Bonita Mercer is a singer songwriter from Northern Ontario. Her passions are music, training horses and meeting new people. You will have heard her song playing on the playlist for 24-3-14 on Inverclyde Radio hosted by Hillbilly Bob.
1. I’ve Just Seen A Face – Rick Robinson and The Bayou Boys
2. Little Bit of Texas - Chris Green Project
3. Two Beers Ago – Darren Rhodes
4. Someone’s Child – Bonita Mercer
5. Woman In Tennessee – Diesel Outlaws
Bonita Mercer Hillcrest CD 82 January 2017
6. 5 O’clock Shadow – Rod Ballou
7. Drop On By – Laura Bell Bundy
8. Family Oh Family – Lance Friend
9. The Girl’s Alright – Russ Still
10. Blow Away - Shane Chisholm
11. Stay Country – Michael Cosner
12. Falling In Love – Ava Baber
Executive Producer: Ross Allen.
10. Bonita Mercer (Canada) – What I’m Looking For :10/2:58 (Juanita Wilkins) Larry Mercey Publishing (SOCAN). Album: You’ll Be The One.
Country music has a long history in Canada. The genre evolved out of the diverse musical practices of the Appalachian region of the United States. Appalachian folk music was largely Scottish and Irish, with an important influence also being the African American country blues. Parts of Ontario, British Columbia and the Maritime provinces shared a tradition with the Appalachian region and country music became popular quite quickly in these places.
Canadian country as developed by Otto Wilke, Carter, Snow and Earl Heywood, used a less nasal and more distinctly pronounced vocal style than American music and stuck with more traditional ballads and narratives while American country began to use more songs about bars, family relationships, and quarrels between lovers. This style of country music became very popular in Canada over the next couple of decades. Later popular Canadian country stars range from Stompin’ Tom Connors to Tom Jackson to Shania Twain to Rick Tippe. (Wikipedia).
Listen to tracks from Hillcrest 73 on Mixcloud