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2017 Year-End Roundup: Our Final Four (Each)

Late last week, M texted me (L) that he wanted to do a set of snappy snippets of his four absolute favorite albums from 2017.  Okay, I said… but it didn’t seem quite right that his favorites should go up… 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 →

2017 Year-End Roundup, Part I: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

Ready for this year’s roundup of favorite albums?  This year, we’re doing this in five parts – four organized regionally and then one overall recap with M’s and my lists.  We’ll start out on the East Coast and move westward… Continue Reading →

Bill & Joel Plaskett Bring Solidarity to Hamilton

Fresh off our return journey from London, ON, the prior weekend, Team GDW were back on the road  last Friday in anticipation of a wonderful evening with Joel Plaskett at The Studio in Hamilton, ON.  Shortly after the inception of… Continue Reading →

Review: Bill and Joel Plaskett, “Solidarity”

In many ways, this blog would not exist without Joel Plaskett. It was his electrifying (and electrified) performance in Parry Sound, ON, in May 2015 that elevated our love for Canadian music from passive enjoyment to active, even crazy (to… Continue Reading →

Upcoming New Releases on Our Radar

In the last few days, several artists have announced dates for their new releases in the first quarter of 2017.  We’re still catching up on 2016 at Team GDW (and trying to winnow down a favorites list), but here are… Continue Reading →

Musings: #tbt A Blast From the P.A.S.T.

Rewind back to spring 2015, when singer/songwriter Joel Plaskett released his most recent (to date) studio album “The Park Avenue Sobriety Test” (P.A.S.T.).  After hearing the debut single “On a Dime” (thanks to satellite radio here in the US), and… Continue Reading →

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