We Certainly Don't!
Gizelle de Guzman's music will leave you in awe. If you haven't heard of her yet, you soon will! We just don't love like that anymore, her single that she so kindly sent to HGB Canada, left so many of us waiting to exhale. The beauty of the lyrics, its simplicity and depth, caused us all to be moved to tears and quieted in the soul. Gizelle de Guzman is one of those Hidden Gems that created the explosion of HGB Canada. We are awaiting her soon to be released NEW MUSIC in June! Gizelle will be on the Coffee House as soon as we get the tracks in our hands!
If your looking for refreshment, depth, and beauty in music, look no further, support this artist in her journey that brings an amazing quality of innocence and freshly needed rain drops to a dry and make believe land on music island! Check our her teazer here, and know she is on our regular rotation for Country Cool on HGB Canada!
Gizelle de Guzman is a recording artist and performer with a deep-rooted passion for songwriting. Through her songs, Gizelle has always been adept at storytelling and focuses on the power of her lyrics to reflect the many obstacles of that she had faced during her upbringing. Her vocal quality and dedication to her craft has allowed her to showcase her self-awareness and attract a fan-base in her.
Having performed in a variety of venues from small stages to large festivals; entertaining huge crowds such as the Ponoka Stampede and Big Valley Jamboree Talent Stage. A seasoned entertainer, no matter where the show is Gizelle utilizes charisma and talent to demonstrate her unique stage presence.
Gizelle has also been a major contribution to her local community through performances for fundraisers and private events that support causes like mental health and cancer awareness. One of her notable appearances include her performance of one of her own compositions “Good Girl” at Country 105.1 (Calgary) during the 2016 Annual Caring for Kids Radiothon in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. She has also been invited to sing the national anthem at various events such as the Sundre Junior Rodeo 2016 series, Calgary Police Rodeo 2016 and 2017, and Enactus Canada National Exposition 2017 in Vancouver.
Gizelle de Guzman had released her debut single “The One” during the summer of 2018 and subsequently released her Acoustic EP “Good Girl” to commemorate her mental health journey that sparked a new beginning 5 years ago.
She is currently taking Music Business at Nova Scotia Community College, giving herself the opportunity to perfect her craft while connecting with other artists and industry professionals.
He Got My Attention
Could someone please tell me how this guy has been kept hidden from my music library for the last 10 years? I was introduced to Rob Baird's music through a large file that come through with various artists as submissions to HGB Canada. All the artists were awesome, but one jumped out at me and slapped my in the face with a musical note and a can of hurt me baby lyrics. His name? Rob Baird!
Rob has a collection of albums out in which I am streaming every last one while I write this. There is something so authentic and and rich in his voice. He brings me to my listening roots in Canada yet he is settled in Nashville. Sometimes when I am listening to my own station in the car, and his song comes on the radio, I perk up immediately, almost panicking to see who it is I'm listening to because he's already reached me of the first note of the song.
He goes from mellow, almost country, almost alternative rock... to kicking it hard core with Pocket Change on his album " Wrong Side of the River". He's nobody's pocket change. Hard hitting lyrics and a driving beat, well cool me down now! This is what music is meant to be.
What song caught my ear? Burning Blue immediately sweeps me off my feet and transports me to a place I'm willing to go. Burning Blue can be found on his album released in January 2019 " After All" . This has to be Rob's crown jewel with kiss my ass lyrics and a range of bluesy tones and well you just have to listen! If your in a hurtin' relationship situation, here's the healing power to your freedom. A good dose of Rob Baird and his lyrical magic and melodic paths will soothe that soul and feed that little bit of relationship sarcasm needed to brush the dust off your feet.
Its time to fall in love again, fall in love with the haunting melodic stories of Zachary Lucky. The album is full of rich and cultural signposts of the Canadian wanderer. The opening track " Lost My Way Now and Then" pulls you through an achingness of emotional exhaustion from travel on the road, ups and downs and leaves you feeling that you have met your own ghost from times past. Lucky has a way of speaking to the Canadian from coast to coast who has traveled and lived all across this land.
Lyrically busting with a common emotion of loss and gain at the same time draped in a ghostly melodic tone only found in the voice of Canada, singing to the heart of past and future in today. This album will have you time traveling with Lucky throughout the Canadian highway of souls that have come before and that will continue to reach from sea to sea to sea. If your looking for a solid cross over of Country to Folk and back to Country again, then this album should be on your to buy list. Once you hear it, you will want to get up and personal in a Zachary Lucky Show.
To learn more about the man, the music and the tour visit http://zacharylucky.com/
If your craving for fresh, new, quality country music that has that traditional flair in every song, whatever tradition you are into, you will find it in Angela Harris latest album " A Woman Like Me". The harmony lines in the title track are so pitch perfect Angels appear out of the sky. The deliver of the melody lines are so perfectly thought out and written with such exemplary craft that it just begs you to listen just one more time and get lost in the melodies and lyrics of each song on the album.
This album takes you back to the time when albums told a story and there was a theme of " something" that drew the listener into a deeper and deeper experience. A Woman Like Me brings you deeper and deeper into the truly Angela Harris experience leaving you with just that inner knowing that this will turn into a classic list that you will always draw from down the road for years to come. This album goes into "Forever Playlist" on HGB Canada and Carla's Coffee House.
Angela Harris is Canada's best kept secret in the Country Music Scene. Shall we share her?
David Gogo- 17 Vultures
Cordova Bay Records
9 Songs 4 Covers 5 Original
With 15 albums under his belt, David Gogo delivers a smorgasbord of blues flavours on his newest album "17 Vultures". Most impressively he dishes up several styles of blues from Chicago to Delta throughout the album. With a little help from his friends, drummer Pat Steward (Odds, Bryan Adams) and Ben Dwyer on upright and electric bass; guest Marisha Devoin on upright bass, Tina Jones on vocals and banjo, and Simon Kendall on keyboards, David takes us through a heavenly blues journey of memories and freshness. The recreations of the covers found on the album is a resurrection of classic sounds and feels that become new again to the ear. If you like the modern blues sounds of Colin James or the gripping sounds of those blues slides rooted in the south, you will want to pick up this album for your collection.
David resides in British Colombia and is presently touring in support of his new album. He has six JUNO Award nominations, has been named Guitarist Of The Year three times at the Maple Blues Awards, was named Musician Of The Year at the West Coast Music Awards, won Blues Recording Of The Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Blues fans make sure you keep an eye on this one.