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Maverick Music Guide

This Holiday Season, we invite you to indulge in some fabulous music by Canadian musicians. We have created this Maverick Music Gift Guide with the hope you will explore new music and discover an artist that you have not heard before. Give the gift of music this holiday season - buy a song, an album or 10 albums! In this Gift Guide you will find a wide variety of music to suit your listening mood from the Blues, to Canadian Roots, Folk, Americana, French Torch Songs, Classical, Musicals, Pop Classics, Christmas, Young Audience and Rock. Most of the albums feature original songs by Jim Byrnes, Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly, Diyet & The Love Soldiers, Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes, Speed Control, Bruce Coughlan, Carmen Braden, Andrea Bettger and Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes - ROOTS & GROOVES.

This Holiday Season, we invite you to indulge in some fabulous
music by Canadian musicians. We have created this Maverick Music Gift Guide with the hope you will explore new music and discover an artist that you have not heard before. Give the gift of music this
holiday season - buy a song, an album or 10 albums! In this Gift Guide you will find a wide variety of music to suit your listening mood from the Blues, to Canadian Roots, Folk, Americana, French Torch Songs,
Classical, Musicals, Pop Classics, Christmas, Young Audience and Rock. Most of the albums feature original songs by Jim Byrnes, Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly, Diyet & The Love Soldiers, Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes, Speed Control, Bruce Coughlan, Carmen Braden, Andrea Bettger and Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes - ROOTS & GROOVES.

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MUSIC GUIDE

Give the

Gift of Music


This Holiday Season, we invite

you to indulge in some fabulous

music by Canadian musicians. We

have created this Maverick Music

Gift Guide with the hope you will

explore new music and discover

an artist that you have not heard

before. Give the gift of music this

holiday season - buy a song, an album

or 10 albums! In this Gift Guide you will

find a wide variety of music to suit your

listening mood from the Blues, to Canadian

Roots, Folk, Americana, French Torch Songs,

Classical, Musicals, Pop Classics, Christmas, Young Audience and Rock. Most of the albums

feature original songs by Jim Byrnes, Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly, Diyet & The Love Soldiers,

Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes, Speed Control, Bruce Coughlan, Carmen Braden, Andrea Bettger

and Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes - ROOTS & GROOVES.

Music will sustain and feed our souls this Holiday Season. Indulge yourself and please share

the Gift Guide!

Margot Holmes & Debbie Peters

Partners in the Maverick Cooperative

www.maverickcooperative.com


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KEN LAVIGNE

Singer Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the

hearts of concert goers across North America

with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound

and modern style. Recognized early for the

outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice as well

as the ease and agility with which he sings,

Ken was a founding member of The Canadian

Tenors and co-founded the successful tenor trio,

Romanza. Over the past decade, Ken shifted

his focus to independently producing solo

performances and recordings that include eight

albums: Believe, Keep Holding On, Showtime,

Comfort & Joy, The Ken Lavigne Christmas

Roadshow, Closer Than Ever and Let Me Be Frank.

KEN LAVIGNE 3 KNIGHTS WITH A TENOR

KEN LAVIGNE

3 Knights

Design & Layout: Catsass Media Design, Nanaimo, BC

Photos of Ken: BK Studios Photographers, Victoria, BC

Ken Lavigne is managed by Caline Artists International

Bookings contact: 1.800.359.8558 or margot@caline.com

with a Tenor

Produced By Ken Lavigne

Mastered by Zak Cohen

Mixed by Thomas Kinzel and Zak Cohen

Zak Cohen & Thomas Kinzel - Recording Engineers

Recorded at Woodshop Recording Studio, Duncan, BC

and Thomas Kinzel Studios, Vancouver Island, Canada

Lead Vocals: Ken Lavigne

Piano & Keyboards: Thomas Kinzel and Andy Slade

Bass: Casey Ryder and Alex MacCuaig

Drums: Tom Salter

Guitars: Casey Ryder

Violins: Moritz Behm & Sarah Tradewell

Harp: Julia Cunningham

Featured Vocals on Track 9: Kristina Héléne

Vocal Harmonies: Kristina Héléne

admiring and emulating.

