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Sarah MacDougall takes home WCMA

We are excited to announce that our very own Sarah MacDougall has been named the winner of the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards for Roots Solo Recording of the Year for her album The Greatest Ones Alive! Congratulations, Sarah!

Sarah originates from Sweden but has settled happily into life in western Canada, and now lives in the Yukon after many years of calling Vancouver home. Congratulations as well to the other nominees in this category; Cam Penner, Jay Semko, Scott Nolan and Zaak Pick - fierce competition, and all amazing artists.

Sarah MacDougall heads out on a month-long tour of Europe in November and has studio time planned for recording her next (potentially award-winning?) album, but you can be sure to catch her on the road in Canada and the U.S. again soon.

Learn more at www.sarahmacdougall.com

Peter Katz - The Making of 'Still Mind Still'

2012 JUNO NOMINATIONS: Congrats to Tangents North Music artists Peter Katz and David Francey!


We are pleased to announce that two TNM artists have received 2012 Juno Award nominations. For David Francey, a well-known icon in the Canadian folk/roots scene, the two nominations (Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Solo, for Late Edition, and Music DVD of the Year for Burning Bright) are his fifth and sixth Juno nominations. Francey has a fierce competitor in the Music DVD of the Year category, though - TNM's own Peter Katz has received his first ever Juno nomination for his beautifully produced Peter Katz and Friends: Live At The Music Gallery.

"It was a massive shock, not something I thought I would ever see happen in my lifetime," writes Katz in a recent post on his website, reflecting on hearing the news of the nomination. "It was a good day."

Whatever the outcome, we're proud of our artists- congratulations, David and Peter! We're rooting for you!

Tangents North Music and Sarah MacDougall join forces

Tangents North is pleased to be representing up-and-coming folk/roots powerhouse, Whitehorse-based artist Sarah MacDougall.

Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, and listed as the “2nd best gig” by the major UK newspaper The Independent, Canadian/Swedish Sarah MacDougall is becoming known for her honest and poetic songs, blistering guitar chops, passionate performances, and unique astounding voice. She has been earning rave reviews and topping major music writers top ten album of the year lists as a songwriter since her official debut album Across the Atlantic (2009), all the while producing and engineering her own music. Born in Sweden, 24 hrs Vancouver called her ‘one of the most promising exports out of Sweden since Abba’, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden recently declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters”. The debut Across the Atlantic got four-star reviews in such notable publications as Q magazine, the Irish Times, No Depression, and the recent album The Greatest Ones Alive has been gathering 4 and 5 star reviews since its release in August 2011. Sarah recently charted as the #2 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio.

Way to go, Sarah!

Learn more at www.sarahmacdougall.com

PETER KATZ - European Tour 2012

Our Dear Friends Overseas!

Peter Katz will be returning to Europe again in 2012 for an extensive tour in release of his new studio record, "Still Mind Still."

The dates are below:

12 January - Kiel @ Prinz Willy - GERMANY
13 January - Göttingen @ Apex Kultur eV - GERMANY
14 January - Köln @ Cafe Lichtung - GERMANY
15 January - Hamburg @ Astra Stube - GERMANY
16 January - Madgeburg @ Riff - GERMANY
17 January - Potsdam @ Waschhaus - GERMANY
18 January - Berlin @ Monarch - GERMANY
19 January - Dresden @ Thalia - GERMANY
21 January - Stuttgart @ Cafe Galao - GERMANY

23 January - Aarau @ Tuchlaube Café - SWITZERLAND

25 January -Correggio @ La Galeria - ITALY
26 January - Forli @ Recircolo - ITALY
27 January - Modena @ Off - ITALY
28 January - Firenze @ Circolo Aurora - ITALY

29 January - Stratford @ Cox's Yard w/ Eleanor McEvoy - UK
30 January - Islington @ Academy w. Eleanor McEvoy - UK
1 February - Portsmouth @ Cellars - UK
2 February - Bliston @ Robin 2 w/ Argent - UK
5 February - Guildford, @ Boileroom - UK
9 February - Stratford @ Cox's Yard - UK
12 February - Worcester @ Marrs Bar - UK

14 February, 2012 - Utrecht @ Trivoli Spiegelzaal - NETHERLANDS
15 February, 2012 - Nijmegen, Merelyn - NETHERLANDS
16 February, 2012 - Groningen @ Oosterpoort Foyer - NETHERLANDS
17 February, 2012 - Rotterdam @ Paradijskerk- NETHERLANDS
18 February, 2012 - Amsterdam @ Paradiso - NETHERLANDS

More dates to come....

For tickets and more information for the shows listed above, please check:



Hi Folks!

