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Emm Gryner: Live in Forest, ON

One of the wonderful things about the US Thanksgiving Holiday is that it gives Team GDW a great opportunity to savor one last ‘long’ weekend in Southern Ontario before the close of the year.  Always happy to venture up north… Continue Reading →

Snappy Snippets, Holiday Style: O’Pears, Bros, Tomato Tomato, Emilie-Claire Barlow

For many people, the Christmas holidays are a time to pull out scads of holiday albums and crank up those old, familiar Christmas songs on the player.  For others of us, it’s a time to avoid stores and malls precisely… Continue Reading →

Le Vent du Nord: Live in Pennsylvania

We are incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful folk music society here in Central Pennsylvania that has an uncanny knack for bringing traditional Canadian musicians to our part of the world.  Indeed, over the last couple of years, the Susquehanna… Continue Reading →

Interview: The Dreadnoughts, “Foreign Skies”

As regular readers of GDW know, we’re big fans of folk music and write about it frequently.  What you may not know is that L is a history geek from way back… so when an album comes out that is… Continue Reading →

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 →

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