Great Dark Wonder

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August 2017

Interview: Shawn William Clarke, “Topaz”

This Friday, Shawn William Clarke releases his latest album, the gorgeous “Topaz.”  This terrific album starts with the lovely instrumental “Back to Breath,” rolls into “Autumn in New Brunswick” (which Shawn describes as an “homage to finding windows of solace… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo and Friends: Live at Budweiser Stage

Within the Blue Rodeo community, the annual summer concert in Toronto is an absolute must for those in and around the GTA.  Having not yet experienced this for ourselves, we happened to be in town this particular weekend, and thus… Continue Reading →

New Video: Hiroshima Hearts, “Spend Your Money”

For our GDW readers who enjoy music with a bit more of an edge than we often feature, we give you: Hiroshima Hearts.  This London, ON-based group’s original music is a thumping mix of its members’ influences – everything from… Continue Reading →

The Sheepdogs: Live at Jackson-Triggs Winery

Team GDW tend to get a little excited when the Jackson-Triggs summer concert series is formally announced each April.  This venue has a solid reputation for bringing in top class Canadian music to their wonderful outdoor amphitheatre, and with limited… Continue Reading →

Interview: Tony Dekker – New Music and New Challenges

Team GDW have been strong fans of Great Lake Swimmers for several years now, and we were fortunate to catch them live twice last year.  From the Homecoming concert in Port Colborne, ON, to their co-headlining event with Elliott Brood… Continue Reading →

Lydia Persaud: New Single, “Low Light”

Raised on a healthy dose of the country music narrative and the spiritual motivation of gospel hymns, Toronto songstress Lydia Persaud is reconnecting with her roots on her debut EP “Low Light.” Set for an independent release on October 20,… Continue Reading →

“Dance in the Sun” – Video From Jon Stancer

Toronto singer/songwriter Jon Stancer has released a new video for “Dance In The Sun,” one of the standout tracks from his debut solo album, “For The Birds.” The video beautifully captures the song’s dreamy, free-spirited message, while reflecting the music’s… Continue Reading →

Random Record Revival: Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs – Stand Together Fall Together

Before I launch into this article, I feel that a disclaimer must be announced to eliminate a very awkward ‘elephant in the room’.  The concept behind the ‘Random Record Revival’ series was all about revisiting an old album from our… 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 →

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