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"2008 Juno Nominations"

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Belly
Jeremy Fisher
Justin Nozuka
Serena Ryder
Suzie McNeil



Celine Dion emerged as the big winner when the 2008 Juno Award nominations were announced in Toronto Tuesday morning.

The Quebec chanteuse led the pack with six nominations, while indie darling Feist, pop-punk starlet Avril Lavigne, and crooner Michael Buble all scored five.

The winners will be announced in Calgary on April 6th, at a ceremony hosted by comedian Russell Peters, a choice he said organizers would come to regret.

“This is a show I generally would never have watched,” he deadpanned.

For those who do watch the event, artists slated to perform include Feist, Lavigne, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and Anne Murray, who has the most Juno nominations of all time, and scored another for Pop Album of the Year for Duets: Friends & Legends.

Journalists, artists, and industry types packed the Royal York’s Imperial Room to learn the nominees in 39 categories.

Dion added to her 53 previous nominations with nods for the Juno Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year, Francophone Album of the Year (for D’elles) and Pop Album of the Year (Taking Chances), while both her albums were nominated for Album of the Year. Feist scored nominations for Single of the Year (1234), Album of the Year (The Reminder), Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Lavigne was nominated for the Juno Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year (Girlfriend), Album of the Year (The Best Damn Thing), Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. Buble earned nominations for the Juno Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year (Everything), Album of the Year (Call Me Irresponsible), Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.

Montreal collective Arcade Fire, rockers Finger Eleven, and alt-country veterans Blue Rodeo all earned three nominations.

“As a Canadian, the Junos are kind of like the Holy Grail of music awards,” said Measha Brueggergosman, whose album Surprise was nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.

“This is definitely a huge validation for me,” said Belly, an Ottawa rapper who was nominated for New Artist of the Year and Rap Recording of the Year (for The Revolution.) “I’ve seen artists struggling to make it everywhere I go, and for me to be somebody that made it...that’s a beautiful thing.”

It was also announced that this year’s inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame will be rock trio Triumph. Vocalist/drummer Gil Moore was on hand for the announcement.

“To end up in the Hall of Fame, it just kind of hits you over the head like a 2x4,” he said.

Other artists with multiple nominations include sultry R&B singer Jully Black, alternative rockers Wintersleep, Jeremy Fisher, reggae-pop trio Bedouin Soundclash, Francophone songwriter Daniel Bélanger, world music artist Jesse Cook, and Rufus Wainwright. Polaris Prize winners Patrick Watson scored one nominatiton.

“Canadian music has never shone so brightly,” said Stephen Stohn, chair of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Nominations highlights:

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD
Avril Lavigne
Celine Dion
Claude Dubois
Michael Buble
Nelly Furtado

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Girlfriend, Avril Lavigne
1234, Feist
Paralyzer, Finger Eleven
Seven Day Fool, Jully Black
Everything, Michael Buble

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
The Dutchess, Fergie
Noel, Josh Groban
Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna
Timbaland Presents Shock Value, Timbaland

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The best damn thing, Avril Lavigne
D’elles, Celine Dion
Taking Chances, Celine Dion
The Reminder, Feist
Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Avril Lavigne
Celine Dion
Feist
Michael Buble
Pascale Picard

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire
Blue Rodeo
Finger Eleven
Hedley
Kain

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Belly
Jeremy Fisher
Justin Nozuka
Serena Ryder
Suzie McNeil

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dragonette
Faber Drive
illScarlet
State of Shock
Wintersleep

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
LP, Holy ***
Close to Paradise, Patrick Watson
The Con, Tegan and Sara
Welcome to the Night Sky, Wintersleep - The National Post


"Jeremy Fisher Hooks Up With Barnes And Noble And Craig Ferguson"

Vancouver singer/songwriter Jeremy Fisher is continuing to make inroads in the U.S. after releasing his Goodbye Blue Monday album in his homeland and creating a YouTube sensation with the homemade video for his "Cigarette" single earlier this year.

While Goodbye Blue Monday won't be generally released south of the border by Wind-up Records until Sept. 18, it will be available as of Aug. 1 in Barnes And Noble stores as part of the book and music retailer's Discover Artist program. Fisher's third album will get a major push and he'll be making select in-store appearances between now and October.

