Great Dark Wonder

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


November 2017

Celebrate the Holidays With the Halifax Jazz Festival and Support Music Education

The Halifax Jazz Festival is expanding its annual holiday fundraiser this season, adding a new show, “Swing Into The Holidays,” for the evening entertainment, along with perennial family favorite, “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring Jerry Granelli, for the matinee show. Both shows are all ages and part of the Jazz Festival’s… Continue Reading →

Interview: Josh Sahunta, “Dissonance”

With his recent release “Dissonance,” Edmonton-based artist Josh Sahunta has made a bold statement – of musicianship, of creativity, of talent.  This seven-song EP is a delight to the ears and a tremendous accomplishment, especially when you consider that all… Continue Reading →

Good Fans Listen; Great Fans Foster Creativity

Miranda Mulholland is speaking tomorrow (11/22) on “Redefining Success in the Digital Marketplace” at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa.  If you can, please listen to her speech (it will be livestreamed by Music Canada), but before then, please… Continue Reading →

David Myles Brings Real Love to The Sanctuary

We have been fans of David Myles for a long time now, and naturally become very excited when we see him announce tour dates in and around PA.  Earlier this summer David was part of a show in State College,… Continue Reading →

Trent Severn: Live at the Burlington PAC

Having been fans of Trent Severn since their debut self-titled 2012 album release, it would take several years before we had an opportunity to see them live.  Indeed, it was on a whim last year when Trent Severn announced their… Continue Reading →

Interview: Dave Allen, “When the Demons Come”

Toronto singer/songwriter Dave Allen recently released his debut solo album, “When the Demons Come,” a tour de force exploration of love, loss, and questions about religion and spirituality.  I would suspect that the issues with which Dave is wrestling in… Continue Reading →

The Karpinka Brothers Live in Kingston

There have been many instances in our blog articles about how important it is to support live music, and to get out and attend shows when your favorite artists are playing nearby.  Being strong advocates of practicing what we preach,… Continue Reading →

Rawlins Cross Release New Single, Announce Album

Beloved Celtic rock band Rawlins Cross have announced the 1 December release of a new EP, “Rock Steady.”  The first single from this six-song collection, “Hold You Tonight,” is now available, and you can preorder “Rock Steady” beginning this Friday… Continue Reading →

An Enjoyable Midweek Evening With Whitehorse

It is amazing, given the frequency of our visits to the GTA, how there are a handful of well-established musical acts from that part of the province that we have not yet been fortunate enough to experience live.  Household names… Continue Reading →

Interview: The Lesters, “The Promise”

Tory Cassis, Murray Foster, and Jeff Ulster have each enjoyed significant careers, but (as for other musicians) there were still some musical avenues awaiting exploration.  As The Lesters, they have been walking one of those avenues (mixing folk, jazz, and… Continue Reading →

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