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


October 2017

New Video: Edward Sayers, “Rose”

Toronto singer/songwriter Edward Sayers has just released the first single, “Rose,” from his forthcoming album.  “Underdog Overlord” will be available from 24 November; of the new project, Sayers says, “Lyrically the songs deal with struggling in an urban environment, longing… Continue Reading →

Interview: VISSIA, “Place Holder”

Listening to this terrific new album from Edmonton-based VISSIA, it’s perfectly evident that it is the fruit of significant effort on her part.  The album, she says, took four years to write – four years of experiences that have been… Continue Reading →

New Video & Upcoming Album: Les Tireux d’Roches

Folk/trad group Les Tireux d’Roches will release a new album, “Tarmacadam,” on 24 November, with an album release event scheduled for 23 November at Le Ministère in Montréal. Les Tireux d’Roches was originally formed in 1998 in Mauricie by original… Continue Reading →

Review: The Deep Dark Woods, “Yarrow”

One of the most unique aspects of the Canadian folk music scene is just how diverse this genre has proven to be.  From the mainstream to the obscure, there really is something across this spectrum to appeal to most listeners’… Continue Reading →

New Album Next Week From De Temps Antan!

One of Team GDW’s favorite groups, De Temps Antan, is releasing a new album next week!  We originally saw them here in central Pennsylvania; we were thrilled that a Québecois group were coming to our area, and when we heard… Continue Reading →

Review: Émilie Landry, “Être social”

In her new EP, “Être social,” New Brunswick artist Émilie Landry explores a very personal landscape: relationships with others, relationships with herself, and the intersections between those.  This project, Landry’s first solo effort, provides a glimpse into a very promising talent. … Continue Reading →

Julian Taylor Band: Live at Mills Hardware

Having enjoyed a handful of great Canadian music festivals over the summer, Team GDW became exposed to several new artists previously unknown to us.  It was at the inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival last August when we first encountered The… Continue Reading →

Interview: Skydiggers, “Warmth of the Sun”

From the first few chords of “Warmth of the Sun,” it’s utterly clear that the Skydiggers are not only not resting on past laurels, but they are fired up with an urgency and energy to speak their truth.  The album, just… Continue Reading →

Commonwealth Connections: Seafret

“Reflections in the water help to clear my mind, stretching out before me to the other side. We didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye. Give me something to live for, something to die for.” Do you ever experience… Continue Reading →

On Tour: Brodie Moniker

Several months ago, we had the opportunity to speak with Saskatchewan-based Brodie Moniker about his recent album, “Nowhere Left to Ghost.”  Brodie is now taking this terrific material out on the road in midwestern and western Canada, with a tour… Continue Reading →

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