I hope you will enjoy our

unique arrangements of

these beautiful melodies.

Lloyd Webber, and Elton John

are but a few of the musicians

I grew up listening to.

3 Knights with a Tenor is my

cheeky title for a concert that

allows me licence to perform

some music that I adore. Songs

that may not fall into the traditional

“classical” tenor repertoire, but are

nevertheless timeless in their own

right. Paul McCartney, Andrew

RECORDINGS

3 Knights with a Tenor (2019)

I know your worries, that keep you away

Love went wrong for you before but I’m here today

Just like a river, we have to obey

The fire of this heart beat, My heart beat, wants you to stay

Closer than ever, out in the moon light

Closer than ever, under the stars

Light up the world now, with one single spark

Closer than ever, it all will be ours

And when the evening comes, we’re alone in the night

We may be restless deep inside but we’ll be alright

You’ve got the key, you’re holding on tight

Open the door now, open your door now, and we’ll have tonight

Your heart was torn, I know, it’s hard to believe it

You feel inside that you are strong enough, that you can receive it.

Closer than ever, out in the moon light

Closer than ever, under the stars

Light up the world now, with one single spark

Closer than ever, it all will be ours

Bass: Alex MacCuaig, Casey Ryder

We have to believe it, that we know from the start

Drums: Tom Salter

If our hearts get beaten down we won’t fall apart

Just Feature like an Vocals: old movie Alison we MacDonald can be the same

Fate guides Lead us Vocals: in the Ken night, Lavigne to meet in the rain

Closer Than Ever (2016)

Ken Lavigne Guitar: Casey Ryder

Closer Than Ever

Piano: Patrick Courtin, Dave Lieffertz, Brent Jarvis

Violin: Moritz Behm

Photos of Ken: BK Studios Photographers, Victoria, BC

3 Knights with a Tenor is my cheeky title for a concert that gives

me licence to perform tunes that I adore, that may not fall into

the traditional “classical” repertoire. Paul McCartney, Andrew

Lloyd Webber, and Elton John are but a few of the musicians I

grew up listening to, admiring

and emulating. I

hope you will enjoy our

unique arrangements of

these timeless classics.

Design & Layout: Catsass Media Design, Nanaimo, BC

Ken Lavigne is managed by Caline Artists International

Bookings contact: 1.800.359.8558 or margot@caline.com

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Produced by Ken Lavigne

Recorded at the

Woodshop Studio, Duncan B.C.

Recording Engineer: Zak Cohen

Mixed & Mastered by Zak Cohen

KEN LAVIGNE LET ME BE FRANK!

1. Forever Young

2. My Father’s Son

Let me be

3. Closer Than Ever

4. Still Haven’t Found What

I’m Looking For

5. Always A Woman

6.

Frank!

Bridge Over Troubled Water

7. I’ll Be Seeing You

8. Desparado

9. I See the Light

10. Loch Lomond

11. Song For The Mira

12. Can’t Help Falling In Love

KEN LAVIGNE CLOSER THAN EVER

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Ever

1. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

2. Jingle Bells

3. Mrs. Claus Is Stepping Out

4. Mele Kalikimaka

5. Here Comes Santa Claus

6. Winter Wonderland

7. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

8. Dance Into Christmas

9. It’s A Marshmallow World

10. Deck The Halls

11. Blue Christmas

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Let me be Frank (2019)

Closer Than Ever (2016)

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The Ken Lavigne Christmas

Musical Roadshow (2016)


Long Hot Summer Days (2017)

RECORDINGS

Long Hot Summer Days’ is an album that reflects everything that Byrnes looks for in a

song. As he points out; “Most blues fans are on the lookout for the sound of a tasty blues

guitar, but for me what makes or breaks a song is the singer.” As anyone who’s ever heard

him before can attest, Jim’s always been an exceptional vocalist, but for this album he

wanted to take his performances to another level. Byrnes explains, “All of the singers I’ve

ever loved have known when to hold

back. I’ve finally learned to work with

restraint, and that if you don’t throw it

all out at your audience, you can work

with what you don’t reveal. And, sometimes

what you can suggest without

actually singing it overtly gets pretty

interesting. I think with this record, I’ve

finally learned to sound like myself.”

