Archive for August 2017

Showcase Day!!

Day 3 – Well day three is upon us here in the rugged wilderness of Boot Camp, and man the good stuff just keeps on coming!! We began our day with Bob D’Eith and his talk on the business of music. His practical insight from years of experience was fantastic to be able to see…

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Last Night’s Showcases

Monday evening we were treated to the last of the artist showcases.  Each night has been an experience unto itself, and has showed off the amazing and varied styles that exist in Alberta country music today.  From Lucette’s “murder ballads” to the uptempo and interactive set of Nice Horse, the night started out with a…

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The End Is Not The End

Boot camp is over… I think we are all genuinely concerned about the lack of food after today. There seems to be this common knowledge that you leave here a little round. Our pontoon party cruiser captain made us all move to the back of the boat last night so he could reverse… My list…

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Nice Horse has a Wardrobe Malfunction

KRISTA: Hey Kaley, what was your favourite part of yesterday? KALEY: When Brandi let me look at her nipple. BRANDI: I didn’t let you! It was an accident. Don’t worry, I put on a bra. KATIE: For the first time ever. KRISTA: Do you think that’s the reason we put on a good show? KATIE:…

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Nobody Likes Goodbyes…

  It’s so crazy. This time last week I had a knotted stomach anticipating this experience. And this morning I woke up and realized I’m sad; I don’t get to hang out with all these amazing people all day. I’m ready to go home – and my brain is so full of information I can’t…

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Star Gazing

Saturday Sept. 27th This evening, we had the first of our showcases. One moment, you’re talking to someone and relating to them on a practical level and then hours later, on stage, they are fireflies, lighting up the room. It’s amazing how unmasking oneself, doing what you love and loving those you do it for,…

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Wild Dozen Day 6

It’s day 6 of Boot Camp, food rations are not running low… It’s hard to put into a blog how I’m feeling but here it goes. My brain has never been packed full of more useful knowledge, I’m know I’m exhausted but I’m just so dang excited about everything that it doesent even matter. People…

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Looking Back

Since I completed my one on ones my days have been busy with scheduled seminars and much more free time, which has allowed me to enjoy the amenities of Rock Ridge Canyon, and man is this place amazing!! We have spent most evenings bouncing between studios listening to folks put overdubs on their tracks and…

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Stargazing

These last few days I’ve been stargazing: looking at the stars in the sky and the stars on the stage. I have to say the talent in this group is absolutely incredible. I know it’s supposed to be a competition but it’s not. Not one if us has the same thing to offer. We are…

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Nice Horse Expands the Band

KATIE: You guys awake yet? BRANDI: Not really, I stayed up late last night. KRISTA: We had to because we were recording KATIE: Nice Times! Our new supergroup with Mark Times and us. BRANDI: I stayed up after our recording to start booking our world tour. KATIE: Good use of time, Brandi. KRISTA: I can’t…

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