Various potluck - a ska concoction

A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers. His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One. The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.

To invoke the title of a long-forgotten Black Oak Arkansas album, the Revivalists are a textbook example of 10-year overnight success: They would in fact be celebrating their 10th anniversary this season if they had the time to think about it. And nothing about the Revivalists’ recent breakthrough has been an accident—including Shaw’s not hogging the spotlight, making sure that all seven members take part in promotions and interviews. “It’s always been about the long haul,” says Campanelli. “It never occurred to us to put this kind of effort into something that wasn’t. In the beginning, much to Dave’s credit, he heard all of our songs and said ‘Let’s all be equally in the band.’ That’s one thing that’s sustained us through the various bumps in the road, making sure that we were equal and that someone wasn’t going to be saying ‘Okay guys, I’m out.’”

Monkey discography and songs: Music profile for Monkey, formed July 1995. Genres: Ska ... Latin Ska Underground 2, and Potluck - A Ska Concoction. rym . rym front page.

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