Doug Paisley

Doug Paisley is a Canadian alternative country singer and songwriter with record label No Quarter Records.[1] He was born in Toronto.[2] Paisley's "What About Us?" was featured in Mojo magazine as part of a complimentary CD entitled New Harvest.[3] Paisley has previously toured with Bonnie Prince Billy under the name Dark Hand and Lamplight with artist Shary Boyle. Boyle would illuminate her art in the background while Paisley played the guitar and sang his songs. The pairing received recognition when they were selected to showcase at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008.[4] Doug performed for ten years alongside Chuck Erlichman as a duo entitled Russian Literature and as a tribute act entitled Stanley Brothers.[2]

Paisley's 2010 release Constant Companion receives positive reviews in major publications such as The New Yorker and Spin.[5][6]

Paisley has been featured both on CBC Radio in Canada and on National Public Radio in the United States.

His 2014 album Strong Feelings featured guest appearances by Mary Margaret O'Hara and Garth Hudson. It received positive reviews from Rolling Stone[7] and Pitchfork.[8]

In 2018 Paisley released the album Starter Home, as well as contributing the song "Transient" to the compilation album The Al Purdy Songbook.[9]

Doug Paisley
Doug Paisley at Hillside 2011
Paisley performing at the 2011 Hillside Festival
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresFolk, country
LabelsNo Quarter Records
Associated actsDark Hand and Lamplight, Garth Hudson, Russian Literature, Stanley Brothers: A Loving Tribute, Live Country Music


  • Doug Paisley (No Quarter 2008)[10]
  • Digging in the Ground (EP, Download)
  • Constant Companion (No Quarter 2010)
  • No One But You / If I Wanted To (Heavenly, UK 7″ 45 RPM 2011)
  • Golden Embers (EP, No Quarter 2012)
  • Strong Feelings (No Quarter 2014)[11]
  • Until I Find You (EP, No Quarter 2014)
  • Starter Home (No Quarter 2018)


  1. ^ Young, Andy (13 February 2009). "Doug Paisley: The End Of Solitude". Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b William Ruhlmann: "Doug Paisley" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Covers Archive". Mojo. August 2009. Archived from the original on 2 July 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Doug Paisley". 2009. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  5. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha (11 October 2010). "Gentle on His Mind". The New Yorker: 14.
  6. ^ Menconi, David. "Constant Companion". Spin. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  7. ^ Will, Hermes. "Strong Feelings". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone.
  8. ^ Steven, Hyden. "Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings". Pitchfork. Pitchfork.
  9. ^ "Canadian poet Al Purdy inspires songs by Jason Collett, Sarah Harmer and more". Now, January 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Doug Paisley". Allmusic. 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  11. ^ DeRiso, Nick. "Doug Paisley featuring the Band's Garth Hudson – Strong Feelings (2014)". Something Else!. Retrieved 17 January 2014.

External links

2011 Polaris Music Prize

The 2011 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 19, 2011 The winner was Arcade Fire, for the album The Suburbs.

For the 2011 award, the prize was increased to $30,000 for the winning musician.

Al Purdy Was Here

Al Purdy Was Here is a Canadian documentary film, released in 2015. Directed by Brian D. Johnson, the film is about the A-Frame Campaign, a literary and artistic project to raise funds for the restoration of influential Canadian poet Al Purdy's cabin in Prince Edward County as a writer's and artist's retreat. It also touches upon Purdy's quest to become a great Canadian poet, and the artists wrapped up in his legacy.

In addition to archival footage of Purdy, the film also features writers Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering and Joseph Boyden, actor Gordon Pinsent, and musicians Gordon Downie, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Zubot, Sarah Harmer, Tanya Tagaq and Doug Paisley.

The film debuted at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named second runner-up for the People's Choice Award for Documentaries.

Brad Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music musician and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.

Paisley has sold over 11 million records and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Paisley also wrote songs for Pixar's Cars franchise ("Behind the Clouds", "Find Yourself", "Collision of Worlds" (along with Robbie Williams), "Nobody's Fool", etc.).

Compostela (album)

Compostela is the fifth full-length studio album by the Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn Grant, released October 21, 2014, on Outside Music.The album features collaborations with Buck 65, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith, Rose Cousins, Don Kerr, Doug Paisley, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, Justin Rutledge and Rachel Sermanni. Two tracks, the Buck 65 collaboration "Spades" and the Stewart Legere collaboration "No One's Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)", appeared alongside four non-album tracks on her EP Clairvoyant, released earlier in 2014.

End of the Road Festival

End of the Road Festival is an annual music festival in England which focuses on independent rock and folk music. It is hosted at the Larmer Tree Gardens, on the border of north Dorset and Wiltshire, and usually takes place over the last weekend of August or the first full weekend in September, opening camping on Thursday afternoon with the entertainment running, since 2016, from Thursday evening to Sunday inclusive. The first festival took place in 2006, and it sold out for the first time in 2008. It has sold out in advance every year since. The festival is independently run and started by two friends, Simon Taffe and Sofia Hagberg.

The festival is run over four stages: the Woods Stage, the Garden Stage, the Big Top Stage and the Tipi Tent, as well as a clearing in the woods around the Garden Stage containing a piano at which semi-secret sets take place. There are also children's areas and workshops, a healing field, a film tent, comedy, a library in the forest and a games area (ping pong, table football etc.). Late night entertainment on offer usually includes high profile DJ sets, a silent disco, secret pop-up performances and karaoke. Due to the nature of the gardens the festival is set in it is not unlikely to see peacocks wandering around the area and macaws in the trees.

