Posted on April 11th, 2012 by roxxyroller in Free Coupons Canada Samples Canadian Free stuff.
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of supporting anything Canadian. Whether it’s Canadian businesses, Canadian Actors/Actresses, Canadian Sports, Canadian made products, or even Canadian Music, y’all know I am totally all for it.
You also know that I am a huge supporter of our friends on the other side of the border as well mind you, as through my many reviews and giveaways, I have made an enormous amount of friends from companies that support CoolCanucks from all over the world!
The Importance of Supporting Local Music is an often spoken phrase that, to many fans and readers of this site, needs no explanation. The reasons for Supporting Local Music are instantly and painfully obvious. But increasingly, the relevance of live kickass music is often ignored, and real music from amazing breathing artists is dropped entirely in favor of much cheaper karaoke machines, DJs, and Juke Boxes which really is sad. The most excellent local talented musicians are dropped in favor of machines. This makes me irate to be honest.
By fully understanding why people should continue to patronize live local music at it’s core, the energy of a live show needs to be felt. All bands and artists pour all of their hearts and power into their live performances, and while the crowd is feeding off of that energy, the band is in turn feeding off of the crowd’s. As those that have been able to experience that circle of energetic freedom can attest; there is honestly nothing quite like it. Standing in front of say Ozzy Osbourne after the 1981 release of his 2nd solo album Diary of a Madman, he bites the head off of a bat while the massive music hungry crowd yearns for more, or listening to the awesome guitar solo’s by Eddie Van Halen live is an unforgettable experience. The magic of live performances, while possible to wrangle onto a record, is much like capturing mystifying lightning in a bottle!!
In making the decision to see local live music, patrons are supporting both their local economy and, often times, their local arts. Making the trip to a venue to see an artist or band play is telling that venue, and that artist, that you care about quality in music. Coming to see an artist is support, as well as necessary!
A friend of mine, Lorrie Bolduc, is part of our local music scene and her talent is absolutely amazing! She is a 100% Canadian made musician, and is from right here in Sault Ste. Marie, a smaller Northern Ontario city with a population of approximately 75,000. Much like Shania Twain who is from another Northern Ontario city called Timmins and made it into the spotlight through tremendous support through her local family and friends, Lorrie Bolduc is also an absolutely talented musician who is on her very way of making it big!
Playing in a local band called “Obsession” for quite some time, Lorrie was continuously landing gigs all over this city and has played in many of our popular bars and as well as at many happening venues that draws in huge crowds. Musicians are a healthy part of local economies. When we support them, we are supporting a countless number of business owners and employees: the local bars and venues, the screen printing companies, the record labels, the record stores, etc.
Why would a band play in front of others, if not to entertain them? Those people are working for your pleasure. The least you can do is show up and have a good time and perhaps purchase some of their awesome merchadise such as t-shirts or their very own awesome CD’s!!
A little about Lorrie: “Info about me? Hmm, I love writing, singing, playing music. I wake up at night to write lyrics down. No matter what I get to do in this life, hope it always has music in it.”
Lorrie has been travelling back and forth from her hometown here in Sault Ste. Marie, to Nashville, Tennessee and has been Recording at High Demand Production Studio.
Here is an uncut version and a small bit of video clip of the song entitled “Iron Cowboy” both written and sang by Lorrie Bolduc. She also plays the acoustic guitar here.
It was Produced and engineered in Nashville TN, at High Demand Production Studios:
Lorrie Lynn Bolduc might seem like a star when on stage, but the reality is that she puts her pants on the very same way as you and I. Musicians are people just like you, and that means that they go through the same exact financial troubles as you or I. When you purchase a t-shirt or CD, this helps her continue pursuing her musical passion, which in turn, benefits you because she is producing music for your entertainment.
The only obvious solution to me in my personal opinion is for more people and services to take a chance and do so much more to promote local music. Go see local bands. Buy and listen to local music. You’ll feel a better sense of belonging to your very own community. You will also be supporting the local economy. You’ll feel pride in supporting local artists. Plus, seeing a local act is generally cheaper than going to a nationally touring show.
It takes time to change mindsets, but if more and more people keep pushing in the same direction on this, we can definitely make change happen.
More about Mizz Lorrie:
Lorrie Lynn Bolduc:
“Born and raised in a small Northern Ontario town, Sault Ste Marie. A singer/songwriter and rhythm guitarist. Lorrie’s earliest influences came from her Grandpa Jule as he picked his guitar and sang songs from country legends, Hank William Sr, Ferlin Husky, Hank Snow and many others. Although these weren’t the “COOL” songs or artists amongst Lorries friends as a kid, she says it didn’t bother her…Old Country was her roots and she was and is PROUD of that. The song ” Im So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams Sr. was the first song Lorrie learned how to play on guitar, and she says is the dearest song to her heart, still makes her cry. Music was a big part of Lorrie and her families lives, as her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunties (many of which are musicians too) sprinkled her with a variety of music from country to folk to rockNroll and blues.
In Lorrie’s words,” Music needs soul” and she portrays and presents this with every song she writes or sings. She has frontlined a local band “Obsession” for the past several years, throwing her heart, soul and passion for music into every gig.
Now she has ventured out pursuing her own dreams as a solo artist. Having just recently completed her first CD in NASHVILLE TN with the wonderful help and hard work of HIGH DEMAND STUDIO.
CD titled: LORRIE LYNN BOLDUC~HIGH ROAD.
A compilation of 10 songs…all lyrics and melodies written by LORRIE herself. Although all 10 songs originaly started in the studio in Nashville, only 8 of the songs were completely finished there. They were produced/engineered in NASHVILLE TN at HIGH DEMAND STUDIOS by the Accomplished Mr. Jason Mapes and the 2 other remaining songs which werent finished are being taken care of by DOO WHITE of THE GLASS POETS LYRICISTS in SACRAMENTO CA. A big thanks to Mr Doug White. With his help we have been able to add these other two songs of Lorries, to the CD. Making for a great mix of sounds for everyone.
Lorrie’s own words sums it up, ” I have songs in me, I dream music, I wake up at night and write down lyrics. I feel in my heart that I have to keep writing and performing as long as anyone will listen. Smiling, happy and moving forward — BRING ON THE MUSIC.”
Many would say that her music resembles that of Josh Stone, Bonnie Riatt, Stevie Nicks, Pink ♫, and Stevie Nicks.
Hear all of Lorrie’s fantastic tunes at Reverbnation, where they can also be purchased for only 0.99 cents per song!!
1. I Dont Care About You
2. String On My Guitar
3. The Way You Are
4. The Bottle
6. Iron Cowboy
7. Sing Me A Song
9. High Road — original version
So the bottom line? Local music is what becomes big music. Every famous performing artist in the world started out as a local artist, performing in clubs and coffee houses.
♥Local performing artists become international performing artists with the help of their fans.
♥Local music can help support tourism and raise money for cities, counties, and townships.
♥Local music isn’t always amateur or less professional than larger media.
♥Local music is just generally more fun!
Be sure to ‘like’ Lorrie Lynn Bolduc’s Facebook Fan Page for all of her newest songs, venues, tours, and so forth! You won’t be disappointed, that’s for sure!!
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