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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | INDIE

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | INDIE
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"Various Review Quotes"


After watching Audra perform live:

" Audra Raulyns surprisingly sultry voice captures the essence of yesteryear, with a distinct flair and resemblance to Patsy Cline."

Ann F. Rosen Ferrier
Business Development Officer/Trade Commissioner
Canadian Consulate General
Chicago, Illinois

East Coast Country Music sparkplug "
-Stephen Cooke-Chronicle Herald

She’s got a wide range in her voice, and an eye for good material"
-Stephen Cooke
Entertainment Reporter
Chronicle Herald

'"Her voice hits you like freight train,
so powerful that it takes your breath away.
There are stars in the country music world today
that would give anything for her ability"
Music Director
FX101.9 Country Radio Halifax

"Audra Raulyns is one of the finest singer-songwriters to emerge in what is fast becoming a revolution in the Atlantic Canadian Music Industry.
She is as finely tuned to her creative talents as she is to her fans musical preferences, knowing full well the delicate balance between a fulfilled artist and commercial success.
Her music is as heartfelt as it is appealing to a mass radio and touring audience covering a wide range of styles from moving ballads to infectiously danceable country rockers. I consider it a privilege to work together with Audra producing her recordings and being part of her future success."
-Scott D. Ferguson
Producer / President
Ferguson Music Productions Inc. NS

"All That - Self written Barn raiser"
Ralph Murphy
ASCAP Nashville, TN.

Audra Raulyns:
"She is refreshingly humble about her string of success and it comes as no surprise that this talented entertainer is receiving wide recognition for her captivating performances. A very passionate performer!! Audra's love of performing is obvious from the moment she draws you in with her unique and unforgettable voice. Audra always leaves her audiences happy; however, unsatisfied as they are clamouring for more!"
Audrey Alexander
Two time ECMA Award Winner

" enormous vocal ability, her never ending energy and sensitive heart."
John Gavin
Music Promoter/Publisher
Atlantic Seabreeze

“Audra Raulyns has the most original female voice that a Country music audience has ever been captivated by.”
Carla Balser
Manager of The Rodeo Lounge
Dartmouth NS

“these sound just wonderful…really love the production, and voice is fantastic”
George Howard: Berklee Lecturer Boston Mass.
(when asked to comment on Audra’s 2006 recording project)

…”.it sounds great! You have a great song here and an even better singer!”
Joe Wood – President RDR MUSIC (after hearing the release of 180 Pounds from CD “All That”)


"CCMA send off Party"

Country singer Audra Raulyns fired me off an e-mail last week, inviting me to visit with her, The Ennis Sisters, Dave Gunning, J.P. Cormier and Mark Cameron at the wonderful Rodeo Lounge.
This great group was off to attend Canadian Country Music Awards in Saint John, N.B., on the weekend and Wednesday night they were getting a royal send-off from fans and friends.

How could I resist? Hanging with all those cowboys and cowgirls in boots, hats and chaps; drinking
whisky at the bar; getting into a fist-fight with a cattle rustler named Hank. Ok, so it was Absolutely nothing like that. But the music was great and the crowd happy (who can blame them?) t have a great lineup of top-notch musical entertainers...

... I particularly enjoyed" Audra's soul-grabbing vocals."

FX-101's effervescent DJ Bill Hart hosted the night; I'm not sure he stopped grinning all
Thanks for the invite, Audra. Yee-haw and All That
- The Daily News Halifax- Jeremy Webb

"Nashville comes to Canso"

Stan Rogers Festival 2007
Posted on Jul 11 2007 in Music
by Josh Measures

The 11th edition of the Stan Rogers festival featured a collection of artists from Scotland to Tuva, but it was the overload of Nashville talent that truly blew the Canso crowd away.

First time performer at Stanfest, Audra Raulyns, a Toronto native who has been living in Nova Scotia since she was a young girl, took the stage by storm; her sultry jazz vocals booming from her tiny frame.

Raulyns, still in a bit of shock from the outpouring of support from fans and musicians alike, described her StanFest experience. “I was incredibly honoured…It’s been a wonderful experience. Everyone in Canso has been lovely. It’s nice to be able to honour such a prolific writer,” said Raulyns.

Lucky audience members were able to capture three intimate performances with Raulyns over the weekend. She performed songs off of her 2006 release All That.
The StanFest rookie appeared quite comfortable on stage, joking and laughing between songs. Favourites included radio single “No Halos” and title track “All That”.
Raulyns said one of StanFest’s keys to success are the intimate songwriting workshops. Raulyns, who participated in two over the weekend, believes the workshops are a great way to build talent. “I’ve noticed that year after year this is a festival that builds songwriters and entertainers. One year there is an artist that is a smaller profile, like myself, and then the next year it grows, and then the next year it grows,” said Raulyns.

