Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. This month’s selection includes Fear of Drinking: Live in Zurich. We have always known the folks at Roots Music Canada had excellent taste! Read the review here.
If you would like to listen to the songs for free please go here:
Of course Live in Zurich will make a sensational gift for the upcoming Yuletide season and you can shop for it right here!
For those for you with youngsters on your Christmas list your gift problems are solved! The latest album penned by Alan Millen and set to music by Tim and Bill Buckingham is for the kids and is entitled Rockaroladoo – by the Tutti-Frutti Funhouse Band. This batch of sparkling tunes is sure to have kids, parents and grandparents singing along, tapping their toes and movin’ and groovin’ – with a smile on their faces. The fun starts with the dawn screech of the rock-and-roll rooster, whose hearty “rockaroladoo” crows the entire farmyard into action. If you were ever a kid yourself, you can prepare for a magical tour through childhood. If you want to peak at the video for Rockaroladoo go here.
We are still working on digital distribution and we’ll let you know when it is available through CD Baby and iTunes, Spotify etc.
Free Download Cards for Stocking Stuffers
We have download cards, which can be used to get hold of a digital copy of Go Blue, Out of the Green or Under the Influence and you can have them free! They make great stocking stuffers. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or watch this video about how download cards work.
Comrades – Soldiers Honoured in a Song for Armistice Day 100th Anniversary
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Tim recently recorded the song Comrades, co-written with Alan Millen. It is a tribute to the players of Newcastle United who enlisted when war broke out in Europe in August 1914.
The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle upon Tyne ran a feature about the song. “Newcastle United players who served in WW1 celebrated in song. Newcastle United players who became soldiers honoured in a song for Armistice Day – it will send shivers down your spine” they said. Many thanks to Lisa Hutchinson for contacting us and doing interviews across the miles and down the phone wires! You can read the full article here
Finally we had some correspondence with Owen Phillips and Andrew Aloia, authors of The Last Pass who’ve written a book on the many links between football and World War One which you can check out here.
“Football was to play a fascinating role during World War One, from England internationals helping to form special Footballers’ Battalions to the emergence of the women’s game, as well as the morale-boosting effect the sport had on the troops both deep behind the lines and all along the front.”
As we’ve said innumerable times-it’s NOT just a game!