JIM BYRNES

Jim Byrnes lives and breathes music. For nearly

fifty years he’s crooned, drawled, belted, hollered

and sweet talked more songs into a microphone

than most people ever get to hear in a single lifetime.

His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a

truth that doesn’t come overnight. The sheer joy

you can hear in the music he creates is a reason to

celebrate Jim Byrnes as a living musical treasure.

St. Louis bred, Byrnes moved to Vancouver, BC

in the mid-70s after years of drifting, working odd

jobs and playing music. He’s been a mainstay on

both the music and screen scenes ever since.

With many award winning albums to his credit

(Maple Blues Awards, WCMAs, Junos, Canadian

Folk Music Awards), Jim Byrnes is that artist who

will light up the stage with songs and stories, tried

and true.

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Cross Road Blues

St. Louis Times (2014) I Hear The Wind In

Everywhere West (2010)

the Wires (2012)

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JOËLLE RABU &

NICO RHODES

Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes are a dynamic mother

and son duo that create magic on stage. As one

critic summed it up so well: “Rabu is Edith Piaf,

Bette Midler and Carole Burnett all rolled into one

extraordinary performer. Her passion-filled voice

is spine-tingling and her stage presence electric.”

“Nico Rhodes’ musical ability is nothing short of

stunning with breathtakingly fresh sounds and

style radiating from this young musician whose

hands effortlessly fly across a keyboard leaving us

in utter amazement and jumping to our feet at the

end of a solo!”

RECORDINGS

Full Circle (2014)

Full Circle showcases the vocal prowess for which Joëlle is known

(Tonight…Piaf), combined with the piano virtuosity of her son, Nico

Rhodes. It speaks to both heart and soul, spanning an emotional

gamut from vulnerable to powerhouse, velvet to whisky and regret

to salvation. Well-known for her ability to delve into several musical

styles. What makes this album unique and entertaining is the connection

she has with her accompanist pianist, Nico Rhodes – who is

Joëlle’s son and making his own headlines as an award winning musician

on the Canadian composition, jazz and musical theatre scenes.

Full Circle expresses the laughter, the heartache; the bittersweet

moments of the past quarter century experienced by both mother

and son. The album was recorded on a creative whim, no overdubs,

no multiple takes, all live…performed with a simple mutual desire to

sing, to play, to breathe together.

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Cucurucucu

Under Paris Skies

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Padam


Headlights - single (2020)

Headlights is one to crank in the car, driving down the highway. This tune

reflects on living in the Yukon, lost love, hitting the free store for tapes but

overall it’s about having a good time and enjoying life.

“Headlights” is the song to play when you just need to keep going. Whether

you’ve got a few miles left of

a road trip or need an extra

jolt to get you through the

rest of your homework, the

nod-along melody will help

you keep your goals in sight.

- idobiradio

RECORDINGS

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SPEED CONTROL

Hailing from Canada’s North in the Yukon, Speed

Control is the rock band that can make you move

even at minus 40! Described as “Super tight, riff

heavy, harmony rock” (The Province, Vancouver

Sun), Speed Control has a captivating sound with

an energy that will leave you smiling, singing, dancing,

and wanting more. Brothers Graeme and Jody

Peters have been joined by new members Eric Holland

(Drums, Vocals) and Greg McLaughlin (lead

guitar, vocals). With the added depth and creativity,

new material and new energy is on the way.

Drawing on influences from Jimmy Eat World, Foo

Fighters, The Barenaked Ladies, and Motley Crue,

Speed Control is 100% Rock and Roll. They are a

band that plays hard, with passion and energy, be it

to 40, 400, 4000, and the end goal of 40,000 people.

