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New Contest: Win Some New Music for Your Collection

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Want to add some great Canadian music to your collection?  In our latest contest, enter to win five albums from Bandcamp, carefully chosen for you by Team GDW.  All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter –… Continue Reading →

“Wait”: New Single From The Cedar Sisters

Readers of this site may recall our feature some time back about London-based The Marrieds.  Recently, Jane Carmichael (half of that terrific duo) has partnered with Elle Hermansen to form The Cedar Sisters. The Cedar Sisters have used their similarities… Continue Reading →

“Panorama High”: New Single From Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

Prince Edward Island-based singers Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling have teamed up on a new album, “Everyone Needs to Chill Out,” and have just released the project’s first single, “Panorama High.” Listen to this great new song below: The pair… Continue Reading →

Sawdust City Music Festival 2017: The Jim Cuddy Family Band

Having outlined our appreciation of the public events at the inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, ON, our attention is now focused on the Saturday evening entertainment held in the historic Opera House.  The Jim Cuddy Family Band would… Continue Reading →

Sawdust City Music Festival 2017: Public Events

Earlier this year, we learned that the first Sawdust City Music Festival would take place over the first August weekend in the town of Gravenhurst, ON.  With a determined effort to execute her vision of bringing a festival to the… Continue Reading →

Review: Matthew Byrne, “Horizon Lines”

If you are looking for an exquisite album of music, perhaps to provide just the right accompaniment for that last summer drive, look no further than Matthew Byrne’s “Horizon Lines,” out just today. It must be said at the outset… Continue Reading →

Find a New Favorite: The East Pointers

It must have been back around 2013 when I first heard music from Prince Edward Island artist Tim Chaisson.  Grateful once more for the accessibility of Canadian music stations on satellite radio, I recall the flurry of catchy folk-pop tunes… Continue Reading →

Interview: Bill Plaskett

When Joel Plaskett announced that he was releasing an album with his father, we immediately knew that we would not only be picking up the album as soon as it came out, but also doing our utmost to catch Joel… Continue Reading →

New Video From Tara Beier: “DIANA”

Musician and filmmaker Tara Beier has released a new video for the song “DIANA” from her latest six-song EP, “California 1970.” Beier, a Vancouver native who now splits her time between L.A. and Toronto, returns to Canada on Aug. 19… Continue Reading →

Interview: Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck, “When I Get Better”

With the release of “When I Get Better,” Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Sarah Jickling is boldly stepping out – not only as a solo artist (she formerly fronted the “Oh Wells”) but as a mental health advocate. Jickling draws from her own… Continue Reading →

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