"Karma had a huge hand in the making of this CD. I offered to sing back up for Nigel, Don offered to mix for Nigel, Nigel and I needed a duo demo and Don recorded us and charged us a hug, I offered to help to build his new studio "The Rooster" (insulation up my nose) and he made time in his packed schedule to help me create my 3rd CD Slidin'. Then there was coffeehouse. Every musician performing on this CD I met by joining this community. Not only are these people some of the most talented musician I know, the friendship and warmth that is laced throughout this project can be hear loud and clear. I am most proud of Distant Sky (A Nigel Barnes co-write), which I wrote about my hometown. I wanted the prairie rain storm to shine through and everyone who participated in the production of this song worked hard to try and understand my odd musical instruction." You know when the rain has stopped and it is dripping from the eves. That is how I want you to play piano." In the end I was understood and I am thankfully the universe placed such talented people in my path. Be good to people and something beautiful will be created every time." Ellen Carol Ellen Carol & Colleen Costello Fun yet thought provoking Ellen Carol and Colleen Costello's performance will have you pondering your life in one minute then laughing at yourself (and them) in the next. With their desire to delve into an alternative acoustic sound while grounded in their folk rock roots you will pleasantly spun into a world of their creation. Ellen Carol was homegrown in Regina Saskatchewan however she has been addicted to taking her music on the road since 1990. Through Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Belize, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji, Korea, Japan, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Thailand and Laos, Ellen has shared her songs. In turn she was given the experiences that have enhanced her lyrical and musical style. However, after 6 years in Toronto the earth child Ellen Carol has transformed into a street savvy songstress. Still, she sports her peace love rock and roll roots and this has placed many opportunities to grow on her concrete path. BC born Colleen Costello shines through the haze of all things music like a bulldozer in the fog. Her scope of experience and love of sound in all shapes and sizes makes her one of the most unique musicians you'll have the pleasure of listening to. She plays with music like origami, refolding and reshaping styles you might recognize into little paper animals... I mean into new forms of catchy songs. With a voice that chills and thrills, singing melodies and harmonies to die for, Colleen Costello's writing is as fresh as a carrot out of the ground. Lyrics stream inspired and the beat gets in yer blood. Together they have found a unique and gitty sound that has been pleasing audiences from Toronto to Charlottetown. But the desire to head west has been pulling at their hearts for some time now. "You have not achieved success until you are a hit at home" Ellen Carol "Ok big wide world out there! I've decided to peek my head out once again." Colleen Costello.