Video Vault: March Movie Marathon

Video Vault March 2023

To the college basketball faithful, March is all about the Madness. Here at Team GDW HQ, the onslaught of amazing new music videos arriving daily should also qualify as Madness – so many great choices, so few slots available on our pages to share them all.  As we recover from our weekend of live music adventures, we made sure to unlock the Video Vault before catching some much-needed shuteye, and share with you these latest mini motion pictures.

James Gray, “Goodbye Stella”

Muskoka, ON-based singer-songwriter James Gray dropped his latest music video for the single “Goodbye Stella” – itself a beautiful, tender, meaningful, passionate, heartfelt, melancholic, loving ode to a true long-time friend in his life – BEER!!!  “Last year I quit drinking beer for an entire winter,” he shares. “Then I wrote a breakup song to beer. Stella and I now hang out occasionally.”  A gifted wordsmith, spin this one more than once or miss some terrific anecdotes at your own peril.

NUTANA, “You Belong”

Don’t be alarmed if the name NUTANA is completely lost on you – this is a new project from popular producer and Sheepdogs drummer Sam Corbett. And yes, it is funky-retro-cool, as you’d expect from an ensemble that includes Kacy & Clayton, Chris Mason (The Deep Dark Woods) and Leot Hanson. “Do I deserve this? For me there always seems to be so many amazing musicians out there,” Corbett asks. “The song reinforces the idea that I do belong here, and that I do have something to say.”

Ricky Paquette, “Caught Rocking Hard in the Place (Live in Montreal)”

You know, talking about side projects from members of The Sheepdogs, let us introduce you to their recent touring companion Ricky Paquette – who fulfilled the lead guitar duties on the band’s recent huge North American tour in the wake of guitarist Jimmy Bowskill’s departure. If you attended one of these shows, you saw some of the magic that Ricky brings with his six-string. If you missed out on that opportunity, fear not – we’ve got you covered here today.

Low Winter Sun, “Silence Surrounds”

We wrap up our video selections today with this recent single release from emerging Victoria, BC indie-folk ‘guitar & cello’ band, Low Winter Sun – who landed on our radar thanks to recommendations from some of our west-coast friends. Filmed back in 2021, both the song and video have roots that trace back to the height of the pandemic, and this sweet acoustic-folk ballad earned many repeat listens when landing in our laps.  Not familiar with Low Winter Sun? Now is the perfect time to remedy that.

The British guy that crossed the ocean and crash landed in central Pennsylvania (to quote Greg Keelor, “And I wonder what am I doing here?”). As the youngest of four siblings, exposure to music from a very early age nurtured my passion and appreciation for many musical genres. Continuing to discover some amazingly diverse and talented musicians based in Canada, I gravitate to live music experiences and remain devoted to spreading the word about such a vibrant music scene.

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