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Oh Susanna and Ryan Langlois Oct 18th at International Beer Haus

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Excellent show coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the International Beer Haus.  Folk roots singer and songwriter Oh Susanna along with Ryan Langlois.  Here is some background on Oh Susanna from her website:

This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. 

Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums.  She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.  She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year.  This year she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie.  The album has been met with high critical acclaim and has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year.  Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

As mentioned, also taking the stage Oct. 18th is Ryan Langlois.  We talked to Ryan earlier this summer and shot an interview with him as he sang the title track from his new album.

“…Light and Dark is the title track of his new EP and it fits like a beautiful harmony.  To those who appreciate music and musicians, an artist like Red Deer’s Ryan Langlois is truly intriguing.  He’s tasted the sweetness of success with a fabulous band called the Boom Chucka Boys.  But that didn’t last because Langlois was heading in a different direction.  Instead he took a road that lead him home to his family in Red Deer and a musical rediscovery.

Ryan’s about to reveal his new direction to his fans.  And in all likelihood he’s about to create a lot of new fans with “Light and Dark”.  The EP will be released Thursday June 22 on iTunes and if you give it a listen there’s a good chance you’re going to be singing that line “Light and dark.  Ain’t that far apart…” and you might start wondering just how far apart Ryan Langlois is from a massive breakthrough.

Check out the song and the story behind it right here and enjoy Ryan Langlois while he’s still one of us.. ’cause he’s “not far apart” from lighting it up…”

Should be a great night.

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President Todayville Inc., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.

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Free entry to all “provincial” historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days

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From the Province of Alberta

All open provincial historic sites and museums will offer free admission and family friendly activities during Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 28-30.

Free entry to sites during Alberta Culture Days

Check out the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump during Alberta Culture Days.

“Offering free admission to the province’s historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days is another way to give people the chance to discover our province’s rich arts, history, diversity and heritage. The arts and cultural sector is a significant economic driver supporting local businesses, creating jobs and helping to make life better for Albertans.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

The following sites and museums are open for Alberta Culture Days activities*:

*Some activities may charge additional fees; please check each site for details

Experience Alberta Culture Days

Culture Days is Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. Communities across the province are celebrating by holding hundreds of free, interactive events and activities, offering something for everyone. Find activities in your area by using the National Culture Days Calendar.

Alberta Culture Days is part of National Culture Days, which includes more than 800 communities from coast to coast and helps increase Canadians’ awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Share your photos and experiences on Twitter by tagging @AlbertaCulture and #ABCultureDays, or like Alberta Culture Days on Facebook.


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#Let’s Walk is a simple yet brilliant idea

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Ryan Langlois is a local singer-songwriter who’s come up with a really simple yet powerful concept. Go for a one hour walk with another person – and talk to one another.  The idea came out of Project Wild, a professional development program for country artists in the province.

Until October 4th, Ryan is walking everyday with someone different.  He reached out to me a few weeks ago and I thought why not!  I’ve admired Ryan’s command of the stage as front man for Boom Chukka Boys, and on his own in our studio recording one of his latest songs with just his acoustic guitar, his preferred way of performing these days.

“I just got kind of tired of the amount of effort it takes to be in a successful band.  Logistics, personalities, travel, not to mention having a family-  it’s just too much and I wanted to simplify,” said Langlois.

So off we walked into our beautiful Red Deer trail system to catch the remnants of the late afternoon sun and talk to one another.

Watch the video to learn more about Ryan and this amazingly simple and powerful approach to bringing awareness to mental health.

 

You can help Ryan reach his $1000 goal by clicking here.  Funds go directly to the Central Alberta region of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

 

 


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