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.
At South Grey News, we endeavour to bring you truthful up-to-date local community news in a quick and easy-to-digest format that’s free of political bias. We believe this service is more important today than ever before, as social media has given rise to misinformation, largely unchecked by big corporations who put profits ahead of their responsibilities.
South Grey News does not have the resources of a big corporation. We are a small, locally owned-and-operated organization. Research, analysis and physical attendance at public meetings and community events requires considerable effort. But contributions from readers and advertisers, however big or small, go a long way to helping us deliver positive, open and honest journalism for this community.
Please consider supporting South Grey News with a modest donation and let us know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.
Subscribe for FREE to get the latest local news delivered to your email box.