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Nadia Labrie: A “Flute Passion” for Schubert

Franz Schubert’s passionate, romantic music seems a perfect place for a fresh start – which is exactly what flutist Nadia Labrie is launching with her new album, “Flute Passion: Schubert.”  Some might know her work as half of the duo… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Earth Day With a New Video From Annie Sumi

“Love the Earth, save the Earth” is the underlying message in the new video from folk singer-songwriter Annie Sumi, “In Everything.” The video shares images of the earth’s beauty and wonder and encourages us all to respect and care for… Continue Reading →

Whitehorse: Live at The Sanctuary

With plans to head to Southern Ontario this past weekend, the last minute announcement of severe ice storms making their way to the province would not keep us away.  It would impact a show on the following evening, which fortunately… Continue Reading →

Interview: Exploring the “Lost Villages” With Robert Diack

With his new album “Lost Villages,” jazz drummer Robert Diack is exploring not only the geography of Ontario’s nine “Lost” villages (submerged as part of construction on the St. Lawrence Seaway), but also a new musical topography.  Each of the… Continue Reading →

Current Swell: Much Anticipated Return to VA

After spending a Saturday evening recently at “Jammin’ Java” for an evening of live music from The Weather Station, Team GDW would return to this wonderful venue just 48 hours later to experience another Canadian band live in concert.  Currently… Continue Reading →

Megan Bonnell, “Separate Rooms”

We first encountered Megan Bonnell during her time touring with Great Lake Swimmers back in 2016, and quickly sourced “Magnolia” (her brand new album at the time) and her debut album “Hunt and Chase.”  Learning that Megan had so much… Continue Reading →

#TuesdayTunesDay – New Song Roundup, 17 April 2018

It’s that time of the week again – a collection of new songs from some terrific Canadian artists. The Once, “Before the Fall” We’ve been waiting for ages for new music from Newfoundland’s The Once (Phil Churchill, Geraldine Hollett, and… Continue Reading →

“Priceless” – Interview With Joey Niceforo

With the release of his first solo album, Joey Niceforo has stepped onto the international musical stage in a big way – most artists, after all, don’t get the chance to record their first project at Abbey Road Studios as… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 9: Sawdust City Music Festival Preview With Miranda Mulholland

This week, we feature a conversation with artist and advocate Miranda Mulholland, who also is founder and artistic director for the Sawdust City Music Festival, taking place in Gravenhurst, ON, this August.  We also include songs from this year’s festival… Continue Reading →

Help Us Crowdsource a List of Great Albums by Canadian Women

Last week, I happened to see an article on the NPR website here in the US, featuring a crowdsourced list of great albums by female artists.  (This followed a list NPR released last July, curated by critics.  It’s certainly interesting… Continue Reading →

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