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Single Premiere: T. Buckley, “Half a Heart”

We’re delighted to premiere “Half a Heart,” the new single from T. Buckley.  A roots singer/songwriter based in Alberta, T. Buckley will release his fifth studio album, “Miles We Put Behind,” on 19 October 2018, and will tour western Canada… Continue Reading →

#TuesdayTunesDay, 11 September 2018: nêhiyawak, Wooden Horsemen, The Bandicoots, S.K. Wellington

We’ve accumulated another great collection of new songs in our inbox, so sit back with a beverage of your choice, kick your feet up, and enjoy some great new Canadian music. nêhiyawak, “page” (featuring Marilyn Dumont) nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 30: Labour Day Songs for Labouring People

Whether you’re working on this Labour Day holiday or are lucky enough to have a day off, we have a great set of songs for you in this Labour Day edition.  Artists include Matt Andersen, Dave Gunning, Patrick Watson, The… Continue Reading →

#TuesdayTunesDay, 28 August 2018: Lydia Persaud, Kalle Mattson, Major Love, Kaia Kater

Now that summer is nearing its end, the pace of new music releases is ramping back up.  Here are a few noteworthy examples that have hit our inbox recently. Lydia Persaud, “Honey Child” We were fortunate to hear this spectacular… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 29: Canadians in the Commonwealth

Team GDW caught a day of the 57th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival and heard several amazing Canadian artists there.  Hear live audio from Dana Sipos, Terence Jack, Jay Gilday, David Myles, and The Small Glories. SOCAN license #5052874

Enjoying Canadian Music South of the Border

A number of stellar Canadian artists have ventured to Team GDW’s home state of Pennsylvania to perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.  We’re here to hear such artists as Earle and Coffin, Matthew Byrne, Jay Gilday, William Prince, Dana Sipos,… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 28: The Folk & Roll of Broomsticks and Hammers

During this year’s Home County Music and Art Festival, Martin from Team GDW spoke with members of London-based band Broomsticks and Hammers about their infectious brand of “folk & roll” music.  Includes live clips from their performance at the festival…. Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 27: Here We Go With Johnny McCuaig (Johnny McCuaig Band)

Johnny McCuaig joins us on this episode of Gossip Talkin’ Blues to talk about The Johnny McCuaig Band’s new single, “HERE WE GO” (currently featuring as the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ entrance anthem) and their forthcoming album “Lions as Ravens.” SOCAN license… Continue Reading →

Exclusive Single Release: F&M, “Lessons From Losers”

Fearless and meticulous. Fragile and melancholy. Forthright and mighty. F&M’s forthcoming sixth album, “Lessons From Losers,” is all these and more — a sumptuous blend of dark baroque-pop, erudite lyrics and whimsical arrangements, anchored by the disparate voices of Rebecca and… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 26: Home County Music and Art Festival Recap

Hear our recap of this year’s superb edition of the Home County Music and Art Festival in London, ON.  Exclusive live audio from Kris and Dee, Harrow Fair, Raine Hamilton, Mike Stevens, Melanie Brulée, The Cedar Sisters, and Murder Murder…. Continue Reading →

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