Fisher will perform songs from the album on The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson on both Aug. 20 and 21. His music will also be featured in the forthcoming Eva Longoria film, Over My Dead Body.

Here are Fisher's Canadian tour dates:

July 26 Edmonton, AB @ EdFest w/Great Big Sea
July 27 Fort McMurray, AB @ MacDonald Island Park w/Great Big Sea
July 28 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival w/Great Big Sea
- Chartattack.com


"Jeremy Fisher Riding To Fame With Home-made Video"

Jeremy Fisher is that guy who could get away with wearing a bath robe to class and still remain the most popular kid in school.

Whether it means riding his bike clear across the country in support of his last album, Let It Shine, or filming his own claymation-style music videos, the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter can do pretty much anything nutty and continue to be seen as one of Canada's top emerging talents.

Fisher's DIY ethic is as fierce as the tempestuous curls on his head, a quality the young buck has to thank for his successes, like his recent signing to Wind-Up Records. But while the rest of us are busy raising an eyebrow at how he's managed to garner so much attention with his unconventional approaches to music, Fisher's already looking ahead towards his next challenge.

"I can really speak to what I try to do make [my music] stand out. I have a pretty wide array of influences. I grew up listening to a lot of hard rock — AC/DC, Van Halen and Rush, and a bunch of other bands that I'm too embarrassed to mention — and that's a fundamental part of who I am musically.

"Lately, though, I've gotten into a lot of singer/songwriter stuff and a lot of classic blues, so what I try to do is make a sound that is timeless, but is contemporary at the same time. That's all I can hope to try to do — make something that will last and is refreshing. The record that I made, Goodbye Blue Monday, is a real throwback to a lot of '60s folk revival stuff. But at the same time there are a lot of pop hooks in there, and modern song structures. So that's what I was trying to achieve, I guess, something that was new but also harkened back to the stuff I used to listen to."

Goodbye Blue Monday is Fisher's latest musical creation, a collection of striking folk tunes drenched in pop melodies and sincere emotions. The record is set to be released in the States in August, but Fisher plans on heading down in June to support it ahead of time. A European tour is also in the works.

Fisher has also been catching the attention of YouTube frequenters with his wildly inventive music video for "Cigarette." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGn0q1zoibw)
With more than 1.4 million views and counting, the video — involving a plasticine cigarette and delayed filming techniques — has been an interesting marketing tool for Fisher. But from his perspective, it was just another one of those crazy ideas that left judging eyes so intrigued that full marks were in order.

"I'm really into the videos," Fisher says. "They're fun."It's kind of a creative outlet for me. Whether they're good or bad, it doesn't really matter to me, because if they're bad and I put them up on YouTube or something, they'll just go away. They'll just kind of fade from existence. It's kind of me working on my music while I take a break from it at the same time."

Here are Fisher's Canadian tour dates:

May 18 Hamilton, ON @ Westside Theatre
May 21 Barrie, ON @ Barrie Waterfront Festival
June 21 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
July 15 Montreal, QC @ Olympia
- Chartattack.com


"Billy Bob Thornton Fiasco: Explained!"

When CBC Q host Jian Ghomeshi interviewed The Boxmasters on Wednesday, he had one hell of an ordeal in dealing with the band's drummer, Billy Bob Thornton, for mentioning his acting career. (If you're one of the two people left who doesn't know what I'm talking about, you check it out for yourself here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJWS6qyy7bw)

But now, Vancouver singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher has come clean about his involvement in the whole mess in part four in his animated series, For Real.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpaG-XBw7ro - Chartattack.com


"Jeremy Fisher Announces New Album, Lines Up Cross-Canada Tour"

In 2007, Canadian folk pop traveler Jeremy Fisher released his third album Goodbye Blue Monday. Now, the road-ready rocker is planning his next record along with a Canadian tour this fall.

