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NEWS ARCHIVE - October-December/08

Dec. 5/08 - Campistas back in the studio - Here's the skinny to-date. Seven songs have been recorded and are down to their final tracking stages. The new songs recorded so far (that some of you may know from recent live shows) are: Highway 105, Candy Apple Killer (Whoop-dee-doo!), Swing that Hammer Down, What It Takes, St. Eugene, Reels and Breathes and Stranger Than Friction. Recording has been suspended for a week while producer/engineer Chad Nesrallah heads down south on his honeymoon! (Congrats Chad and Heather!). The plan is to record five-or-so more tracks in January-February for a May 2009 release.

The album once again features the Campistas, Jeff Tanguay on bass, Tony Dunn on keys and sax and Breeze Smith on drums and percussion. Anders Drerup is also playing some banjo, guitar and pedal steel, and we're revving up for some very special guest vocalists as well. Stay tuned for updates and sneak previews!

Nov. 28/08 - Compilation Charity CD getting press - Pick up your copy today at the Store.

John Allaire

Nov. 5/08 - John Allaire to appear on CBC Television’s Living in Ottawa

Living in Ottawa, your guide to living it up in the city is back for its third season on CBC Television. The show's new host Maureen Welch is your personal tour guide to the hidden gems, delicious eats and of course fun things featured right in your community. Watch for great tips on living well, and living actively starting with a fun guide to singing open mics in Ottawa. Update! See the segment here!

Folk rock singer John Allaire, who is no stranger to rocking out at local pubs and venues in Ottawa, shares his tips on how to have the best open mic experience with producer Dan Forgues. To check out the segment, tune in Thursday November 13th at 3pm on CBC Television. Missed an episode? No worries! All of our episodes are available for viewing online at

Remember you can watch Living in Ottawa every weekday at 3:00pm on CBC Television.
Channel 8 - Rogers Cable
Channel 208 - Bell ExpressVu
Channel 303 - Star Choice
Channel 4 - with antenna
Channel 2 - Videotron Cable - Gatineau

John Allaire on the CBC


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