Featuring 3-time "CCMA Female Artist of the Year" & Juno Award winner - Jess Moskaluke
Country Wild Music Festival 2018
Marshall Dane, Kansas Stone, Ben Hudson, & many more
138 Division St
Cobourg, ON, K9A 3P3
Doors 2:00 PM / Show 3:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Growing up listening to, and falling in love with country music, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) adored the greats, from Terri Clark and Carolyn Dawn Johnson to her idol, Shania Twain. Today, she is amazed at the road she now travels. Acclaimed as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with her hit track “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), Moskaluke continues to dazzle the Canadian country music world achieving not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away”. In 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.
A small town girl from Langenberg, Saskatchewan and proud resident of Rocanville, SK, when she first posted her music online, no one could have anticipated the bright future that lay ahead. Many years later with her growing fan base, she now has over 32 million views on YouTube to date, and she received her first JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year in 2017 and third consecutive Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ for Female Artist of the Year in 2016 (the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title).
Moskaluke agrees, “Everything happened so quickly, it has been a wild few years! I am so proud to be part of the country music industry. We support and celebrate each other, and I am thrilled to be a member of the Canadian community and this genre.”
In between her tour dates, including performances at the Calgary Stampede, Boots and Hearts and Big Valley Jamboree, Moskaluke spent a great deal of time in the studio recording her third EP Kiss Me Quiet (release date: September 25, 2015). Featuring 6 tracks, and 2 bonus acoustic tracks, the album showcased her signature pop/country style. A little musical ‘something’ for every fan’s taste, the album explored an array of emotions, from the upbeat pop vibes found in “Kiss Me Quiet,” to vulnerable power ballads like “Take Me Home”.
With “Kiss Me Quiet”, she hit another new career milestone, becoming the top charting Canadian artist on both the BDS and Mediabase country radio charts. Moreover, in November of 2015, she was the most spun female Canadian artist on Canadian country radio in that year, as well as the #2 most spun solo female country artist on Canadian country radio, only behind Carrie Underwood.
2015 marked a year of many exciting firsts for Moskaluke, including her first JUNO nominations (Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year), a cross-Canada tour having joined Chad Brownlee’s When The Lights Go Down Tour, as well as her first arena shows! In October 2015 Moskaluke also joined Paul Brandt and Dean Brody’s Road Trip Tour throughout the Western Canada dates.
Moskaluke shares, “I could not wait to join the tour after the CCMAs. It was amazing — Paul Brandt was actually the first concert I had ever attended!” In July 2015, she and Paul released the single “I’m An Open Road.” She continues, “Paul is incredible to collaborate with, we had so much fun making the music video.” They also performed the song during the CCMA national live television broadcast on CBC TV in September of that same year.
In April 2014, Moskaluke released her 10-track album Light Up The Night, which featured “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”, a single produced by Corey Crowder (Chris Young, Jamie Lynn Spears) and mixed by Scott Cooke (Dallas Smith, Florida Georgia Line). The single quickly became the highest charting song on the iTunes top 200 singles chart for any Canadian artist. Following the release of her new album, a ½ hour CMT Canada special, Jess Moskaluke Live at The Edison aired nationwide on April 21, 2014. In celebration of this album release, Moskaluke partnered with retailer Sexton In The City, introducing her first ever make up line (also released in April 2014); a six colour lip gloss collection aptly named after her album, Light Up The Night.
John Wayne once said, “courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway,” these words mean everything to Moskaluke. She can still hear her father sharing this, encouraging her as she contemplated what the future might hold. Sadly, he passed away in 2006 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis, but his memory lives on in her music. In reflection Moskaluke shares, “My dad is my hero for teaching me how to be brave, and that being brave is not the absence of fear, but rather in the presence of fear possessing the ability to overcome such emotions and persevere.” She is a devout supporter and spokesperson for the MS Society, actively participating in many philanthropic initiatives in hopes of one day finding a cure. When she is not on the road touring, Moskaluke primarily balances her time at home (with her fur-baby Nala!) in Saskatchewan, and the US, writing in Nashville.
Born in St. Catharines, Marshall grazed on a rich fix of music, from the country sounds of his preacher Dad who taught him to play “The Farmer’s Song” on guitar to his Mom, who played piano in the evenings for his family of four sisters and two brothers. Marshall admits that his parents’ spiritual upbringing permeates his songs with themes of love, home and kindness.
Similar to Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”, you will find that kindred message within his songs, his day to day life and the relationships he has with his many fans.
These values drove his 7 trips with Adventure Canada, travelling to the Arctic thru the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Labrador; while performing for some very esteemed guests: David Suzuki, film maker John Huston, Stuart McLean, Alex Trebek and key members of the Canadian Geographical Society, to name a few. Yet, Marshall will tell you that some of his more memorable Arctic memories were made while playing for the citizens of small Inuit communities.
For five years in a row, Marshall has been nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the CMAO Awards, alongside artists who have major label backing and riding recent hit singles. Why? Sheer fan power it is Marshall’s fans who have consistently voted him into the top level. The fans don’t need a chart number to influence their loyalty he’s a star to them, and that’s the real end game. They hear it. They feel it.
Whether it’s a large scale festival stage, the CNE, one of the many CCMA Country Music Week performances or an intimate club, Marshall’s live show is second to none. He is an artist that always connects with his audience and his energy and passion for performing makes his shows impossible to forget. “I love to write songs and I love recording them, but when I step out on a stage in front of a packed house, that’s where the fire starts for me.”
If you haven’t already, discover why his fans will tell you that Marshall Dane is a “must see” and most importantly, “must hear.”
Kansas Stone is a high energy Country band that fuels off of many different styles. Signed to Wax Records & hailing from Ontario, Canada they deliver a sound that ranges from old/new country, blues, rock, and more.
After the release of his self-titled EP and a "Rising Star" nomination at the 2016 CMAO Awards, Ben Hudson shows no signs of slowing down. He was recently named the CMAO "Artist of the Month" for January 2017 and selected to open for Juno Award winner Brett Kissel.