About Us, No Limitz and Why we do what we do!
WHO are we?
We are Dana Blayone and Sherry Crawford. We are songwriters and singers who head up a band called No Limitz. We arecommunity volunteers who are passionate about songwriting, and being active the music business industry. We believe in making a positive difference our world and the people who surround us. This is what we call “The No Limitz Vortex”.
HOW “No Limitz” came to be?
Sherry Crawford and Dana Blayone started out as an acoustic duo in 2003 when they discovered a sweet harmonic blend of their vocals and from there the co-writing began. Together they recorded their first CD in a closet with blankets hanging on the walls with just enough space for a person and a microphone. This home spun CD called “Dreamin’ Big” brought much attention to their talents and abilities as singer/songwriters that eventually the girls brought a team of talented musicians on board in 2005 when theywere invited to open for Johnny Reid and Corb Lund at a local festival. It took their acoustic duo to a full vibrant sound. In 2007 Dana and Sherry took the band to Calgary to record their second album in MCC Recording Studio. That fall the second album named after the title track “I Know What I Know…and that’s not everything.” was released. In July 2008, they released the single, “I Know What I Know” from their 2nd album to national radio, and that winter they released their rockin’ Christmas song “CRANK UP THE HEAT”. Now it’s 2011 and their 3rd Album will soon be launched! After the numerous music conferences, co-writing sessions, andawesome road trips they narrowed this album to 10 INCREDIBLE songs. Many of them they co-wrote with some amazing friends.Produced by Josh Gwilliam, these songs lure you in with ear candy you can’t resist. No Limitz’s style is fresh and interesting whichadds to their beautifully blended vocals described as “Joan Jett meets the Judds at a Dixie Chicks Concert”. It’s music with its own personality and a band that loves to continually blend genres. To date they have also shared the stage with Canadians artistssuch as Duane Steele, Sean Hogan, Ian Tyson, Johnny Reid, Julian Austin, Steve Fox and Samantha King among many others.Whether you’re talking to them in person or watching their performance, you will experience their positive energy that will have you believing there really are “No Limitz”!
WHY are we doing this?
Simply because we know that there is an abundance of talent in the Peace Region, but because of the challenges of our demographics, it’s sometimes difficult to find opportunities to attend conferences. After attending numerous workshops and conferences in Calgary, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver and Moosejaw to name a few, we knew we could bring a similar event
right here to Peace River. Since the first year of this conference, we experienced an amazing weekend where all of our delegates left with feelings of accomplishment and happiness. Great relationships were formed and fantastic songs were written, and business plans started. We already have a number of registrations in for 2011 and are receiving more. Music is a common thread
that brings people together regardless of age, gender, or level of ability.
WHO is the conference for?
Songwriters, musicians, singers, poets wanting to explore songwriting, anyone interested in recording, aspiring stars and the Parents of young aspiring stars between the ages 14 to 99!…anyone interested in learning more about the process of song writing,recording and the business of the music industry. Any level of ability is welcome to attend!
WHO is coming to this event?
CCMA award winning artist Duane Steele, Ralph Murphy & Earl Periera plus more Industry Panelists are being confirmed as you are reading this. Stay tuned!!!
WHAT is it all about?
It’s about learning, it’s about networking, it’s about expressing your talent and creativity, it’s about collaboration and it’s about pursuing your dream!
WHAT will happen at this event?
Delegates will learn about the business of music industry from our panel of experts. There will be plenty of Q&A periods and lots of networking opportunities. Then, with the help of Duane, Ralph and Earl, songwriters will experience two days of song writingand showcasing, where they will have the opportunity to perform a song written that day for the Concert of Songwriters held
Saturday night! They also have opportunity to showcase their individual work at the Concert & Jam.
WHEN is it?
May 6, 7 and 8th, 2011. Because of the tremendous success of the past events, we need three days to fit all of the info which is from morning to night!
WHERE is it being held?
In Peace River, Alberta, Canada at the Belle Petroleum Centre. Peace River is situated in a beautiful valley 500km north of Edmonton, or 200km east of Grande Prairie. The Peace River Valley will captivate you by its beauty and amazing people. Thesaying is…if your drink the water from the Peace River, you will be back.
WHERE should we stay?
The host hotel is the Peace River Sawridge Inn. They have offer delegates a discount rate to stay there. Just mention you are with the “music conference” and they will honor the discount rate. Sawridge Inn
HOW much does it cost? How can I register?
Our registration page has all the fees associated to the conference. The fees include lunches during the conference plus drinks andsnacks through out the day. The sooner you register the more money you can save. You can register on-line and we will invoiceyou for payment, or if you prefer to register by MAIL you can email us at our contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-618-9139 or 780-618-1718 and we will send you a registration form with invoice.
WHY should other organizations help?
Because it’s all about people coming together to achieve common goals. It’s about supporting the youth of our communities and mentoring them to become the best they can be. It’s about people helping people, young and old to fulfill their dreams or helpthem discover new ones. Together we can create a strong music industry here in the north!
HOW can you help?
THREE ways you can help:
ONE important way to help is to spread the word about this event to everyone you know! The best form of advertisement isword of mouth. SO TELL EVERYONE!!
SECOND way to help: The other form of help we need is to partner with a community based organization. We are individuals and not a society therefore we do not have access to certain grants that are offered to help fund these type of events. We are always looking for financial support through whatever means individuals or corporations can contribute. We appreciate all the assistance our community offers.
THIRD way to help: We are always looking for volunteers to help with everything and anything! If you have a special talent that you think can offer, please call us and let us know. There are plenty of different jobs to go around! Thx 🙂