It's our annual Christmas episode, and though we all had HIGHER hopes for the end of 2021, it looks like COVID will be extending its unwanted stay for another year. But let's just hope we will get back to normal sooner than later and we continue to find a way to fight the virus.
Now Let's FOCUS on Christmas!! In this episode you'll hear from some of our past guests and their Christmas Traditions, I check a few voicemails, Quote the Raven gives us a performance of their Christmas song, "Lonely Christmas Eve and Broadtree play a game of rapid-fire questions.
It's a fun episode, hope you enjoy it!
Brittany Bristow was born on February 8, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Holiday Date (2019), The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020), and Blizzard (2003).
Patrick Kordyback is the lead singer of the band, Stereos.
Stereos are a Canadian pop band from Edmonton, Alberta, formed in 2008. Their musical style fuses aspects of electronic music, rock, and pop. Their breakout came from appearing on the MuchMusic original series, disBAND.
Paige Rutledge is a country singer-songerwriter from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Paige was raised on country music. As a young child, Paige grew up listening to female powerhouses Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, and Carrie Underwood pretending to be them in the car and basement concerts. When Paige was 9, her grandfather who was her biggest influence, passed away and Paige sang at the funeral. It was in that moment Paige recognized that music can connect people and knew she wanted to make music for the rest of her life.
Paige began playing at local restaurants and any venue that would take her. “I remember my parents would have to come with me to all of the bar gigs because I was way too young to be in a bar by myself on the nights I would play” recalls Paige. Some of Paige’s performance highlights include main stage at Toronto Ribfest and Muskoka Ribfest, emerging artist showcase winner at Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Burlington, top 20 at Magna’s Hoedown Showdown, showcases in collaboration with the CMAO, Winterfolk Music Festival, Hillside Inside Festival, and the preliminary winner at The Next Country Music Star in partnership with The Havelock Country Jamboree (semi-finals postponed due to pandemic).
Quote the Raven are a Newfoundland duo consisting of Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden- Clarke. The Duo marry smooth vocal harmonies with an, at times, haunting aesthetic that both bewitches and allures the listener. They draw influence from the likes of Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Brandi Carlile, and The Milk Carton Kids. The pair entertain audiences with their quirky, quick wit dynamic that glimpses into the daily lives of touring musicians.
They have won Music Newfoundland & Labrador’s 2019 Group of the Year, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador's 2021 Group and Folk/Roots artist of the year.