Director: Blake McWilliam Producer: Katherine Barrell Production Company: BackRoad Productions
Songwriters: Meredith Shaw, Tim Chaisson Song Producer: John Angus MacDonald
What a great time we just had at the London Music Club.
We tried something at the end of the show that i think will become a regular thing….we did the encore off the mic. and we liked it.
Photo Credit: Cloud Nine Images Photography
Check out my interview with guest host Karen Gordon on CBC’s Here And Now for the story behind the song.
SINGER-SONGWRITER MEREDITH SHAW TO RELEASE “HARDEST GOODBYE” EP AND TITLE TRACK TO RADIO ON MARCH 4TH
“HARDEST GOODBYE” SECOND EP RELEASE IN ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE “TRINGLES” SERIES
Toronto, ON (January 14, 2014) – Singer-songwriter Meredith Shaw will release “Hardest Goodbye” on March 4th via eOne Music Canada – the second EP in an exciting series of three, 3 song EP recordings that put a spotlight on Shaw as she charts her own path and gives the music world a chance to see her artistic and creative development happen in real time.
Produced by John-Angus Macdonald, a member of the multi-platinum selling band The Trews, “Hardest Goodbye,” is the second of 3 EP’s to be released by Shaw and follows 2013’s phase one release of “Trouble”, produced by acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and producer Joel Plaskett.
Featuring a deeper, more contemplative and rootsier Shaw the three tracks that make up “Hardest Goodbye” reveal a more grounded artist and represent where Shaw is musically right now. “The EP walks the line between pop and the kind of country music I am interested in making. The country influences are there,” explains Shaw. “I’m walking along the alt-country road. I am moving forward. I am doing what I am doing and the world around me is changing.”
Affectionately called the ‘Tringles’ series, the three EPs follow Shaw’s 2011 debut album “Place Called Happy”, an album that easily found fans among music lovers and solidified Shaw as a force to be reckoned with. On “Hardest Goodbye” Shaw continues to set the stage for what’s to come next offering fans an innovative selection of crafted songs withcatchy hooks and delightful choruses – witty and memorable. The songs run the gamut of the country genre; going from honky-tonk to smoky and sultry, to the classic country ‘hurtin’ song, all working together to capture this phase of Shaw’s musical adventure.
The goal of Shaw’s current journey is a full album encapsulating each phase of the ‘Tringles’ series – three EPs each consisting of 3 songs featuring their own unique style and sound. Rather than recording all of the songs and just sitting on them for months on end, she decided to release an EP representing each creative segment of her journey – a snapshot of her evolutionary process.
“I guess what I am doing is more like a reality show of creating music, says Shaw. As long as I am really solid and happy with every stage and it’s good music, that’s what matters. I honestly don’t have all the answers as to what the final product is going to be, but it’s an interesting journey so far. I hope people come with me on this ride, because I think we’re going to end up somewhere really good.”
For more information, please contact:
Charlotte Thompson – Red Umbrella P.R. 416-464-8220 or Charlotte@RedUmbrellaPR.com
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