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Julian Austin with Shane Chisholm
Sat, Dec 4


Time: 9 p.m.

Cover: $15

If you like country music and you like a great value, come on down to Joe’s Garage on Saturday, December 4th. For the low ticket price of $15.00, you will get to see and hear two western Canadian country music stars, Julian Austin and Shane Chisholm.

...Julian Austin, an Average Joe’s favorite, has been on the country music scene for a decade now and has numerous awards and nominations to his credit. He will be performing songs from his 5th CD which was released in May of this year. The album includes 5 original tracks written by Julian, and covers of 5 other great tunes as diverse as Queens; Fat Bottomed Girl, and Rod Stewart’s; Maggie May. This will be Shane Chisholm’s second appearance at Average Joe’s. Shane is from Claresholm, and his star is rising fast on the country music scene. In 2009, he received a nomination for the CCMA Country Roots Artist of the Year.

Tickets to see this dynamic double bill are on sale now at Average Joe’s Sports Bar in Lethbridge. 

Julian Austin or

What best-selling country music artist do you know who can successfully pull off the quintessential line even the dog knows she ain’t comin’ back on the same album on which he records covers of tunes by Queen, Elvis Presley and Rod Stewart?

Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, Julian Austin has written and played music since he was in his mid-teens, dabbling in every genre from heavy metal to rock to 80’s pop before falling in love with the new country music sound that was taking shape in the early 90’s. In 1998 Austin moved out west to Calgary Alberta to live with his then fiancée Angela. While living out west Austin further honed his musical skills in both writing songs and entertaining the fans. His first album, What My Heart Already Knows, more than justified that musical choice, earning Julian a Certified CRIA gold record (50k+ sales) and the 1997 Wrangler Rising Star Award from the Canadian Country Music Association. His first single Little Ol’ Kisses went 1 on radio and also made the CMT Top 30 Videos of 1997, followed in 1998 with the ..Best Country Single award at the first annual Canadian Radio Music Awards. That year Julian also earned several Juno nominations.
Julian’s second album, ..Back In Your Life, though delayed several months due to a bull-riding accident which resulted in serious injuries for the artist, ultimately attracted 6 Canadian Country Music Award nominations in that same year. It was followed up by Bulletproof (recorded on Myles Goodwyn’s – of Canadian icon April Wine fame – label) and finally The Red & White, an album that paid tribute to Canada’s troops and saw Austin not only visiting Canadian Forces bases all over the country, but performing for them in Bosnia, Southwest Asia and Afghanistan as well. In 2004 Julian and his now wife Angela moved from Calgary to her home province of Manitoba where they still reside today.
In 2009, Julian rejoined with good friend Daniel Leblanc (who produced both his first and second albums) to record his current, fifth album, One For One, released on May 26th. The first single is Fat Bottomed Girls, a remake of the 1978 hit by Queen. I am extremely pumped and excited about my latest album which consists of 5 new original tracks and 5 remakes of some of the greatest classics ever made. Reuniting with Danny has been good for my musical soul and I think it really shines through in this album.
The other covers on One For One illustrate the range of Julian’s musical repertoire from the early days, of Rod Stewart’s Maggie May to the Elvis classic Burning Love, ZZ Top’s Legs and even Islands In The Stream a duet with fellow Maritime born Melanie Doane, a classic hit made famous by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in the 80’s. Mixing it up like this is a “fun release” for Julian, but it by no means is meant to detract from the country music that is Julian’s real genuine passion.
I like to write (songs) we can all relate to”, says Julian as he describes the writing of the 5 originals on One For One which embrace the basics of great country music. She Knows About Cryin is the "song for the ladies", If Houston Doesn’t Want You offers unconditional friendship and support, Goodbye Exit Sign is “one of those driving and thinking songs, for when you’re trying to get over someone”. Julian admits I Am Who I Am is completely autobiographical; “It was written when I was in a real dark place, and really messed up, it’s a real song”. The CD’s final track, Brake Lights is an arms-in-the-air, sing-along heartbreak song with the impact of a classic power ballad - in which the aforementioned dog predicts a sad and lonely future. Baxter, Julian’s beagle, is sure to shed a sympathetic tear.

Shane Chisholm or

2 time CCMA Award winner Shane Chisholm has become a tour de force, performing around the globe sharing his passion for music and the ungentle art of show business, Be it BMX style acrobatic tricks on the Upright Gas Tank Bass to Chanting anthems back and forth with an unsuspecting audience Shane will have you at your attention from the beginning till the end.
As well as writing, producing and performing Sault.Ste.Marie born Chisholm has been crafting his own musical instruments, Shane's latest addition to his collection is called "Tank"  an Upright Bass crafted from a gas tank from a Chevy Astro Mini-van which was nominated for CCMA Special Instrument of the Year 2010.
Shane's most honorable experience was touring in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan in support our Canadian Forces
Shane was recently welcomed into Ole Publishing family with a single song publishing deal which was won at the 2009 CCMA awards where he was also honored by being nominated along side of Corb Lund, Mike Plume and Ridely Bent for Country Roots Artist of the year. Chisholm's Hitchhiking Buddha CD was recently picked up for distribution from Fontana North a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, nominated for Country Recording of the Year through the Western Canadian Music Awards and for Album Design of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Awards followed by a 2010 nomination for CCMA Roots Artist of the Year
Chisholm's sophomore record is now underway and there's no sign of the Chisholm Camp slowing down


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