Virginia Women’s Music Festival 2013

May 19, 2013

campout2013The Virginia Women’s Music Festival 2013 is set for May 24th through May 26th. Each year’s festival is better than the last. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets early. Join us for music, dancing, bonfires, and a Memorial Day celebration.

Tret Fure • ViRAGO • Christine Havrilla • Wicked Jezabel • Crys Matthews • Red Letter Day
Christie Lenee • Indigie Femme • Veronika Jackson • Christy Snow • SONiA & disappear fear
Mama’s Black Sheep • Nancy Beaudette • Gina DeSimone & Pat Quinn • Zen Monkeys


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Live from Knoxville Tennessee!

October 5, 2012

Nancy & Karen ReynoldsWDVX in Knoxville is a listener supported radio station housed in the downtown Visitors Center. They play everything from  Bluegrass to Celtic and Folk and even throw in a little roots music from other parts of the world offering listeners a variety of specialty shows featuring music you can’t hear anywhere else.

One of the Specialty shows is hosted by Karen E. Reynolds, called “Writer’s Block“. Airing only independent performing songwriters, Karen combines interviews with in studio performances and airing cuts from the artist’s CDs. She created this forum to bring attention to original artists Continue reading

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Blue Plate Special – Live Performance

BluePlateThe WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the Knoxville Visitor Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It’s free and open to an audience of all ages! Hosted by Red Hickey, the WDVX Blue Plate Special is broadcast and webcast around the world.  Nancy Beaudette made her debut at the famous “Blue Plate Special” on October 2nd, 2012.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special program was created in 1997, the same year WDVX started broadcasting as a community public radio station from a 14-foot camper studio in Norris, TN. The noontime show included themed broadcasts and occasional live performances from visiting artists. In late summer of 2005, WDVX brought back Knoxville’s rich tradition of mid-day live radio shows by producing the Blue Plate Special in front of a live studio audience from its new home in the Knoxville Visitor Center, located at 301 South Gay Street. The WDVX Blue Plate Special is now a signature event in downtown Knoxville and was recognized as the 2006 Knoxville Area Museum/Attraction of the Year.

From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the real, live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special.

See video performance here:



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Iceland? Really?

September 18, 2012

Yes really. And why not? Iceland may not be on the top of most Artist’s tour list, but it is certainly topping vacation destinations of late. Grindavik is home of the now famous Blue Lagoon Spa, awe inspiring scenic landscape, and majestic coastline. Bryggjan’s Cafe is located in this harbour village and is the town’s hot spot for night life. Nancy had the privilege of touting her Canadiana roots with local residents in September. Icelanders and Canadians have long held a special bond – most evident by the warm reception and hospitality extended to Nancy throughout her visit.


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Nancy Showcases At Bluebird’s 30th Celebration!

June 14, 2012

Nancy-at-bluebird-June2012The Bluebird Café turned 30 last week, and an extended celebration ensued with special daily performances from some of music’s biggest artists and songwriters. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2012, numerous homecoming shows, special concerts, guest appearances and events took place at the Cafe, including performances by Kathy MatteaCrystal GayleVince Gilland numerous hit writers.

Nancy Beaudette was featured in the Sunday Writer’s Night showwhich highlighted ‘Bluebird Favorites’including Liz Hengber and Mark Irwin with special guest Tony Arata(writer of Garth Brooks hit “The Dance”).

The Bluebird Café was originally opened in June of 1982 by Amy Kurland as a restaurant in a small strip center in the Nashville suburb of Green Hills. On a fateful night in 1987, a new artist named Garth Brooksperformed at The Bluebird and an executive from Capitol Records happened to be in the audience. The executive took Garth into the kitchen and asked him to come by the label the next day to offer him a deal. Years later, Garth says, “The Bluebird is the beginning and the mecca, the end.” In 2004 Dreamworks Records’ executive Scott Borchetta saw 15-year-old Taylor Swift perform for the first time and invited her to be a part of his new venture – a label to be called Big Machine Label Group.

Over 65,000 people now visit The Bluebird Café annually. It has changed little in appearance, character and purpose over the last 30 years. The small stage still offers the opportunity for budding singers and songwriters to be heard. The Bluebird Café is guaranteed to always provide musical “moments,” and in most cases, only 100 lucky listeners will be in the room to let the rest of the world know what it missed.