My new Live CD/DVD - Peter Katz and Friends: Live at the Music Gallery is out on iTunes WORLDWIDE TODAY, right now, immediately! (right HERE) Actually, only the audio is available on iTunes, if you would like the CD/DVD combo then that can be ordered right HERE or at any of my upcoming CD/DVD release tour shows.

I recorded this show back in May of 2010 not really knowing what I was going to do with it, but as I started listening back to it, I realized that for many of the songs, these live versions were THE versions I had always wanted people to hear. They feel like the 'real' incarnation of many of the songs, funny how things work... You can decide for yourself of course by visiting this special page where you can DOWNLOAD 2 FREE songs from the CD! Then, if you like what you hear, you can either order the CD/DVD or get the audio of the whole concert immediately on itunes. There's also a video player at the free download page where you can get a sneak peak of the DVD content!

- Peter

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PETER KATZ - Looking for a Support Act!

Hi Folks!

I’m playing a big show at the Music Gallery in Toronto on September 23rd as a CD/DVD release for my new live album called: ‘Peter Katz and Friends: Live at the Music Gallery’.

I’m looking for 3 acoustic solo/duo acts to play as part of a song-circle before my set. If you are interested in filling one of the 3 spots, then please send a youtube or vimeo link (no longer than 5 minutes) of you playing one of your original songs to my manager Sean Russell (srussell@tangentsnorth.com) by August 29th. The results will be announced on September 1st.

Video Criteria:
- No longer than 5 minutes
- Please only send youtube or vimeo links, no large files
- Music MUST be original, no covers please
- Solo or duo acts only this time

What you’ll get:
- A opening spot on September 23rd
- Place to sell CD’s, T-shirts, mailing list, etc.
- An honorarium of $50 per act (musicians should always get paid)
- Fun times!

Get your videos to Sean ASAP, email again is srussell@tangentsnorth.com

Good luck and see you on the 23rd!! Take care, Peter

PETER KATZ - "Days and Nights"

Peter Katz song "Days and Nights" which will be featured on his next full length record (to be released in Canada mid 2012) will be featured in an upcoming episode of ER Vets.

For more information on the show, etc. Please click here.

For more information on Peter Katz' upcoming CD, click here.


The time has come for me to make a new studio album! I have been writing like a madman and I have so many new songs I can’t wait to share with you.

At the core of this campaign is a simple request: if you think you might like to buy the album in the future, perhaps you would consider purchasing it now to save me from dealing with extreme debt and excessive bake sales.

That’s the essence of what I’m hoping for, and if you were able to do that, you would be making a huge difference in my life. BUT… I thought I would extend some additional perks for those who might want a little more (or a lot more, there’s some pretty fun options if you read below).

It’s very important to me to relay that I’m not asking for hand-outs here, I want to offer something in return, hopefully this feels like a fair exchange to you. Thanks for reading, and thank you for helping me make my new record.

Can't wait to get started! Take care , Peter


Peter Katz Ernestown Secondary Workshop

Hi Folks,

I was recently invited to do a workshop/show at The Ernestown Secondary School in Odessa Ontario. I had a wonderful afternoon playing for about 100 students, answering questions, telling stories, it was really nice. After school though, I was invited to their choir practice to join them on my songs 'First of the Last to Know' and 'Til You Come Home' which they're doing as part of their repertoire! Blew my mind, I was very touched. One of the teachers filmed while we performed 'First of the Last to Know' together and I had to share it with you. Big thanks to Mr. (Andy) Rush and the amazing Ernestown Secondary School Choir!!

In other news, getting ready for my East Coast Tour which starts next week! Hope you're doing well and a special hello to my new friends from my recent tour of the US of A.

Take care, talk soon,

Peter Katz

Peter Katz

Peter Katz song "Son" from his most recent album First of the Last To Know was just featured on an episode of the hit TV show HEARTLAND. If you missed episode #17 entitled "Burning Down The House," you can watch it on the CBC website here:

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Tangents North Snags Peter Katz!

Peter Katz is a Toronto based singer-songwriter, whose most recent CD "First Of The Last To Know" has brought him an incredible amount of success. Upon its release in April 2010, the album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Charts and has since returned to #1 on 3 separate occasions. ~The album features some incredible special guests including recent Juno Award Winners The Good Lovelies, Melissa McClelland and Academy Award winning artist Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, 'Once'). Licensed to Toronto based indie record label, Curve Music, and distributed by Sony Music in Canada and Bertus in the Netherlands, the album was released in both markets so far and has already scanned over 4000 copies.

With hundreds of shows under his belt (over 150 per year and growing), Peter's music has taken him across Canada, the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and other parts of Europe multiple times.

His prolific songwriting, distinctive vocals and abundant talent have earned Peter a devoted and loyal fan base over the past seven years.

» Check out Peter's Myspace page.