Posts tagged: Amelia Curran

AMELIA CURRAN AND ALL OF HER ECMA NOMS

There is seemingly no end to the number of accolades and awards that folks love to bestow on our own Amelia Curran, and the East Coast Music Awards do not disappoint. She just racked up another five noms for her beautiful album, “Spectators”:

- Solo Recording of the Year
– Folk Recording of the Year
– Song of the Year – “What Will You Be Building”
– Songwriter of the Year – “Years”
– Video of the Year – “Blackbird on Fire”

The video category is actually a Fan’s Choice situation, meaning that you can be an important part of Amelia’s TOTAL DOMINATION by casting your vote. Do it here, every damn day if you want to, from now until March 27: http://www.pei2014.ca/ecma

Oh, and hey, our pal Jenn Grant is in that category too! You’ll have to alternate your daily votes between them.

Hmmm, y’know, I think I might suggest that Amelia actually names her next album TOTAL DOMINATION. It has a nice all-caps kinda ring to it, and it would take the guesswork out of who is gonna win ALL DA REWARDZ next time around. Oh wait, maybe she should call her next album ALL DA REWARDZ….

AMELIA CURRAN POSTCARD SERIES: COMPLETE COLLECTION AVAILABLE NOW.

Here’s the complete collection of Amelia Curran lyric postcards.
Find them at a merch table wherever/whenever Amelia plays.

AMELIA CURRAN: EVERYTHING I’VE GOT TO GIVE.

This week’s lyric postcard brings us back to the days of Amelia’s Curran’s Six Shooter debut, the album War Brides. The song “Everything I’ve Got To Give,” is a real stunner, and we’ve heard Amelia describe it as the closest thing to a country duet she’s ever written.

AMELIA LYRIC POSTCARDS: I LOVED YOU LIKE A METEOR


Amelia Curran’s song “Blackbird On Fire” is our second pick for the lyric postcard series. It’ll cost you but a few nickels to put a stamp on this beauty and send it on its way.

NEW AMELIA CURRAN LYRIC POSTCARDS – COLLECT ALL 4!


Amelia Curran writes lyrics that come to exist beyond her songs, for their insight, humour and deeply poetic worldview. And so, we decided to pick a few of our favourites and have them made into postcards, real postcards, that we encourage you to send by mail to someone who needs to hear from you.

Here’s the first one of the series, designed by fellow Newfoundlander Jud Haynes. Each card comes with free download of the song featured, and they’ll be available at merch tables wherever Amelia performs.
Click here for tour dates.

“EVERYTHING IN THIS SONG IS TRUE EXCEPT THE TITLE”

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Amelia Curran – NEW VIDEOS ON SONGWRITING AND SONGWRITERS

So you all know by now that Amelia Curran is one hell of a songwriter. I am personally fascinated by hearing who has inspired the songwriters I admire, and what their process is, so I’m pretty damn stoked about Amelia’s new video series which covers just that! Check out these three new short videos by Light Echo Productions where Amelia discusses songwriters and songwriting, icons and inspiration.

On Kurt Cobain and being an angsty bummed out teen (who I can assume wore a lot of flannel)
»»» Watch Video

On Leonard Cohen and how you are lazy if you don’t spend 10,000 hours writing lyrics (she says it in a more polite way, I swear) »»» Watch Video

On “The Mistress” and Amelia’s own writing process involving pages and pages of lyrics, and not actually being a mistress »»» Watch Video

These videos are short and awesome, watch ‘em!!

Juno Nominations for Danny Michel and Amelia Curran

juno-awardsIn more exciting news, we are currently running victory laps around our office in celebration of Six Shooter earning two Juno Award nominations this year: one for Amelia Curran‘s “Spectators” in the category of Roots and Traditional (solo) Album of the Year, and the other for Danny Michel‘s “Black Birds are Dancing Over Me” in the category of World Music Album of the Year. I can already taste the victory, and it tastes like blooooood! The Juno Awards are being held in the city of Regina this year on the weekend of April 19-21.

Watch out for the now annual Outlaws and Gunslingers show during Junofest, held on Friday, April 19 at the Exchange, featuring Danny, Amelia, and at least a million other great artists in town for the festivities. I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually clarified this, but just to set your mind at ease, Outlaws and Gunslingers is just a wicked cool name we came up with…in fact, we ripped it off of an NQ Arbuckle song. We are actually friendly Canadians, and none of the artists who are performing are actually outlaws or gunslingers, in fact most of them have never even shoplifted a string cheese from the gas station or anything. For that matter, we think guns are kinda scary, and would probably kinda poop our pants if we ever came in contact with an actual six shooter! The secret is out, we are just big ol’ sweeties with hearts of gold, awwwww!! OR ARE WE?! Pew-pew-pew! (gun noise).

Amelia Curran launches her album in Europe

Amelia Curran 'Spectators'While our aforementioned artists have their sights set on North America, Amelia Curran is taking a different, and dare I say fancier, approach, as she heads off to European shores for a month long tour! Wearing a Yorkshire pudding as a hat, and carrying a satchel of woorstenbroodje to hand out to children, Amelia will make her way across Scotland, England, the Netherlands, and the especially Curran-hungry land of ire known as Ireland. This epic journey will herald in the European release of Amelia’s excellent album, “Spectators”, which comes out this month on Germany’s Blue Rose Records! See the video for Amelia’s song, “Black Bird On Fire” here:

Amelia Curran on Southern Souls


Amelia Curran performs “Strangers” on Southern Souls ~ www.southernsouls.ca/amelia-curran

Amelia Curran ‘Black Bird on Fire’


NEW Amelia Curran video for “Black Bird On Fire” from the album Spectators directed by Krista Davis!

Amelia Curran – What Will You Be Building


Video for “What Will You Be Building” by Amelia Curran, from the album Spectators, released October 2, 2012 on Six Shooter Records. Produced and Directed by Light Echo Productions.

Amelia Curran’s New Album ‘Spectators’

Amelia Curran 'Spectators'

AMELIA CURRAN’S NEW ALBUM, SPECTATORS, CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 2, 2012.

From the fathoms, the dark solitary deeps, comes Amelia Curran’s Spectators, a new album set for release on October 2, 2012 on Six Shooter Records. A meditation on frailty, restlessness, time and its finitudes, Spectators is both storm and harbour.

The Juno winning artist has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. With Spectators, Curran returns to the scene with ten tracks that yet raise the bar on her signature lyricism, but push beyond the folk boundaries that have defined her previous releases.

Produced by John Critchley, Spectators brings surprises, including brass, strings, piano, and rumbling percussion. “What Will You Be Building,” a downtrodden Dixieland dirge, distills existence into one essential question. “The Modern Man” is another standout track – Curran’s stark vision stands sharply against a dark, tense, shivering backdrop. Even, or perhaps especially, the love songs, cut through the bone. In particular, the earthquake heartache of “San Andreas Fault,” is as graceful as it is devastating.

The opening track, “Years,” strides forward with a dynamic deliberation undercut by repeated speculation about all the trouble’s worth. Ever cautious in her optimism, “Years” introduces the record’s measured truths in fine fashion.

Guest musicians and arrangers are a collection of Toronto and St. John’s notables, including The Once, Todor Kobakov, Bryden Baird, Selina Martin, Oh Susanna, and Martin Tielli.

Six Shooter Records is proud to release Spectators on October 2, 2012.