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Smales Pace reunion III: Ian Tamblyn

- January 18th, 2013

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Ian Tamblyn, courtesy of  www.backtothesugarcamp.com

Long ago, when JBNBlog was a student at Trent University’s Peter Robinson College, Ian Tamblyn was among the resident geniuses, a folksinger who was creating songs such as Country Style Donut Tonight, set at the local doughnut shop where we would drink coffee while pulling all-nighters on our essays.

Ah, Oxford on the Otonabee. Such memories.

All these decades later, it a joy to learn Ian T will be part of Smales Pace reunion III, set for April 21 at Aeolian Hall.

Joining him the lineup, with some performers TBA, are Valdy, David Bradstreet, David Woodhead, Brent Titcomb & John P. Allen. It will be the latest such evening to salute the great era when Smales Pace (no apostrophe righ) and its successor Change of Pace, two #ldnont folk clubs of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

 

About Ian

Ian Tamblyn began writing songs, short stories and plays at the age of seventeen. Since that time he has recorded twenty- nine albums, cassettes, and CDs and written over 1500 songs. Many of these songs have been recorded by other artists and he has received and been nominated for several awards. Ian most recently won the English Songwriter of the Year for his CD Gyre by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2010 as well as being honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University in 2007 . Since 2004 Ian has conducted numerous songwriting workshops including a summer course at the Haliburton school for the Arts. Ian continues to work in the the adventure travel field as a lecturer , zodiac driver and musician – he spent 40 days in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands in the winter of 2010. In the summer he will be working in Scotland , Iceland , Greenland and the Canadian Arctic in association with Adventure Canada and Students on Ice. Currently Ian is at work on CD three of the Four Coast Project - Walking the Bones of the Past – Arctic Coast. It is due for release in late June. He will also be producing an album for Peter Hodgson- aka Sneezy Waters in May of this year.

 

Awards and Nominations

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JUNO AWARD - For the self-titled album Ian Tamblyn
JAPANESE FOLK AWARD - For the album When Will I See You Again
JUNO NOMINATION - For the album Magnetic North
JACKIE WASHINGTON AWARD - Northern Lights/Festival Boreal
TAPA DORA AWARD NOMINATION - For the play Whale
HONORARY DOCTORATE - Lakehead University
VICTOR TOLGESY AWARD - Ottawa Council for the Arts
JESSIE AWARD NOMINATION - Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, Vancouver
HELEN VERGER AWARD - Ottawa Folk Festival
ESTELLE KLEIN AWARD - Ontario Council of Folk Festivals
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - Assoc. of West Quebecers
BEST ALBUM NOMINATION - Canadian Folk Music Awards
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD - Trent University
ENGLISH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - Canadian Folk Music Awards

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