Although the festival is over, there is still some good news for Audra Raulyns fans; she has already promised to return next year if invited.
- The Canso Breeze


I have been nominated for
Music Nova Scotia Country Music Artist/Recording of the Year for 2007. - NewAud Music Entertainment


180 Pounds- prerelease single from ALL THAT streamed and airtime achieved
All That
Forever For Always
Nobody’s Better Half
Like There’s a Tomorrow
No Halo’s Tonight
Soon Real Soon
Any Other Stone
I Almost Call Your Name
Could You Walk a Mile?- single radio release - 8 weeks
Take me to the Dance
Never Gone
Young Heartache
Rainy Day
I’ll Be There
Yesterday’s Girl
(own songs recorded)

Bobbie McGee
Till I Can make it on My Own
Johnny One Time
Angel Of the Morning
Old Weakness
You’ve Got a Way with Me
Sweetest Thing
What the World Needs Now
Strawberry Wine
Breakdown Here
Broken Rd.
Bring on the Rain
I Can’t Make You Love Me
455 Rocket
(covers recorded)

plus a hundred additional country and classic rock favorites




Three notes from her lips draw silence in a jam-packed room. People stop mid-sentence to pay attention to this powerful yet sultry voice. Her sweet, soulful songs capture you, the moment you meet Audra Raulyns.

Audra's early voyages to Nashville spoiled any sensible notion of any ordinary existence. Two tracked radio releases, appearances at fairs and festivals, and a guest appearance on the Tommy Hunter Show at 14, deep-seated the desire of her young heart.

Her first national introduction as a Nova Scotia artist was her radio release of "Could You Walk a Mile?" during the Country Music Week of 98, that featured Audra in two premiere showcases, and touring the Maritimes at provincial exhibitions, festivals, halls and theatres, on regional television.

Her first love, is the indescribable connection with a live audience. It was captured at an impromptu recording of Audra at an open mic at the CCMA's in Saint John NB 2006.

Her latest personal project is her full length original CD "All That"; released October 5th 2006, which not only shows her humour but enormous vocal ability, never-ending energy and sensitive heart. Just like her live shows, this woman's recorded music leads you through incredible highs and heart wrenching lows. "All That", is produced by the talented Scott Ferguson at "Ferguson Music Productions Inc."(FMP) It's compiled with three of Audra's own penned songs, three never before released selections from the CCMA Hall of Fame Inductee Barry Brown (of the beloved Family Brown). Selections from Nashville based producer/songwriter, CMA and ACM award winner Mr. Kim Tribble, and a power ballad from Nova Scotia's own southern rock and blues band, Oakley, written by Wayne Nicholson and Ritchie Oakley.

"No Halos" her first national single release off the CD in the April 07 Canadian Country Music News, Can Con Ratings charted it #43, and #95 for all of 2007. The spring and summer of 2007 included live performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Four Days in July – Liverpool Privateers Days, Western Exhibition – Yarmouth NS, Fox Mountain Country Music Festival and The Dutch Mason Blues Festival – Truro.

In October of 2007, in FMP studio, Audra invited The Elliotts – The East Coast Kings of Swing- to record the classic “Santa Baby”. With the addition of festival friends Darryl Hebb, acoustic guitar player and the international sing/songwriter and sax player Ian Sherwood, with drums and production by Scott Ferguson Audra’s soulful, country voice easily recorded live off the floor with the swing fiddle family.

The sultry 1953 Christmas classic “Santa Baby” played on the radio airwaves as a season favourite in 2007. CBC radio, AM/FM community, and internet radio throughout Canada as well as internationally gave the rendition partiality. “The sexiest Christmas song ever”- Bill Hart FX101.9

Audra ‘s fall/winter radio release "Any Other Stone"- Charted after three weeks on Canadian Country Music News, and into 2008 continues to climb. In addition, through AirPlay Direct (an online distribution site) by several international stations including seven in Australia.

It is her live show and connection with her audience that is her best calling card. That is really where you get to meet her. No other female entertainer in Atlantic Canada compels audiences the way she can. This performer, beyond the typical description, needs to be experienced. Audra commands her stage, no matter the platform. She coerces you to laugh, cry, dance and sing along. She definitely gives all that she has!!
…"Audra always leaves her audiences happy; However, unsatisfied as they are clamoring for more!
---Audrey Alexander Two time ECMA Award Winner

Audra also organized, hosted and performed at the Halifax Esso Natal Day Talent Show for 7 years. This is where she claims she cut her teeth at event management. She actively uses her organizational and musical skills to assist in her charity of choice – Silent Witness Nova Scotia. Some of her most recent organized events are: the 2007 ECMA Partnered Country Music Showcases that featured over 18 different Atlantic Country singer/songwriters and entertainers in three packed days of performances. The CMT National Star Search Halifax taping that had the highest recorded turn out for audition, and the highest audience count recorded nationally, as well as WAGONS EAST Country Music Festival with 12 local and regional bands from across Canada, featuring CCMA Award winner Aaron Pritchett.

The Elliotts

The Elliott’s have been traveling and playing East Coast Swing music since before the boys could shave. Patriarch, Carl Elliott is a recipient of the ECMA Stompin’ Tom Connors, Lifetime achievement award and is a Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame member. The