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March 2018

#TuesdayTunesDay: New Song Roundup, 20 March 2018

A fresh crop of newly released songs for your listening pleasure – enjoy! Dennis Ellsworth, “Caught in the Waves” Dennis Ellsworth has released “Caught In The Waves,” the first single from his upcoming fifth solo album “Things Change,” out April… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 5: Under the Covers

After an hour’s sleep was so rudely snatched from us earlier this month (with the beginning of Daylight Savings Time), we’ve chosen to go back under the covers for this episode.  We feature cover songs from Joel Plaskett, Emm Gryner,… Continue Reading →

Doors At 8, Show At 9: Station 1 Coffeehouse, Grimsby, ON

Regular readers of our blog know how passionate we are about Canadian artists and the live music scene.  Aiming to review almost every concert we attend, the focus is often centered squarely on the musician or band, and their material…. Continue Reading →

Sparking the Imagination: Living Fossil, “NEVER DIE!”

If there’s one thing I’m learning about jazz as I dig more deeply into Canada’s jazz scene, it’s that the music can not only soothe or excite, but also inspire leaps of imagination.  “NEVER DIE!,” the new project from Gordon… Continue Reading →

#TuesdayTunesDay: New Song Roundup, 13 March 2018

We have a great new collection of songs for you this week from across Canada – it’s been an awesome week for new music! The Wolfe, “Pig & the Hound” Saskatchewan-based The Wolfe has just released a brand new single,… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 4: A St. Patrick’s Day Feast of Instrumentals

In the latest episode of Gossip Talkin’ Blues, we feature six instrumentals from Canadian artists influenced by Celtic music – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  Artists featured include The Rankin Family, The Aerialists, Steel City Rovers, West of… Continue Reading →

Advance Stream: Kristi Lane Sinclair, “The Ability to Judge Distance”

As modern rock continues to expand and evolve, it is artists like Kristi Lane Sinclair who are at the vanguard. The Toronto-based singer/songwriter draws equally from her Haida/Cree heritage and her love of both grunge and classical music to create… Continue Reading →

Review: Sean Burns and LOST COUNTRY, “Music For Taverns, Bars and Honky Tonks”

Having reviewed several new album releases for this blog over the last twelve months, I have encountered many artists whose music can be identified as ‘alt-country.’  And while I naturally gravitate to a genre that shares such characteristics, every now… Continue Reading →

Exploring “This City” With The Heavyweights Brass Band

Being a music blogger presents unique challenges; one particularly painful thrill is hearing new music before it’s released and being so anxious to share it, but having to wait.  With The Heavyweights Brass Band’s new album “This City,” which finally… Continue Reading →

Visiting “Notionside” – Interview With Kutch

With their new album “Notionside,” Colin Kutchyear and La+ch – collectively known as Kutch – present a shimmering set of pop songs that will not only get you up on your feet dancing, but also thinking deeply about the messages… Continue Reading →

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