Who We Are

We are passionate fans of Canadian music who are stuck south of the border… but we don’t let geography get in the way of following our favorite music.

Team GDW’s Founders:

Lesley Carter ~ Exposed to the wonders of CBC and Montréal Canadiens hockey as a teenager thanks to a satellite dish in rural Kansas, I have been an unabashed lover of all things Canadian ever since.  I am a lifelong collector of esoteric and varied music, a teacher of piano, and an aspiring multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, mandola, ukulele).  In real life, I work in the field of technology.

Martin Noakes ~ 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.

Team GDW is also supported by a fine staff of ferocious felines who (barely) tolerate practice nights and always decline the offers to accompany us on our musical road trips.

Team GDW’s Featured Contributors:

Steve Murphy ~ A bit of a Renaissance man, Steve Murphy is a singer-songwriter, author, and journalist based out of London, Ontario. An avid vinyl collector and audiophile, his personal collection of albums is wide ranging and in the thousands, including four released from his band Westminster Park.