This may seem like a lofty goal, but if you can

live in the Yukon, load in and out of shows at minus

40, and still come out sweaty, then this doesn’t

seem like too hard of a mountain to conquer.

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Still Standing

Speed Control (2017) Inspector Tang

The A.D.D. Sides (2010)

- single (2020)

5


DIYET & THE

LOVE SOLDIERS

Born in a tent, raised in a cabin on the shores of a glacial

lake in the Kluane region of Canada’s Yukon Territory,

Diyet embodies her Southern Tutchone, Japanese,

Tlingit and Scottish roots with a musical presence that

is equally diverse and unique.

Diyet is Alternative Folk, Roots, Country and Traditional

Aboriginal with melodies and stories deeply rooted in

her Indigenous world view and northern life. Her songs

are an interpretation of a northern reality: hard, raw

and will break you if it can but at the same time, always

beautiful, gentle, strange and intensely alive. She performs

as a trio, Diyet & the Love Soldiers, with husband

and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout on guitar and

foot percussion and multi-instrumentalist, Bob Hamilton.

Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two

worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life

is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday,

fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on

the stage singing for you!”

RECORDINGS

Diyet & The Love Soldiers (2018)

Diyet & the Love Soldiers self titled album is close to home but

universal in nature. Diyet writes from a personal and honest place

which is real and hopeful and that is pretty much who Diyet & the

Love Soldiers are - earnest, grassroots, northern people. Released

in 2018, Diyet & The Love Soldiers received nominations for: Folk

Album Of The Year at The 2019 Indigenous Music Awards; Indigenous

Artist Of The Year at the 2019 Western Canadian Music

Awards; and winner of the Indigenous Songwriter Of The Year at

the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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When You Were King (2013)

The Breaking Point (2010)

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Two Little Birds


Waiting For Rain (2017)

RECORDINGS

Waiting for Rain draws on a lifetime of experience. It is retrospective,

nostalgic and Bluesy in nature, while highlighting my ability as

songsmith, vocalist and classical (nylon string) guitarist.

BRUCE

COUGHLAN

It’s all about the Song! A career songwriter and

recording artist residing in British Columbia, Bruce

Coughlan is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and

composer with over four decades of professional

experience. An expressive singer and rock-solid

guitarist (flat-pick & fingerstyle), Bruce sports an

extensive repertoire spanning an array of Roots

Music genres and styles. Performing solo or in an

ensemble, Bruce delivers great songs & stories

expertly. He has written hundreds of songs and

performed at thousands of venues, ranging from

coffee houses and folk clubs to a Canada Day performance

on Parliament Hill. Bruce might be best

recognised for his historically based ballads, written

on Pacific Canadian themes. He has been the

composer and lead singer of Tiller’s Folly for over

two decades.

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Step Into My Kitchen (2017)

This is where his

YouTube Video will

be placed

A Minstrel in Moray (2014)

The Wild Bird’s Nest (2006)

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20th Anniversary Special

- DVD (2020)


CARMEN

BRADEN

Carmen Braden is a versatile, genre-jumping musician

from the Canadian sub-Arctic. Winner of

the Western Canadian Music Award for Classical

Composer of the Year for two consecutive years

(2019 & 2020), Carmen is a composer/performer

based in her hometown of Yellowknife, Northwest

Territories. Hailed as “a talented, bold musician”

(Up Here Magazine), Carmen is a life-long Northerner

whose music has been described as “dropdead

gorgeous” (Ottawa Citizen). Carmen’s second

studio album Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars

(2019) was nominated for an East Coast Music

Award for Classical Album of the Year. Her debut

studio album Ravens was released in 2017 - both

albums are on the Centrediscs label.

RECORDINGS & MERCHANDISE

Songs of the Invisible Summer

Stars (2019)

Her lyrical sensibilities are informed by her song-based work and

shine through with driving grooves, delicate soundscapes, interplay

of space and density,

all informed by her

contemplation and use of

field recordings from the

North.

