The 11th Annual Manitoulin Country Fest is now in the history books. Great Lakes Country 103 (Little Current, ON) does a fantastic job organizing and making this event run as smoothly as possible. This year, 15 acts graced the MCF stage over three days. There were also two cruises, hosted by North Channel Cruise Lines, to take part in – the Wednesday night Fundraiser Dinner Cruise, which this year supported Manitoulin Community Living & Special Olympics; and the Friday Songwriter Showcase.
In this video, our Linda Heldman interviewed Aaron Grain, David Roberts and Chris Duncombe from The Washboard Union. This trio has had a great year on the charts with singles “Shot of Glory” and “Head Over Heels” (2016) – from their album, In My Bones – and their current single, “Shine” from a forth-coming album. All their hard work and popularity have landed them several award nominations, including the CCMA‘s, which will air on September 10th from Saskatoon, SK, for Group or Duo of the Year and Roots Artist or Group of the Year. Find out how they feel about these nominations, the new single, one of their pre-show rituals and more!
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.