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TEDxYYC - Joe Nolan - Ballad Of Some Sort

Joe Nolan sings his song titled "Ballad of Some Sort" at TEDxYYC 2012.In December of 2010, Joe Nolan traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to record his third album "Goodbye Cinderella". The album was produced by award-winning producer Colin Linden and featured some of Nashville's most storied players including Spooner Oldham (Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Neil Young) on keyboards, Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Elvis, Simon & Garfunkel) on harmonica, Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp) on acoustic bass, Chris Donahue (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant) on electric bass, Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris, Tony Joe White, Delbert McClinton) on drums, along with producer Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams) on electric guitars and vocals. The record was brilliantly recorded by John Whynot (Blue Rodeo, Loreena McKennitt) who also contributed keyboards on a few songs. The recording features 10 new Joe Nolan compositions and shows a quantum leap in maturity and confidence. Joe's beautiful combination of sweet, sad lyrics and haunting vocals come from a deep well that shows a young man's heart and an old man's soul. Protest songs, love songs, songs with questions and songs with answers created a collection that has the listener wanting more. His live performances are mesmerizing and the audience connects to Joe's soft, honest and heart-felt delivery. Praise for "Goodbye Cinderella" came from many directions. The reviews are stellar, the recording was quickly picked up for distribution in Europe with a commitment for Joe to embark on his first European tour in the fall of 2012, and more recently, Joe was nominated in the Best New/Emerging Artist category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Joe has been performing non-stop over the past few years building an ever growing fan base. He has been sharing stages with established artists that include Todd Snider, Colin Linden, Sam Baker, Gurf Morlix, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Mathew Barber, Oh Susanna and the legendary Peter Asher. In May of this year Joe won first place (out of 300+ entries) at the prestigious Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Joe Nolan recently signed to Mongrel Music for agency representation.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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