and quickly made its place on the charts for many radio stations throughout the country.
This new single comes on the heels of an ultra-packed season for Daniel ROA, which included the release of his album, and his line of ROA socks, followed by touring in France and Quebec. This summer will see Daniel returning to his home region for some brief touring in Western Canada. He will end the summer with 8 shows in Eastern Quebec this September, taking the stage as the opener for Daniel Lavoie.
Who is Daniel ROA? In love with life, song and poetry, Daniel presents an alternative pop woven with original sounds in a style like no other. With his first album, we are invited to explore Daniel ROA’s fiery musical universe, rich in flavor, overflowing with humor, candor and intelligence.
Le nombril du monde – Music and lyrics : Daniel Roy (ROA)
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On Open Mic Nights, musicians and music-lovers unite to share songs, inspiration and just plain old good times in the casual, intimate atmosphere of the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Folk Exchange venue, located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue (behind the Festival Music Store @ Albert Street).
Attendees are encouraged to bring their instrument and take a turn on the Folk Exchange stage–or just come to listen (non-players will be charged a $2 cover). The evening starts at 7:00pm.