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July 2017

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 →

Home County Music and Art Festival: The Main Stage

For this final article recounting our experience at the Home County Music and Art Festival in London, ON, we focus on the artists whom we had the pleasure of seeing perform on the Main Stage over the course of the… Continue Reading →

Home County Music and Art Festival: The Sunday Workshops and Performances

Team GDW returned early to Victoria Park on Sunday for another day of live music at the Home County Music and Art Festival.  There were two workshops in particular that we had bookmarked for the day, along with a couple… Continue Reading →

Home County Music and Art Festival: The Saturday Workshops

The city of London, Ontario, recently held its 44th annual Home County Music and Art Festival on the grounds of Victoria Park in the heart of the city.  Forty-four years of music and arts, and completely unknown to us until… Continue Reading →

The Gary Cain Band Offers Some “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”

Had I not read in his bio that this is a debut album, I would not have guessed that the Gary Cain Band’s recent project “Twangadelic Bluesophunk” was a first album.  This collection of blues tunes – which occasionally wanders… Continue Reading →

Listen to Goldtop’s New Album Before Release Day

The upcoming release of Goldtop’s “You Possess Me” on 21 July marks the beginning of a new chapter in the musical careers of Alice Kos and Everett LaRoi. While both artists have significant solo experience under their belts, this first… Continue Reading →

Cameron: Debut Album Incites Fond Memories of My Musical Past

It is a pretty established fact that while we will always find new music and fresh artists, ultimately, as an entity, popular music itself remains cyclical.  Musical sounds, fads and fashions will always come and go, and the influences from… Continue Reading →

Interview: Quantum Tangle, “Shelter as we go…”

Hailing from Canada’s North, Quantum Tangle broke into the limelight earlier this year with their Juno for Indigenous Album of the Year (for their stunning EP “Tiny Hands”).  It seemed inevitable that their next release would dig even more deeply… Continue Reading →

Commonwealth Connections: The Mae Trio

Although the focus of this blog has been, and remains, dedicated to the Canadian music scene, there is just too much good music that stretch beyond these borders.  Team GDW have been contemplating for several months now on whether we… Continue Reading →

Canada 150: Historic Homecoming Concert at Niagara-on-the-Lake

With the buzz and anticipation for the Canadian 150 year celebration this past weekend, Team GDW were not likely to miss out on the festivities taking place around this milestone anniversary.  Indeed, it was several months ago, when the “Historic… Continue Reading →

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