The Mother Corp is pleased…

Adam Puddington gets the coveted CBC Radio 3 track of the day:—Track-of-the-Day-for-March-19-2010

Kudos for Jason Haywood…

…on his recent ECMA showcase:

Last- Minute Saturday matinee addition to the Hay Sale Hootenanny!!!!!!

Saturday March 6th at the Steel City Sports Bar, 252 Townsend Street, Sydney

2pm: Adam Puddington and Kelly Prescott
3pm: Sherry Ryan and Joe Belly
4pm Christina Martin
5pm: JD Clarke
6pm: The Divorcees

The Hootenanny’s on!


Hay Sale Records presents: “The Hay Sale Hootenanny” – an ECMA Partnered Stage featuring the finest in up-and-coming Americana, country, olde-tyme, and roots music.

The showcases will take place over three nights, March 4th, 5th and 6th, 2010, at the Steel City Tavern, 252 Townsend St, Sydney, NS. Each night will feature some of Atlantic Canada’s finest talent working in the Americana, country, bluegrass and folk/roots-based genres.


10:00 – 10:30: Jason Haywood
10:40 – 11:10: Meaghan Blanchard
11:20 – 11:50: Michael Brennan
12:00 – 12:30: The Keats
12:40 – 1:10: JD Clarke
1:20 – 2:00: Adam Puddington and the Proof


9:20 – 9:50: Ruth Minnikin
10:00 – 10:30: Kelly Sloan
10:40 – 11:10: Ryan Cook
11:20 – 11:50: Catherine MacLellan
12:00 – 12:30: Jason Haywood
12:40 – 1:10: Sleepy Driver
1:20 – 2:00: Rik Reese and Neon Highway


9:20 – 9:50: Adam Puddington and the Proof
10:00 – 10:30: Laura Merrimen
10:40 – 11:10: Amelia Curran
11:20 – 11:50: Adam Baldwin
12:00 – 12:30: Grass Mountain Hobos
12:40 – 1:10: The Divorcees
1:20 – 2:00: Haunted Hearts

Pleeeeeassssee Daddddiiieeeee, don’t buy punk this Christmas…

Hay Sale X-mas

Maybe it’s the holiday cheer setting in (more likely it’s the fact that the only boxes under the tree belong in the warehouse), but we are having our first X-mas sale!

All Hay Sale titles are now marked down to $5!!!

This offer will last for a limited time only, so head over to our online store and pick up a stocking stuffer for those little lovable haters of modern-garbage-that-passes-for-country in your life.

Pricing applies to mail-order sales of physical discs only – not downloads from online retailers.

No angry mail re punk – “I don’t wanna hear it!!! None of your Bullshit..I don’t wanna hear it! Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh SHUT UP!”

Guthries Reunion

Guthries CMT

Hey folks,

Just a quick note for our Halifax friends that The Guthries will be getting together for a set at Ruth Minnikin’s album launch for her new album “Depend on This” on Dec. at Argyle Fine Art in Halifax. Ruth and Her Bandwagon will be playing cuts from the new album, and production wizard Chuck Blazevich’s Dreamploitation, and Sea Buckley will also be entertaining. Come on out if you can, pick up a copy of Depend on This (which is amazing!!) and we’ll play some “Old Familiar Songs”.

News from Alex of The Divorcees


Howdy y’all,

Just thought I’d post this note from Alex of The Divorcees regarding what’s been happening in their little corner of New Brunswick over the past few weeks:

Hi Folks,

Well, it’s been an exciting couple of months here in Divorcees-land!

This week, our drummer-at-arms Brock Gallant and his lovely wife Melanie welcomed their son Everett into the world. We’re happy to say that Everett will be spoiled rotten by his crazy, no-good, outlaw uncles! And we’ve never seen Brock with bigger smile on his face. Something tells us a drumming dynasty has been born.

It’s not secret to many Divorcees fans that our not-so-secret weapon in the band is our absolutely hellacious bass player, Denis “TurTle” Arsenault. And much to our suprise and satisfaction, Canadian Musican Magazine has noticed it, too. Click on the link below and turn to page 46 for a great piece on Turt’s world-class bass playing, and enjoy!

Contrary to common belief, there are actually some of us in the band that are married – one of them being Brock and now…as of this fall, our multi-instrumentist and guitar wizard Danny Roy has officially tied the knot with his long-time partner, Lisa Rotter (who, by the way, sings like a bird). We couldn’t be happier for him, and boy, you oughtta see a wedding that’s graced by The Divorcees. That’s one long, long, LONG party.

Just when you think the news couldn’t get any better, it does – in the form of two nominations for the band at the 2010 East Coast Music Awards in Sydney, NS. We’re up for both Country Album Of The Year (Last Of The Free Men), and for Entertainer Of The Year. We’re sharing the nominee list with some great artists such as George Canyon, Melanie Morgan, JD Clarke, and our buds Neon Highway. We’re thrilled to be in such great company and are looking forward to being a part of the festivities!

Stay tuned for more Divorcees goodness in the new year…and have a good one.


P.S. Check out the new review from Italy’s

So that’s Alex’s note, but I just wanted to add my own shout out of congrats to drummer Brock and his wife Mel, Danny and Lisa, Turtle, and all the guys on their ECMA nods. Well done lads!

The Light at the End of the Tunnel was a Holiday Train…


Hey folks – Adam Puddington will be part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train 2009. Adam will be on two different runs in the United States: the U.S. North-East run, and the U.S. Midwest. If you are in the area, please come out and support this great cause and hear some great music. Below is the schedule for the runs Adam will be a part of, as well as some info on the event:


We have a wiener…

Dale in t.o.Just wanted to offer our congrats to Dale Murray on his pair of Nova Scotia Music Award trophies. Dale took home the honours for “Producer of the Year” as well as “Musician of the Year”. Nice job Buck Steele. We’d also like to extend our congrats to everyone who won, as well as the nominees, and everyone at MNS for a great conference. The full list of winners can be found here:

Jason Haywood news


Jason Haywood will be performing at this year’s Nova Scotia Music Week in Yarmouth, NS. Watch him melt hearts at his showcase on Sat, Nov. 7th at Haley’s Lounge, Rodd Grand – 10pm sharp! Jason will be playing tunes from his new forthcoming solo album, “A Thousand Miles Since Yesterday”. I have heard it folks, it is a winner. Think Gene Clarke & Gram Parsons california country, fused with Brian Wilson and Lennon/McCartney’s melodies. Hot diggity da-yum. Look for the new record in the early new year, and check back soon as we’ll have some tunes for your listenin’ pleasure.