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Searchlight spots some Sault musicians (updated)

Thursday, April 10, 2014   by: Donna Hopper's faithful readers came through to let us know we missed a couple former Saultites who have made it to the regional semi-final round in CBC's Searchlight music competition.

To Shane Chisholm (now living in Alberta) and The Marrieds (currently based in London), you have loyal fans back home in Sault Ste. Marie.

Listeners can vote for up to 10 artists per region per day until the end of this current round which wraps up Sunday, April 13 at 2:59 p.m.

For more information about CBC's search for Canada's best new artist, please click here.

Be sure to check out our other homegrown musical talent outlined in the original article below.

CBC is once again on the hunt for Canada's best new artist with it's annual Searchlight competition.

Bands and musicians from across the country submitted songs for consideration during Searchlight's initial round.

CBC listeners began voting for their regional favourites on March 24 to determine the top 25 regional semi-finalists.

While a number of Sault artists threw their hats in for the first round, only two (that we can determine) made it into the semi-final round - Renee Landry (now living in the Ottawa region) and The O'Schraves.

Voting began Monday, April 7 to determine who will move on to each region's top 10 final round.

Fans have until Sunday, April 13 at 2:59 p.m. ET to vote for their favourites.

All of this is working towards choosing a final national competition winner who will receive a $20,000 credit toward the purchase of music equipment from Yamaha Music Canada, the opening slot with Tegan and Sara, and Spoon at the Festival in Vancouver, an audio recording session with CBC and much more.

For more information about this competition, please click here.

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Bigpoppa45 4/9/2014 11:14:16 AM Report

There is also Shane Chisholm! Vote for his song Blow Away.....
roadhazzard 4/9/2014 4:14:43 PM Report

Yes, Shane was born & raised in Sault Ste. Marie ON (Gros Cap). Please have a listen & vote for Shane Chisholm. It's free to vote. His song "Blow away" was written based off the frustrations felt by Family and Friends from the tragedy of the 2013 Alberta floods which were the worst in Alberta's history and left 4 people dead and over 100,000 displaced throughout the region. Unlike many songs dealing with natural disaster "Blow Away" only conveys to the point of helplessness and sadness. It's been almost a year since the devastation and many are still displaced from their homes. Proceeds for online sales of this single will go to the Mission Possible Foundation.

roadhazzard 4/9/2014 5:11:06 PM Report

The address I posted will work, but as stated in the comment above mine, this is the most recent...
colton 4/9/2014 8:00:13 PM Report

It's shameful that Shane Chisholm wasn't recognized. Even though he resides in Calgary, he was born and raised here in the Sault and always makes a point to come back each year, always putting on concerts or contributing to our local high schools with musical instruments. "GOOD LUCK SHANE" our local media seems to have forgotten you, but we didn't!
cashcab 4/9/2014 11:23:29 PM Report

I remember Shane and his band from the Laid cornfest, thought they were great.

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