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Official Winner of Independent Music Awards – Holiday Song

 June 3, 2014

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It’s official. “Silence Tonight”, co-written by Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch, is the WINNER of the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Holiday Song! 

Thousands of a songs are submitted in more than 80 IMA categories. The program supports all styles of music as well as specialty categories including Love Song, Holiday Song, Social Action Song, Concept Album, Eclectic Album, Album Re-Issue and EP.

Known for championing original work by artists who follow their own muse, The IMAs provides Winners with performance, promotion and distribution opportunities that will place them in front of music supervisors, talent buyers, record label executives, and most importantly, fans worldwide.

Watch the “Silence Tonight” video here.

 

 

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Shoot To Score (The Hockey Song) – Official Video Release

February 19, 2014

Shoot To Score VideoA Tribute To Women’s Hockey

There’s going to be a very big hockey game at the Olympics – again!! The Canadian Women vs the USA Women – the two BEST teams in the WORLD – will face off for the gold medal.

The sport has come a long way since I was a kid, thank goodness for that! I grew up in rural Ontario, and the winter months brought ice, snow and hockey! Home made rinks and ponds were cleared and kids from the whole neighbourhood showed up to play, girls and boys alike. Back in the 60’s there were no leagues for girls, but the decades following changed all that. In the late 70’s I decided to try out for a college team, thinking it would be much like the pond hockey games I played as a kid. Imagine my surprise when I showed up at the rink and all the girls were decked in full hockey gear from head to toe. I was completely unprepared and somewhat humiliated, but all these years later, the experience became the inspiration for this song! 

“Shoot to Score” is a tribute to women’s hockey, and honours Lori Dupuis from my hometown of Cornwall, Ontario Canada. She played on the Women’s Olympic Hockey Team in Nagano and Salt Lake City, capturing silver and gold metals. You’ll also recognize other hockey legends named with Lori, but you’ll have to watch the whole video to find out who made the roster. 

I dedicate this song to ALL women/girl hockey players! SHOOT TO SCORE!!!!
Nancy

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Thank You For A Fabulous ‘Fa La La’ December!

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 December 27th, 2013

Busy, busy, busy – as the Christmas season is for most – it was a hustle and bustle time for me too. Six shows in eight days celebrating the stories that make December so special.

The shows all came together with the help of many friends and musician pals. Thank you Scott Rossley, Steve Rapson, Christine Hatch, Dawn Kenney, Deb O’Hanlon, Aisling Keating and Gail Finnie for sharing the stage with me at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. Thank you to Roxanne Delage and Rod Robillard for opening the show at St Andrews United Church in Williamstown, Ontario. Also, thanks to Emilie Faucher and Jody Rachman for getting me involved in the Vespers Show in Shirley, Ma. Thanks Steve and Scott for joining me on WACA TV in Ashland, MA. Last but not least – the highlight of my week – sharing the stage at Main Street Cafe in Groton with four of my young music students, Luke & Owen Benedict (co-writers of the song Fa La La), and Liam & Caroline Clinton. I also did my first ‘live on line’ show via Stageit.com. Thank you Phil Knudson, Andrea Harrison, Bruce Overbury, Bob Wright, and so many others who made these events happen.

Thank you to all of you who came out to gigs, bought CD’s, and supported this months musical journey. I treasure you all beyond words. Nancy

 

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This Reviewer Really Loves This CD!

November 23, 2013
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Amidst the flurry of standards heard each December, it’s always a treat when an artist gifts us with a collection of original tunes celebrating the holidays.  Singer-Songwriter Nancy Beaudette, who hails from Cornwall, Ontario but also plays regularly in Massachusetts, has done just that with her self-penned Fa La La.

Beaudette brings her homespun charm to this nine-song collection weaving her folk, country, and singer-songwriter sensibilities around these tales, which are both personal and festive, and work beautifully with her smoky voice. It’s unlikely you’ll hear a more intimate set of holiday tunes released this year.

The album opens with the effervescent title track, where the gentle strum of an acoustic guitar pairs beautifully with vibrant ribbons of mandolin. “Fa La La” is an infectious sing-along accented with everyone’s favorite traditions – getting a tree, hanging Continue reading

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Ramping Up for Live Christmas / Holiday Shows!