The festival has a capacity of 16,000 (2014).In 2011, the festival won an award for 'Best Small Festival' at UK Festival Awards. In 2012 claims were made that End of the Road Festival is secretly organized by Scientology. A statement made by the festival has since denied these claims, however acknowledges that two members of management are Scientologists. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, the festival won an award for 'Best Small Festival' at NME Awards.

Feist (singer)

Leslie Feist (born 13 February 1976), known professionally as Feist, is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.

Feist launched her solo music career in 1999 with the release of Monarch. Her subsequent studio albums, Let It Die, released in 2004, and The Reminder, released in 2007, were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 2.5 million copies. The Reminder earned Feist four Grammy nominations, including a nomination for Best New Artist. She has received 11 Juno Awards, including two Artist of the Year. Her fourth studio album, Metals, was released in 2011. In 2012, Feist collaborated on a split EP with metal group Mastodon, releasing an interactive music video in the process.Feist received three Juno awards at the 2012 ceremony: Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Metals, and Music DVD of the Year for her documentary Look at What the Light Did Now.

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Jennifer Castle

Jennifer Castle is a Canadian singer-songwriter, based in Toronto, Ontario. Born in Toronto, she was raised in Mississauga and Orangeville, and spent time living in London, England, and Vancouver, British Columbia, before returning to Toronto and launching her music career at open mic nights in the city.She released two albums under the name Castlemusic, Live at the Music Gallery in 2006 and You Can't Take Anyone in 2008, on Toronto imprint Blue Fog Recordings before signing to Flemish Eye for her third album, which she released under her own name but titled Castlemusic. The record has been re-released on No Quarter Records in New York.

She has appeared on records by Wyrd Visions, Eric Chenaux, Ryan Driver, Bry Webb, Doug Paisley, Constantines and Fucked Up. In 2011, she also participated in the National Parks Project, collaborating with musicians Sebastien Grainger and Dan Werb, and filmmaker Catherine Martin, to produce and score a short documentary film about Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in Quebec.

She has worked with the Toronto Dance Theatre alongside choreographer Ame Henderson for the project Henderson/Castle: Voyager. She has worked with visual artists Tony Romano, Darryl D, Davida Nemeroff, Victoria Cheong, Aimee Dawn Robinson, Barb Lindenberg and Yuula Benivolski, and her songs have appeared in films by Atom Egoyan (The Captive) and Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia).

Her fourth album, Pink City, was released on September 2, 2014, on Idée Fixe Records in Canada and No Quarter worldwide. The album includes string arrangements by Owen Pallett and Mike Smith. The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.She also plays in the band Deloro, based in Toronto, as well as IC/JC/VC, a vocal trio.

Castle released her fifth album, Angels of Death, in May 2018.

Jerry Leger

Jerry Leger (born April 19, 1985) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Since 2005, he has released 11 albums (5 solo, 3 credited to Jerry Leger & The Situation and 3 with his side projects, The Del Fi's and The Bop Fi's) and toured extensively playing shows with acts such as Ron Sexsmith, The Sadies, Jesse Winchester, Fred Eaglesmith, Jill Barber, Justin Townes Earle, Deer Tick, Skydiggers, Jim Lauderdale, Dawes, Tift Merritt, Doug Paisley, among others.

Maik Bruggemeyer of Rolling Stone Magazine in the March 2018 German issue called Leger, "One of the best Canadian songwriters" and the 2017 double LP Nonsense and Heartache " album with many potential favourite songs, so romantic and bold, so full of energy and nostalgia, just like its creator."

Jerry Leger's music has been heard on CBC Radio shows , NPR, WSM, BBC Radio and various campus radio stations. Videos for "You Got Away From Me" and "All Over again ft. Serena Ryder" were in rotation on Country Music Television (CMT).

Ron Sexsmith has appeared on a couple of Leger's albums and called him "One of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time." Leger's last two albums Early Riser (2014) and the double LP Nonsense and Heartache (2017) were produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and released on their record label, Latent Recordings.

Kim Rosen (mastering engineer)

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Shary Boyle

Shary Boyle (born May 26, 1972 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian contemporary visual artist working in the mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting and performance. She currently lives and works in Toronto.

Strong Feelings

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The Cameron House

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The Henrys

The Henrys is a Toronto-based, "nearly instrumental" quartet. Their music features the sound of an antique slide guitar called a Kona (and other slide guitars), along with various other instruments, including pump organ, conch shell, guitars, vocals (sometimes wordless), trumpet, drums, the sonar zombie, and steel drums. The band consists of leader Don Rooke along with a large cast of Toronto musicians that includes Paul Pasmore, John Sheard, Hugh Marsh, Davide DiRenzo, David Piltch, Jorn Anderson, Michael White, Mike Billard, David Trevis, Monte Horton, Jonathan Goldsmith. Vocals have been contributed, over the years, mostly by Mary Margaret O'Hara. Also Becca Stevens, Gregory Hoskins and Martina Sorbara. Rooke, the leader and composer, has recorded and toured with Mary Margaret O'Hara, Doug Paisley, Three Metre Day (with Hugh Marsh and Michelle Willis), Golden Country Classics (with Paisley, Bazil Donovan, Mike Belitsky and Chuck Erlichman), and recorded with Tiny Sun (with Goldsmith and Sorbara, for a 2019 release) and James Williamson, Iggy and the Stooges, among many others.

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