The new disc is called Flood and was produced with the help of Hawksley Workman. According to a press release, “Flood finds Fisher exploring more ornate arrangements, with his acoustic pop songs fleshed out by a diverse array of instruments.” Fisher expands on this notion, explaining that he and his producer “mixed in mandolins, tenor guitars, open-tuned 12 strings, piano, timpani, a huge concert bass drum – all acoustic sounds piled on top of each other to create a sort of symphony that could swell in and out of the rhythm section.”

Flood will be released on October 26 via Aquarius Records. It will be followed by a Canadian tour in November that includes stops in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Tour dates:

11/17 Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
11/18 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
11/19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite
11/20 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
11/21 Regina, SK - The Exchange
11/23 Winnipeg, MB - WECC
11/24 Thunder Bay, ON - Jacks
11/25 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Lop Lops
11/30 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern
12/2 Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa
12/3 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's
12/4 Toronto, ON - Mod Club - Exclaim.ca


"Wand'ring minstrels peddle wares by pedal"

Experienced cross-continent cyclist leads party of eight in two-wheeled concert tour

Jeremy Fisher has cycled across this grand continent on three separate occasions.

One particular two-wheeled trip, from Seattle to Halifax, wrapped after Fisher had put 7,500 kilometres on his trusty Cannondale. Common sense not being his strong suit, Fisher kept cycling in the years that followed, bringing his total cross-continent tours and regional treks to seven.

"There is a Luddite part of me for sure," said Fisher, 33, who has never owned a car. "I like doing things the hard way."

Fisher (whose early exploits earned him the nickname "The Two-Wheeled Troubadour") is back on the bike trails with even grander plans.

He has created the Malahat Revue, a travelling cavalcade of friends and peers who have committed to cycling across B.C. for eight concert appearances, camping all the way. The eight-person revue, whose name is a playful tip of the helmet to local literary journal The Malahat Review, also features Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight and Said the Whale, all of whom will cycle in unison for the duration of the 500-km trip.

The tour kicked off yesterday with a free performance in downtown Vancouver, the first stop on the itinerary. The tour heads out as a unit following its first official concert tonight on Saltspring Island.

"There is going to be some big hills and there will probably be some challenging weather systems, but it's totally doable," Fisher said, sounding unfazed by the potential perils. "It's just a matter of willpower, I think."

He expects to cover at least 50 km a day. That's pretty much "a non-issue" for everyone in the group, though the laid-back Fisher is hardly the type to push someone in the group past his or her limits. "I feel a little bit of responsibility. There's a couple of experienced and semi-experienced cyclists in the group but there's also people who have not ridden their bike very much at all."

Fisher falls into the experienced camp. His personal best was a one-day 214-km trip that took him from northern Minnesota into Manitoba. Knight, who lives in Victoria, is feeling cautiously optimistic about the whole ordeal. "To be honest, I haven't done a whole lot of long rides," he said with a laugh. "It's going to be new to me."

Knight said Fisher has been effective at calming any nerves. "Jeremy says we'll feel better after biking for a couple of hours. I think everything is going to be sweet."

Fisher knows bikes. The native of Hamilton spent the early part of this decade in Victoria working as a mechanic at North Park Bicycle Shop, a cool and quaint cyclists' haven on Quadra Street.

Fisher, who remains good friends with owners Christine and Joe Warde, talked the couple into becoming the revue's official sponsors. The Wardes provided members who needed one a KHS bike, at cost, which Fisher will be tasked with maintaining while the group travels around B.C.

"I've been thinking about this for six or seven years," Fisher said. "Finally, it seemed like the right community to reach out to."

He was already either friends or familiar with the major players. Fisher met Knight and Georgas when he lived with his wife, Jill, in Victoria, and came to know Vancouver act Said the Whale after his manager took them on as clients.

It's a friendly, familial vibe, one that the tour leader hopes will carry over to the stage. All eight musicians will perform together as one, singing songs of their own and each other's material as well.

The only luxury they have been afforded is a single gas-powered vehicle to carry the some instruments and equipment. The long-term goal is to one day stage a support-free tour, Fisher said.

"For comfort and safety reasons, and it being the first year, this way makes sense. Our mission is to have fun. This will work in this province, in this time of year, and I think it will be a lot of fun. There's no reason why more of that can't happen."