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Camping Out in Virginia

April 25, 2012

CampOutANNOUNCEMENT: Nancy Beaudette will be part of an impressive line up of women’s artists performing at this year’s music festival in Kents Store, Virginia. Amidst 96 wooded acres, CampOut offers facilities and opportunities for groups and individuals to relax and unwind. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with performers like The Martine Locke Band and Jamie Anderson – another artist with Canadian ties!

Nancy will also offer a workshop during the festival: “Run Fly Soar”is a motivational program that encourages participants to make the changes in their lives that will enable them to live their dreams. It will take place on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Nancy will take the stage Saturday at 11:40 a.m.

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Showcasing with Hadley Music Group at Folk Conference

February 27, 2012

Hadley Music Showcases Nancy Beaudette, seen here with Brian Ashley Jones (left) and Wyatt Easterling (right)

Hadley Music Showcases Nancy Beaudette, seen here with Brian Ashley Jones (left) and Wyatt Easterling (right)


Nancy Beaudette was seen showcasing with Hadley Music Group at this year’s Folk Alliance Conferencein Memphis, TN. The conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance.  It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment with over 2000 registered attendees, 50 panel discussions and educational workshops, 200 juried showcases (Performance Alley) and 300 unofficial showcases.

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Canadian Artist Records at World Famous Ardent Studios

February 26, 2012

Some people get all the luck, and as it happens, Nancy Beaudette was in the right place at the right time to step into the recording opportunity of a lifetime. She was selected, one of sixteen artists in total, to participate in Ardent Studio’s “16 over 48″ – a forty-eight hour, non-stop recording session – held during the 2012 Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis.

Ardent Studio's Curry Weber & Nancy Beaudette in Studio C

Ardent Studio’s Curry Weber & Nancy Beaudette in Studio C

Musicians are perhaps notorious night hawks, nevertheless, the 4:30 a.m. alarm was welcomed that morning, as Nancy’s time slot was scheduled from 5 to 7 a.m.

Ardent Studios are located in Memphis, Tennessee’s historic Midtown District, where they house 3 studios within a 10,000 square-foot facility complete with mastering and video editing suites. In their 40+ years, they have hoarded all types of audio gear and have amassed a sizable collection of vintage equipment. Their client roster is even more impressive; Bob DylanR.E.M. and ZZ Top are among the many commercial successes that have crossed Ardent’s threshold.

“No Place Like You” was the song chosen to record in the wee hours that February Friday morning, a song co-written with Nashville’s Robin Grant. It is a ballad of longing and second-guessing, penned around imagery of Dorothy clicking her ruby red shoes. No doubt Nancy was clicking her heels, chanting, “There’s no place like Ardent” while working in this famed studio.

Look for “No Place Like You” on Nancy’s next CD due sometime in 2013.

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Look Out Texas, Here Comes Nancy!

January 24, 2012

nancy6Look out Texas – the Lone Canadian is heading south! In February 2012, Nancy Beaudette will embark on a 10 day tour through the Lone Star State, guitar and Maple Leaf in hand. She’ll land in Fort Worth on Feb 09th for two performances in the city before making her way to Houston for a full week of performances. When asked, Nancy said, “My hosts assure me that Texan’s really know how to serve up ‘big’ hospitality, so I’m really excited for this tour.”

Check out the schedule below:



Saturday, Feb 11th, 7:30 p.m. Open Doors Productions Coffeehouse

Sunday, Feb 12th, 10:30 a.m. Agape MCC – Charter for Compassion Service 

Monday, Feb 13th, 9:30 p.m. McGonigals Mucky Ducks Open Stage

Tuesday, Feb 14th, 7:00 p.m. Featured writer at NSAI Kingwood, TX

Thursday, Feb 16th, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Fair – Featured writer in the round

Saturday, Feb 18th, 7:30 p.m. Sandi’s House Concert

Sunday, Feb 19, 2:00 p.m. Guest performer at LOAF Women’s Group

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Nancy Performs at the Prestigious Bluebird Cafe in Nashville

January 18, 2012 – Nashville

Jeff_Nancy_BarbaraNancy Beaudette followed the lead of her songwriting heros when she took the stage last Sunday night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and the venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music.  Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 100 seat venue is unassuming in appearance but some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage. Our reputation as a listening room is based on the acoustic music that is our signature style.  Our patrons repeatedly tell us that they are captivated by hearing songs performed by the creators themselves.

For the past four years Nancy has been frequenting this Music City, performing in listening rooms around town and c0-writing with numerous artists. She will step onto the Bluebird’s Stage again on Sunday, June 10th, 2012.

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