wayne krawchuk
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wayne krawchuk

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"CD Release"

"Wayne Krawchuk...has produced a superb album...." Graham Rockingham - The Hamilton Spectator

"Must-Listen CDs"

Hamilton's Krawchuk, always a very strong live act, has now put it together on a record with contributions from such musical stalwarts as Bill Dillon, Paul Panchezak, Michael J. Birthelmer, Joe Gravina, Lori Yates and others. The songs on this lyrically wise and potent record are driven by infectious, optimistic rhythms and a spontaneous, live feel to the playing, with lots of natural acoustics and no guile.

From gems like One Small Kindness, enlivened by an Islands beat and a country folk chorus, to the beautiful balladry and heartfelt vocals of Playing to Win and the languorous and aching Beautiful World, Smile for the Camera wants to be heard over and over again. And it's words will linger, like this from One Small Kindness: "Drop a pebble in a pond/Watch the ripples roll out and on." - The Hamilton Spectator, Jeff Mahoney

"The Freewheelin' Folk Show"

"This is one of the good ones, folks..." host Jim Marino (live interview) - 93.3 CFMU


--Smile for the Camera: 2006 release, 13 original songs.
--Tight Little Island: 1994 self-titled release, songs written or co-written by Wayne, produced by Ken Whitely.
--Mariposa Folk Festival Compilation: 1994 release, songs by performers at Mariposa, including Tight Little Island, featuring song written by Wayne, titled Running the Human Race.
--Sidestreet: 1984 release, 5-song EP produced by Canadian musician Ian Thomas.
--Sidestreet: 1984, 5-song demo recorded at CBC for producer Jack Sheckman.



Wayne has been performing for more than 25 years as a solo performer and in bands. The 1980s found him in a five-piece R & B oriented group called Sidestreet that would occasionally break into doo-wop breakdowns to the delight of audiences. They played clubs and festivals in Ontario and further afield in Mexico and the southern U.S., with memorable performances at the Red River Revel Festival in Shrieveport, Louisiana, where Wayne had an opportunity to meet Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, who were also on the bill. The following year they played the World's Fair in New Orleans (the mid 1980s). They released one recording produced by Canadian musician Ian Thomas and did some additional recording for the CBC.

In the 90s, Wayne, along with fellow musician Cam MacLennan and Celtic harpist Ruth Sutherland, helped form a funky, folky eclectic trio called Tight Little Island that blended vocal harmonies with blues/folk/roots/Celtic fused songs. They released a self-titled recording produced by Toronto muscian/songwriter Ken Whitely and played universities, clubs and festivals across Ontario.

Wayne has recently released a CD of 13 original songs called "Smile for the Camera", which taps into the many influences he has explored along the way and features his powerful voice and excellent songwriting. For more music online check out radio3.cbc.ca/bands/wayne-krawchuk.