DVD Review of the Mississippi Sheiks

Here's an snippet from a recent review on a DVD I edited. The full review can be read here - http://thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2010/november10/mississippi-sheik...

Smartly edited, and beautifully framed from multiple angles, the footage captures the headline performers’ passion and the band’s unflagging enthusiasm on two nights when spirits were running high indeed, and the resulting music carried some spiritual heft no one could have anticipated. That’s a tribute to Dawson’s instincts as both musician and producer, to the artists who were invited to participate and brought their best to the stage, and to the rich, timeless Mississippi Sheiks music. Sometimes all the stars are aligned properly, causing wonderful, even miraculous events to ensue, and this is one such occasion. Verily, the Mississippi Sheiks live.

Stir Episode 4 featuring These Kids Wear Crowns

Thx to These Kids Wear Crowns for visiting Tractorgrease for Episode 4 of Stir

Stir Episode 4 featuring These Kids Wear Crowns from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.

Ridley Bent EPK

Here's the EPK for Ridley's newest record "Rabbit On My Wheel"

Ridley Bent EPK for Rabbit On My Wheel from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.

Eyes Wide Open by The Stirs

Here's The Stirs with their new song "Eyes Wide Open". The band wanted to get back to real sounding rock music so Tractorgrease was a great fit. We used all real takes and real sounds with real drums. Normally with a young band it'd be tough to do this but at 16 and 17 yrs old this band can play. Stay tuned for their EP to be released soon.

The song was recorded at Tractorgrease Studio during the Summer 2010. The video was shot with the help of Adam PW Smith.

The Stirs Eyes Wide Open from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.

Music 101 Seminar at Tractorgrease

The fine folks at 89.5 The Hawk continue to build the music community here in the Fraser Valley. In co op with Tractorgrease we are bringing music industry professionals in to teach the tips and tricks that lead to a successful career.

Nov 13th - Kick off to Music 101

Universal Music publicist Sarah Hawkins will be discussing how to get your music out to the world via radio, magazines, social networking. Music as a business will be discussed with Graham Way who has experience in publishing and distribution.Program director Glen Slingerland from The Hawk will discuss how to prepare and represent yourself well in an interview.

Sarah Hawkins from Universal Music
Graham Way http://grahamway.ca/blog/
Glen Slingerland from 89.5 The Hawk
Kevin Gau from The Left http://theleft.ca/

and more to come

Dec 4th - How sound works - recording and live sound

featuring guest Kevin Forsgren sound tech for 5440, Bif Naked and many more

Jan 8th - the grande Finale

Guest confirmed are:

Ryan Guldemond from Mother Mother
Steve Dawson Juno Award winning Guitarist and Producer

To Apply send a short bio to Tractorgrease@gmail.com

There will be a studio prize package available for the most dedicated attendee.