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Local band chosen to enter audience voting round of CBC Searchlight

Photo: Hubbard's Hustlers

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Searchlight is CBC Music’s long-running hunt for Canada’s undiscovered musical talent, judged by a combination of audience voting and choice picks from CBC producers and celebrity judges, who represent a cross-section of the best that the Canadian music industry has to offer.

Registration for this year's competition has closed and the list of eligible songs and artists has been released. Much to their delight, local band Hubbard's Hustlers have made the cut with their song So Good. A frequent guest at the Flesherton and District Farmers' Market last year, singer and guitarist Nathaniel Porter-Gowan fronts the group which continues to perform at venues throughout the area. The band describes their sound as "music that makes you smile."

"We’re so excited to be chosen for CBC Searchlight 2020. The voting is for the next nine days," said Porter-Gowan, who asks that people vote once a day for the remainder of the contest so that they can make it to the next round where the judges take over.

Songs will also be showcased on CBC Radio One, CBC Music, Radio 3, CBC Digital, and CBC-TV at any point during the contest.

The Searchlight 2020 grand prize includes the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class and Juno Awards experience, a week in a recording studio at the National Music Centre in Calgary and a chance to perform at the 2020 CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach in May.

Hubbard's Hustlers CBC Searchlight 2020 entry So Good.

Voting for Searchlight is now open. You can vote once per day per artist. Click on this CBC Searchlight 2020 link to vote for Hubbard's Hustlers entry.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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