 November 7, 2013

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It’s true, my first guitar only had five strings, I have an unconventional way to prepare a turnip casserole, and skating on a moonlit pond is one of my favourite things about winter.  I’ve wrapped these and other stories around the songs on “Fa La La” – my all-original Christmas CD. 

I hope you’ll join me for one of these ‘get you in the mood’ events. 

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. at AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER in Framingham, MA with special guests Scott Rossley, Christine Hatch, Steve Rapson, Dawn Kenney, Deb O’Hanlon, Gail Finnie and Aisling Keating. Get your ticket today – Click Here.
 
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. IN YOUR LIVING ROOM via StageIt.com live streaming concerts!!!! I’m going to curl up in front of the fire with my guitar and sing right into your home!!! Follow this link to reserve your seat now! 
 
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. at ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH in Williamstown, Ontario, with special guest Roxanne Delage, and other local celebrities! Stay tuned for announcements on Facebook. Tickets are $10.00 each available at the door.

I’m very proud of this collection of songs, and honoured by the response the CD continues to receive. See all the accolades on my website, and be sure to watch the video of “Silence Tonight” on YouTube! 

To Gift ‘Fa La La’ click here or shop on itunes, or cdbaby.

Hope to see you at one of these shows!
Peace and Joy,
Nancy

 

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Dreams Do Come True!

 
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 Producers Nancy Beaudette & Connie Mims
with Artist Shanna Jackman at Beaird Music Group, Nashville, TN
 
It took three days to record six songs, a year to write them, an incredible team of family, friends and fans supporting the project, and a life-long dream of getting to Nashville – and now Shanna can put a big check mark on her bucket list!
 
Click for short video of Nancy in the Studio: Nancy’s Impressions of Shanna Jackman’s Tracking Session
 
Visit www.shannajackman.com for details of her CD release. 
 
Is this on your bucket list? Let’s talk! contact@nancybeaudette.com
 
Photos top row: Shanna with BMG Engineer Troy, Row 2: Shanna in Nancy’s Studio recording worktapes, Shanna & BMG engineer listening to playback, Row 3: Nancy holding finished CD’s, Connie Mims and Nancy in the vocal booth, Row 4: Celebratory dancing after the last song was tracked.
  
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‘Fa La La’ One of Top CD’s Played on Folk Radio

January 27th, 2013

falala-dj-chartsFOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth, they are a lively bunch with a unique perspective on folk music.

Based on playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann of KBCS compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists. Nancy Beaudette’s Holiday CD “Fa La La” ranked #28 among the top 70 Cd’s played in December 2012.

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Kudos from Folk DJ Rich Warren – Host of “Midnight Special” Radio

 

MS50BannerLogoWhat do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner – and now Nancy Beaudette – have in common?

They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a three hour entertainment that we call The Midnight SpecialNancy and her Holiday CD “Fa La La” are among Rich’s picks this week. “It’s an honour to be on Rich’s playlist – but to be one of his favourites is truly humbling,” says Nancy. Continue reading

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Featured Artist of the Month on WOSRadio.com

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Women of Substance Radio is a streaming, online radio station which airs 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio. Women Of Substance Internet Radio features label artists and Indie artists in all genres side by side, and throughout the month of December, 2012, they will be featuring Nancy Beaudette’s new CD, “Fa La La”. Click here to listen and for your chance to WIN a copy of FA LA LA!

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Fa La La ‘Loaded With Goodies’ – Bill Copeland CD Review

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“Nancy Beaudette calls her Christmas CD Fa La La and the warm rhythm everybody associates with that refrain sums up the entire album. Beaudette has loaded this CD like a Christmas stocking with all sorts of embraceable goodies.”

“Solo acoustic number “In Our Home” has as much homey feeling as it does talent. Beaudette creates plenty of texture with just the two instruments. She caresses her vocal notes and presses her guitar notes into something that makes you feel what she felt during the holidays in her childhood home. Many listeners will likely relate to this one.” Continue reading

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