taking chances

Local Band goes Behind the Mask

When I was in my 20s, I published my first book (working on the second book now). The day before the book launch I had the biggest anxiety attack of my life.

I couldn’t breathe. Every fear I’ve ever had pounded through my head. It felt like I was about to run naked through the streets while people pointed and laughed.

Every time we push ourselves into taking chances– especially in public… It’s scary. It’s exhilarating. It’s amazing.

Today I want to congratulate my friend, the man whose company puts my lesson plans online, and the lead singer of Saint John’s Whitewater Band … Brad White’s band releases its second album Behind the MaskI am really impressed with the band’s writing and music. Please check it out. By these guys taking chances, we now have every cool tunes to enjoy….

How are you going to be taking chances as you lead this week?

Whitewater Band goes Behind the Mask

taking chancesWhile their first album continues to play on more than 400 radio stations worldwide, Saint John band Whitewater is building on that success, digging Behind the Mask into the stories of local people and worldwide events with the launch of its new album on March 17 at 8:00 pm at the 3 Mile’s Club Function Junction Room.

A mix of rock, folk, and blues, Behind the Mask features the songwriting talents of Whitewater’s frontman Brad White who was mentored by Canadian music legend Ken Tobias.

Mr. Tobias has nine award-winning songs and two million worldwide sales. In 2013, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award with Music NB. The same year Whitewater’s second album Many Roads was nominated for a Music NB award.

“We have learned so much from Ken,” says Mr. White. “We are especially honoured that he allowed us to play his song I Had a Dream on the new album.”

Whitewater Band will be releasing their first two singles: Fame & Fortune, raising the mask about the music industry to adult contemporary stations and You’ll Never Win the World, a song about learning to give, to country radio.

Behind the Mask moves deeper into our stories. Shores of Home speaks to the pain of Maritimers whose families left for work in Alberta before the oil bust. It is a remix of the song which was a 2015 CBC Searchlight finalist and plays on stations across Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Netherlands, and Scotland.

The song War Torn Streets exposes the effects of war on children against the background of soundbites from President Donald Trump’s controversial political speeches.

Telephone Lines are Down, written by Brad White and Steve Anderson, is a kick at the can for the Whitewater Band at blues. It features Brad White on vocals with Chris Ferguson from the band Common Thread and Carol Perry on backup vocals.

The album also has New Brunswick singer/songwriter Apryl Aileen on the song Baby Blue, written by Robert Phillips and produced by Paul Milner.

Tickets for Whitewater’s CD Launch Party on March 17 are $10 each and available for pre-sale at the 3 Mile. Local band Common Thread kicks off the launch party at 8:00 pm, and Behind the Mask CDs, t-shirts, and toques will be available. CD’s are available at Backstreet Records (Saint John and Fredericton), KV Billiards in Quispamsis, and at the 3 Mile Steak and Rib House

New Brunswick’s Whitewater Band, whose name is influenced by their Maritime roots, have infused the rock and folk music genres to create their trademark sound. Journeyman musicians Brad White, Ryan Massey, Mike Frontin, Kevin Golding and Brad Trecartin are the quintessential energy of Whitewater.

Catherine Doucette MEd, CTDP delivers customized business communications and leadership programs with measurable results. Topics include management issues, communication styles, difficult conversations, presentation skills, mentoring, productivity, managing conflict, business writing, and more.

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