Summer 2013 Snapshots

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Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, BC

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Lake Okanagan – Kelowna, BC

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Laura 

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Natasha

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Knox Mountain Park, Kelowna, BC

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Laura dining at Mission Hill Winery

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Natasha at Mission Hill Winery

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Taking the mandatory ‘mirror-selfie’ shot in the hotel room!

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At Keloha Music Festival in Kelowna! – Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Shad at Keloha!
His equipment broke down during his set so he ended up doing an impromptu freestyle rap performance which was crazy. Max (the lead singer from Arkells), was watching and joined him onstage for a impromptu performance of Ms. Jackson by Outkast.

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Fields of Green live at Keloha.
My favorite band at Keloha! I’ve been a big fan for awhile and was so excited to see them. – Natasha

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Atlas Genius live at Keloha.

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The Boom Booms live in Port Moody..
We LOVE The Boom Booms!

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Natasha & Zeusie wearing matching Birthday Glasses. 🙂

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Natasha at Mission Hill Winery

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Natasha Flower Shopping

Gotta Hear This: White Lies by Max Frost

So I know I’ve been seriously lacking with the music portion of the blog, (I have been so sidetracked by my baking obsession lately!) but I found some much-needed motivation after coming across an artist named Max Frost.

I first came across his song ‘White Lies’ a few months ago on the ‘May 2013 Playlist’ from the Indie Rock Playlist. If you haven’t heard of the Indie Rock Playlist – they release epic playlists monthly that consist of really cool indie rock/pop/electronic songs by up-and-coming artists, and also some more mainstream bands. If you are a fan of indie music, definitely check it out. I’ve found out about a lot of good songs and bands from there.

White Lies was the song that really stood out for me and I’ve probably listened to it a good hundred times since then. The song is so catchy, its got a killer melody but the lyrics are what gets me. Sooo good.
I just thought to look up the artist the other day to try to find out more info and I’m glad I did! There’s not too much info online about him yet but I’m sure that’s going to change very soon… Max Frost is definitely an artist to watch. So much talent.

I’m not sure how I would classify his music – mix of soul, hip hop, feel-good, alt, blues, funk, fresh, rock. Normally the greatest artists have a wide range of influences which translates into their music and I believe Max is one of them.
If you were to take the greatest bits and pieces from each genre of music and blend it all together to create this unique new sound – that’s how I would describe his music.
Catchy, unique, feel-good tunes.

So from what I could gather, I found out that he’s a Singer/Songwriter/Producer & Multi-Instrumentalist (Max played all the instruments on every track he’s recorded so far) from Austin, TX.
He’s only 21 years old (crazy!), and has been playing gigs for almost a decade already.
He just signed to Atlantic Records and is releasing an EP later this year so look out for that! I’m so excited to hear the EP – I’m sure he’s going to be topping the charts soon and doing big things.

Follow Max on Twitter or visit his official site for the latest news.

Check out another great track by Max titled My Walk :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qvgN3TGbY
(this has been my jam the past few days – i listened to it while running today and literally couldn’t stop smiling at everyone i passed haha. instant mood-booster)

Natasha xo

Gotta Hear This: Fresh Pair Of Eyes by Brooke Waggoner

 

 

Song: Fresh Pair of Eyes
Artist: Brooke Waggoner

This songs been on repeat since I first heard it a few days ago on the tv show Pretty Little Liars. Yes, I watch Pretty Little Liars – its actually a pretty good show! I wasn’t interested in it at all when it first aired on tv a few years ago and never watched it, but I’ve been desperate since my laptop broke down a few days ago & since I can no longer watch any shows on the laptop, I’ve resorted to Netflix & randomly ended up choosing PLL. I’m actually pleasantly surprised at how good it is! (plus the show plays some really good songs) Just finished season one & I’m hooked. (must find out who A is!)

Okay, got totally sidetracked there – lets get back to the music…

Brooke Waggoner is an incredible indie folk/pop artist based in Nashville, Tennessee.
She has released 4 albums, and her latest (titled Originator) was released on March 5, 2013. Brooke released all her 4 albums independently, and all the music was fully orchestrated, written and arranged by her.

Over the past few years, Brooke won the ‘NBN Emerging Artist Award’ at the Nashville Music Awards, and was also nominated for a prestigious Independent Music Award, her songs have been played on many tv shows such as Pretty Little Liars & Grey’s Anatomy, she’s released a Live Concert DVD, produced/collaborated with many different artists, & has even performed/recorded with Jack White on his album, Blunderbuss.

Quote from Brooke about the recording process on her latest record:
(Quote from Brooke’s Facebook Page)

After numerous cups of coffee, late nights spent exchanging notes and emails, and geeking out over TalkTalk records we decided recording this LP in an old-fashioned and traditional manner only made sense. Vintage gear and 2″ tape. No computers — Just a room with really good musicians and ears for beautiful things.”

If you’re looking for real, genuine talent & captivating, beautiful songs – check out Brooke Waggoner.

www.brookewaggoner.com
www.facebook.com/brookewaggoner

Natasha xo