Sunday, 6 January 2013

Local Musician Making Music for Carleton Place Hospital


Local Musician Making Music for Carleton Place Hospital

Live show and fund raiser – Saturday January 12th

Ottawa, Ontario: January 4th, 2013 – Ottawa-valley musician, Bob Haughian has teamed up with the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation for an evening of fun and music Saturday January 12th benefiting the Carleton Place Hospital.

Singer, songwriter Bob Haughian is gaining recognition in the international (and local!) folk/celtic music world. He defies any easy pigeonhole. By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany a country ballad, sings a witty song about modern relationships, plucks a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot Maritime rock number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled Aboriginal world. He tops it all with a country fiddle tune -- all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said "Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes."

The recent release of Bob's second album – 'Home' follows regular airplay of his first album across Canada and the USA. This second release from the Ottawa Valley singer/songwriter continues with an eclectic blend of rocking Celtic-country with a twist of folk, jazz, and bluegrass. Soul-searching lyrics supported by gripping melodies define Bob's style. "Celtic, Country, Folk with a twist of Canadian ruggedness, make Bob's music a great blend of enjoyment that my listeners enjoy on a regular basis" says Dave Wertman of 'Celtic Dew', WSLR Radio, Sarasota, Florida.

"Stylistically we call it Celtic-Country-Rock" says Bob. "That means we can play a soft ballad, followed by a hard rocker, and then a loving Celtic tale of betrayal, a new-country love song and even a tribute to the Aboriginal spirit. Home is really about life's everyday ups and downs, put to music."

Tom Franks of FolkWords magazine in England says "...expansive Celtic-influenced country-folk-rock fusion with a soupcon of jazzy-blues added for good measure. If you like folk with a distinct rocky edge added to a miscellany of influences then this is for you. Me, I loved it."

The members of Bob Haughian's band are comprised of an elite and versatile group of Ottawa Valley musicians with varied roots in folk, rock, jazz, classical and world music. They paint exciting musical canvasses with fiddle, accordion, percussion, keyboard, harmonica and, of course some rocking, country-celtic guitars. The band includes Doug Slone (keyboards, accordion, fiddle and crazy-bong), Ardi Balca (bass and buffalo drum), Mark Nyvlt (guitars and banjo), Robert Libbey (guitar, harmonica and turtle shell rattles), Cyndi Kennedy (vocals, percussion and native chants) and Darrell Medaglia (drums and train whistle). Further bios available at

About the the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation (CPDMHF)

Formed in 1994, the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital in support of providing the best healthcare possible to the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding communities. Robyn Arseneau, Manager of Fundraising for CPDMHF adds that; "Special events such as this evening of music ensure that our community will continue to have the quality healthcare and service that it expects and deserves".

The fun starts at about 8pm at the newly renovated 'Texas Worthy' restaurant in Carleton Place, 142 Bridge Street. Come early and enjoy house-made Texas smokehouse ribs.


Bob Haughian Band Website:

SHOW: Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser, January 12th, 8PM. at the Texas Worthy Smokehouse Carleton Place, 142 Bridge Street Contact the club for reservations (613) 492-0108

Media Contact: Bob Haughian 613-864-4039

Album Availability:
'Home' is available on iTunes, CD Monkey, and locally at All three CD Warehouse locations and at the show.

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