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Daniel Bélanger

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 →

2017 Year-End Roundup: 10 Memorable Live Moments

Around this time last year I compiled 10 tracks that were experienced live that stood out for me personally and gave a stronger appreciation to a particular song/artist.  Having seen many artists in a live setting again over the last… Continue Reading →

Montréal Live Music: Francofolies Experience

When Team GDW saw that both the Montréal Francofolies festival and Festival Folk sur le Canal were taking place over the same weekend, the decision to drive 560 miles for some music was easily agreed upon.  L has mentioned several… Continue Reading →

Some 2016 Favorites From Québec

My love for Canadian music began with a trip to Montréal in 1999 that happened to coincide with the Francofolies festival.  My first introduction to a very vibrant music scene has stayed with me now for nearly 20 years, with… Continue Reading →

Album Release Date Alert – Daniel Bélanger, Paloma

Finally, after such a long wait after “Chic de ville,” Daniel Bélanger has announced the release date for his newest project, “Paloma.”  The album is set to release on 25 November, with preorder available on iTunes. Given the stylistic variety… Continue Reading →

GDW Musings: #tbt Daniel Bélanger – “Tricycle”

People often wonder, why Canadian music?  What is so special about it?  What attracted me to it? My story with Canadian music began quite by accident, during a solo trip to Montréal in 1999.  I arrived on a gloriously cool… Continue Reading →

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