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March 2017

Glenn Milchem: The GDW Interview

Team GDW recently reached out to Blue Rodeo drummer Glenn Milchem, and are both thrilled and grateful to have an exclusive interview with this renowned musician.  Fresh off the end of the “1000 Arms” tour, Glenn was kind enough to answer… Continue Reading →

Corin Raymond: An Overdue First Trip to the Juno Dance

By their very nature, music awards celebrate the accomplishments of a stellar group of artists but also must exclude a host of equally talented musicians each year.  If you were watching the Juno (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy) nominations earlier this… Continue Reading →

New Video From Chris Gostling & The Tempo

Chris Gostling & The Tempo (who were interviewed by Team GDW earlier this year when “Breath, Blood, & Tempo” came out) have released a new video for “A Little More,” a song off that project.  About the song and the video,… Continue Reading →

Interview: Cassie and Maggie

Earlier this year, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald released “The Willow Collection,” a stellar and sprightly collection of traditional music delivered in their unique style.  In addition to their terrific instrumental work, the new album also features an increased emphasis on… Continue Reading →

Interview: Brodie Moniker

Today Brodie Moniker releases his new album, “Nowhere Left to Ghost” – the product of over fifteen years of active music-making in the Saskatchewan music scene.  This wonderful, eclectic album clearly displays the fruits of Brodie’s experience – from the… Continue Reading →

Snappy Snippets: Rose Cousins, Begonia, Maritza, BEYRIES

As a belated homage to International Women’s Day (which occurred earlier this month), I selected four recent releases by terrifically talented women for this edition of ‘Snappy Snippets.’  All four projects have been prominent in my player since they came out,… Continue Reading →

New Single From Coco Love Alcorn: “Unbreakable”

Coco Love Alcorn has recently released “Unbreakable,” the latest single from her 2016 album “Wonderland.”  Like the rest of that delightful, jazzy album, “Unbreakable” features Coco’s tremendous voice over minimal (but not minimalist) instrumentation and hopeful, empowering lyrics. Coco wrote… Continue Reading →

Alan Doyle Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With a Kitchen Party in Pennsylvania

Whenever Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies come to town (or in this case, our home state), you know that the band will bring an energy unrivaled by anybody else out there. When you bring forth that energy on the… Continue Reading →

Random Record Revival: Feist, “Metals”

Several years ago, when discovering in more depth the Canadian music scene, Leslie Feist quickly found her way into our musical catalogue.  At that particular time, we had zero familiarity with “The Broken Social Scene” (shame on us, right?), meaning… Continue Reading →

The Sadies: Album Release Party at Toronto’s Royal Cinema

Team GDW have been following the Canadian music scene for several years now, yet every once in a while it seems to take forever for a ‘major’ artist/band to jump onto our radar.  One such band are The Sadies, who… Continue Reading →

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