Raise a Glass is where we grab our figurative Mojitos in a toast to some of the awesome things that our artist friends have been up to lately. This time we’ve got chart-topping tunes, East Coast Music Awards and a Searchlight Finalist!
Erik Lind & The Orchard hit 2013 full-on. After releasing their album Great White North, the track ‘War Outside’ hit #1 in early January on the CBC Radio 3 (R3-30) charts. They went on to hold a Top 30 chart spot for 7 consecutive weeks! Not bad for a debut EP.
You can catch the Montreal band on March 12 at Divan Orange. They’ll be in Toronto March 20th playing at Czehoski for CMW.
Producer/Engineer/Drummer/Sonic Magician Joshua Van Tassel has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award. His self-titled album is up for Electronic Recording of the Year.
Josh’s new album ‘Dream Date’ will be coming out March 26th on Backwards Music.
Congrats to Lydia Hol, who has made the regional finals of CBC’s Searchlight competition! Lydia is one of the five finalists representing Vancouver in the nation-wide competition to find Canada’s ‘Best New Artist’. The regional winner will be determined by votes, so head over to Searchlight and throw Lydia a vote!