Great Dark Wonder

Written for and by fans of the fantastic Canadian music scene...


September 2017

Snappy Snippets: Aron D’Alesio, Corridor, Maxim Cormier, Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

Now that our festival season has ended, we can start diving into the pile of music that gathered dust over the summer.  You’ll be seeing a fair number of reviews coming from us in the next weeks and months as… Continue Reading →

It’s Great Dark Wonder’s Birthday! A Year in Review…

As we celebrate our first full year here at Great Dark Wonder of spreading the love that is Canadian music, here are some interesting highlights that we’ve compiled along the way… We became dedicated “Road Warriors” between September 30, 2016,… Continue Reading →

Interview: Winona Wilde, “Wasted Time”

A few weeks ago, I was offered the chance to hear Winona Wilde’s latest album, “Wasted Time.”  I am so, so very glad that I grabbed this opportunity – this fabulous set of songs has been my companion now for… Continue Reading →

Take a Chance On Me: The Dead South, “Good Company”

Taking time once again to sift through a collection of ‘unheard’ CDs that have accumulated over the last year or so, my eyes were drawn to “Good Company” by The Dead South.  With their recently publicized (mis)adventures attempting to cross… Continue Reading →

Annie Sumi Releases Gorgeous New Song, “In Everything”

Ontario-based singer-songwriter will release her second album, “In the Unknown,” next month, and has just released a live performance video of the lead track “In Everything” in partnership with Mitch Fillion (Southern Souls). “In Everything” is a clarion call for… Continue Reading →

Starting a New Adventure: Kensington Market Jazz Festival, Toronto

Wanting to enjoy yet another later summer weekend in southern Ontario, we had the good fortune of spending some quality time on Saturday afternoon/evening in the heart of Kensington Market to experience our first true taste of the Toronto jazz… Continue Reading →

New Video: Mise en Scene, “Waster”

Winnipeg-based rockers Mise en Scene have just released a video for their song “Waster,” from their recent album “Still Life on Fire.” Mise en Scene’s breakout album, “Desire’s Despair” (Pipe & Hat, 2012), was a rallying call that got the… Continue Reading →

Shawn William Clarke: Album Release Party

As we approach the first birthday of Great Dark Wonder, one of the founding principles upon which we based this blog was to connect ‘new’ Canadian music and artists with a much wider audience.  We have been incredibly fortunate (in… Continue Reading →

Interview: Jason Buie, “Driftin’ Heart”

Sometimes here at Team GDW, we’re a bit slow to pick up on great music that we should have heard ages ago.  “Driftin’ Heart,” the latest album from Jason Buie (released in May), is one such project.  This great blues… Continue Reading →

Skydiggers Announce New Album, Single, and Tour

In what was already a fantastic week for Canadian music, The Skydiggers announced last week that they are releasing a new album in October.  Additionally, they plan to tour in support of the new project beginning in November.  This terrific… Continue Reading →

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