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SouthWind

| Established. Jan 01, 2001

Established on Jan, 2001
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SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08SouthWind releases fifth collection


SouthWind are, clockwise front from left, Reg Coolen, Dianne Tipert, Al Butler and Florence Morton. A popular local bluegrass/country/gospel group is set to release their fifth album.
SouthWind, which was originally founded eight years ago, is a quartet that features the talents of founding members Dianne Tipert on autoharp and bass and Florence Morton on rhythm guitar, as well as Reg Coolen, who plays fiddle and mandolin, and recent addition Al Butler on stand-up bass and dobro. Both women of the group share in lead vocals while all four members contribute to their vocal harmonies.

Their new CD, entitled "The Sun Always Rises," mirrors the name of the title cut on the 16-song album, an original song written by Ms Tipert and Ms Morton.

"It's kind of a hope thing," Ms Tipert says of the selection. "You know, there's always hope at the end of the day."

This latest CD follows in the footsteps of the successful release of a trio of albums in 2006, one of which, "That Beautiful Shore," was nominated for a pair of Nova Scotia Music Week Awards, one for country/bluegrass recording of the year and the other for inspirational recording of the year.

Their fourth album, "Last Chance," which was recorded in 2007, also received an award nomination, this one from Music Nova Scotia in the inspirational artist/recording of the year category.

Along with their busy recording schedule, the group also has performed in a variety of venues up and down the South Shore, and has a busy summer slate of appearances lined up for the upcoming summer season.

"We do a lot of singing around in churches locally. We do things like Privateer Days in Liverpool, Founder's Days in Shelburne and … we'll be at the Bridgewater Exhibition as part of the South Shore Bluegrass," Ms Tipert says.

Because members of the quartet live in locations spanning from Lower Sackville to Oakhill to Liverpool to Mersey Point, getting together for something as simple as a practice can be a challenging proposition.

"We have to do some scrounging to get together," Ms Tipert laughs.

The group's next public appearance will be at the Charleston fire hall where their new album will be officially launched June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We'll be joined there by the local group Tumbleweed," Ms Tipert says. "Proceeds from that show will be going to the fire hall."

For more information on SouthWind and their music, visit www.myspace.com/southwindsouthshore.



posted on 06/24/08 - Bridgewater Bulletin


Discography

Cd's
If Only 2006 ( Country )
That Beautiful Shore 2006 ( Gospel )
Reg's Christmas 2006 ( Christmas )
Last Chance 2007 ( Bluegrass )
The Sun Always Rises 2008 ( Gospel )

Photos

Bio

We are SouthWind, two old ladies with a deaf fiddle player and a guy on dog house bass.

Our specialty is gospel music but we perform classic country/bluegrass music as well.

Our group consists of Dianne Tipert from Oak Hill (autoharp,  lead vocals and harmony), Florence Morton from Liverpool (rhythm guitar, lead vocals and harmony), Reg Coolen from Mersy Point (fiddle, mandolin,) and Jackie Spidle from Mahone Bay on Bass'

Instrumentation is acoustic except for the autoharp, which needs a slight boost. Two lead singers give us the opportunity to tailor our music to produce a unique harmony sound. Our original material is penned by Florence and Dianne and Dianne’s husband Brian.
We were awarded ‘Best Dressed Group’ Sunday Gospel, by the Hank Snow Society at the 2006 and 2007 Hank Snow Tributes.

We were nominated for two Music Nova Scotia awards for 2006, for Bluegrass/
Country Recording of the Year and Inspirational Recording of the Year, both nominations for our gospel CD ‘That Beautiful Shore’. In 2007 we were nominated again in the inspirational category for our CD " Last Chance."

Previous CD’s for us are “If Only” which leans to the country side of our music, “That Beautiful Shore” Music Nova Scotia nominated for Country Recording of the Year and Inspirational Recording of the Year, “Reg’s Christmas” and “Last Chance”, Music Nova Scotia nominated Inspirational Recording of the Year.

June 29th of 2008 we released our 5th CD, “The Sun Always Rises”. This CD contains a selection of 16 of our favorite gospel tunes highlighting our expanding musical horizons and featuring an original gospel song from which our CD takes its title.

For the third year in a row SouthWind has been nominated by Music Nova Scotia for awards in two categories: Country / Bluegrass Artist / Group Recording and Inspirational Artist / Group Recording for their newest CD entitled “The Sun Always Rises”

Our music continues today in local fire halls and churches and as well we volunteer many hours entertaining at local nursing homes in Queens and Lunenburg counties.

SouthWind concerts can be arranged by phoning Dianne 902-543-2155 or 902 527-6345 on a 50/50 basis at the venue of your choice. Monetary arrangements are flexible.

We also can provide Christmas music featuring familiar and original songs which our fans enjoy..

Bluegrass,country, gospel, Christmas music or a mix if that is your choice. 

We have added another gospel cd to our collection titled "Song of Praise"

Upcoming dates

Oct 28, Bridgewater Legion as part of a variety show for Servant heart ministries