Fall to Alaska

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Ravens (2017)

Egg Shaker

8

Ravens Toque


ROOTS &

GROOVES

Veteran folk artist Rick Scott joins forces with

young keyboard ace Nico Rhodes for an inter-generational

smorgasbord of roots, rhythm and

groove! What do you get when you combine an

infamous folkie with a rising star, seasoned expertise

and youthful exuberance, old school groove

with Broadway chops? Rick and Nico blur all

boundaries, in a word, they cook! Based on their

new CD, ROOTS & GROOVES combines piano,

dulcimer and vocals in highly entertaining songs

of love, life and loss spiced with mastery and mischief.

The alchemy of these two men 40 years

apart in age is amazing audiences everywhere.

ROOTS & GROOVES (2017)

Veteran dulcimer ace and young keyboard maverick join forces

for an intergenerational smorgasbord of roots, rhythm and

groove!

What do you get when you combine a famed folkie with a rising

star seasoned expertise and youthful exuberance old school

groove with Broadway chops?

Rick and Nico blur all boundaries, in a word, they cook!

RECORDINGS

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Snooze Music (2006)

Making Faces (2000)

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The Mystery


TILLER’S FOLLY

West Coast Celtic Roots band Tiller’s Folly has

been telling tales as old as time with a modern

lyrical twist, and a penchant for stirring tales of

intrigue and adventure, inspired by true life heroes

and villains - backed by their potent mix of

acoustic Celtic-influenced roots sound.

Across nine albums Tiller’s Folly has united communities

across the globe with songs steeped in

Scottish, Irish and Canadian west coast tradition.

Their lively songs of happy wars, highwaymen and

moonshiners, sad songs of love turned sour and

the lonely immigrant’s sorrow, and whimsical sea

shanties that compel audiences to tap their feet,

clap their hands and sing along with gusto. Their

global fanbase that has fallen in love with timeless

hits like ‘Water at the Bar’, ‘Death & Taxes’

and ‘Ghosts of Read Island’, ‘Spanish Banks’ and

‘Steamboatin’ Jamiesons’ to name a few.

RECORDINGS

Stirring Up Ghosts (2015)

Stirring up Ghosts contains songs of triumph and mystery, tales of intrigue

and adventure and true life heroes & villains of the True North’s

flamboyant past.

The aim of this collection is to foster awareness of Canadian Heritage,

Culture & History through

the arts. The Tiller’s Folly

have written & produced

an unprecedented collection

of historically based

songs. Each song is a celebration

of our history. Each

song lends insight into life

on the Northern Frontier.

Death & Taxes

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Go the Road (2012)

A River So Wide (2007)

10

20th Anniversary Special

- DVD (2020)


Bush Chords (2020)

RECORDINGS

The album, a mix of instrumental and vocals, is inspired by the stories

of Bettger’s own Northern experiences. “Animals that live here,

the sunsets that I experienced out on the lake, the birch syrup season

in the spring, all stories from my experiences through music.”

ANDREA

BETTGER

Andrea Bettger has experience playing classical, jazz

and bluegrass styles, and experiments in the electric

world of sounds on her instrument.

She has performed and recorded with countless artists

including The Rheostatics and the Jerry Cans, and

has opened the stage for Jimmy Rankin and Buffy St.

Marie.

Her musical efforts won her the honour of “Citizen

of the Year” in 2007, and she represented the North

as a fiddler at “NorthernScene” at the National Arts

Centre in Ottawa in 2013. The release of her first all

original album got her a nomination for Instrumental

Solo Artist of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music

Awards in November of 2018. Her band performed

at the CFMA Awards Ceremony. In summer 2020,

Andrea released her second album Bush Chords in

a socially distanced concert with the stage being on a

houseboat, floating on Great Slave Lake and the audience

attending in canoes!

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Pave The Lonely Highway

Snappy Day (2018)

Yellow Snow (single)

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Getting the Kids to

School on Time (single)


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