- The Victoria Times Colonist


"Music bikes into town this month"

B.C.-based Jeremy Fisher, Said the Whale, Hannah Georgas and Aidan Knight have come together, with a salute to the environment to form The Malahat Revue, an eight-piece musical collective that was to begin touring their beloved province by bicycle today on Salt Spring Island.

The tour was conceived by Jeremy Fisher who has toured across North America by bike three times and, at 33, doesn't own a car. Fisher endeavours to do as much as possible by bike.

It's with that ethic in mind that The Malahat Revue will hit the road on their bicycles, playing six shows from today until July 18 including a stop in Nanaimo on July 16 for a show at the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre.

With only a single support vehicle to carry drums and larger gear, the musicians will carry more portable gear with them, and rack up over 500 kilometers as they pedal from gig to gig in a little more than a week.

As well as hailing from Canada's west coast, the four acts that make up The Malahat Revue all share a love of Canadiana, drawing inspiration from their homeland and featuring local imagery in their lyrics.

This isn't the first time these artists' paths have crossed: Jeremy Fisher was first introduced to Hannah Georgas's music when his wife saw the up-and-coming songstress at a local coffee shop in 2008. Meanwhile, Georgas struck up a close musical relationship with Said the Whale, touring with the group and singing backup on last year's Islands Disappear LP.

Victoria-based Aidan Knight is the only member of The Malahat Revue not from Vancouver, but his connection to the city is strong. He became involved in the local music community working with Georgas on her first demo tracks in Victoria. Said the Whale frontman Tyler Bancroft offered to release Knight's debut solo album, Versicolour, via his own, newly-minted Adventure Boys Club label.

The Malahat Revue will be the greatest show made up of four bands touring on two wheels that you'll see all summer. Tickets for the Nanaimo show go on sale at the entertainment centre on Sunday. Call 250-754-1221. - Canada.com


Discography

Mint Juleps - July 3, 2012

Flood - Oct 25, 2010

Goodbye Blue Monday - March 27, 2010

Let It Shine - Oct 12, 2004

Back Porch Spirituals - Feb 9, 2002

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Listening to Mint Juleps, the fifth album by two-time Juno Award nominee Jeremy Fisher, is like ambling through the long and relaxed dog days of summer. The acoustic-driven collection of 12 songs reunites Fisher with his folk-drenched musical roots and is a veritable throwback to the golden era of the singer-songwriter.

An ode to the glory of the record as a whole, the sophistication of Mint Juleps is in its inherent simplicity. Recorded live off the studio floor, this decidedly unembellished method of capturing the songs was a challenge for Fisher, but it was also a liberating experience.

In between the interpretations of songs by the likes of Greg Brown, Jean Leloup, and Lowest of the Low are a mélange of songs penned by Fisher that capture him at his absolute finest.

“Built To Last” is a catchy parable of taking care of oneself and the world at large by embracing a simple kind of life. It’s a pointed message for the current political landscape set to an irresistible toe-tapping melody.

The trademark whimsy and wit of Fisher’s lyricism drives songs like “Tetris Song” where he creates perhaps his sweetest love song yet through the not-so-obviously romantic metaphor of a mathematic equation.

Then again, Jeremy Fisher has never really been one to build his career by travelling down the most obvious – or easiest – paths. His commitment to touring by bike is a case in point.

Since 1998 he has completed the journey across North America an astonishing three time, and in 2010 he launched a unique tour of the west coast called The Malahat Revue with fellow artists Said the Whale, Hannah Georgas, and Aidan Knight. Together, they travelled by bike with gear in tow, and pedaled roughly 500km across British Columbia.

That sort of DIY attitude that infuses Fisher’s touring ethos replicates itself in the strong visual component of his music. Having become renowned for his hand-crafted music videos, he has produced animated works for artists including Adam Cohen, Hannah Georgas, Xavier Rudd, and Hawksley Workman.

Call him a renaissance man, or even a modern-day folk hero. Whatever you call him, it’s clear that Jeremy Fisher is bringing back the nearly forgotten art of making a great record from start to finish, and forging a career path that is built to endure.