Monthly Archives: December 2009

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November Galaxie charts

Galaxie Folk/Roots Channel’s most-played, high-rotation album releases for November 2009: Canadian: 1. Amelia Curran — Hunter, Hunter — (Six Shooter/Warner) 2. Dan Mangan — Nice, Nice, Very Nice (FU:M/Outside) 3. Jon Brooks — Moth Nor Rust — (jonbrooks.ca) 4. Dana ...
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Leon Redbone Interview

In Defense of Tiny Tim Leon Redbone fans may be aware of this magnificent musician and performer’s mysterious, enigmatic ways, especially when it comes to revealing or promoting himself in interviews. After all, have you ever heard of another modern-day ...
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Spare a prayer for the opening act!

No introduction. A quarter of the lights. One third the sound. No place the park the van. Audiences that don’t give a hoot. No mention in the advertising. Don’t eat the headliner’s food. There are four beers and some KFC ...
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Good Lovelies – Under The Mistletoe

Good Lovelies will have played 142 gigs in 2009, an unbelievable number given that the vast majority – if not all – were in Canada. They have also released two full CDs in the calendar year, Good Lovelies in January ...
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John McDermott – Journeys

We recently had the pleasure of attending several holiday-seasoned concerts in the Southern Ontario region, and chatted a little with some of the headliners. What we learned might surprise you, and will surely delight you. John McDermott is a five-time ...
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Personality can’t be pirated

In the past, a personal brand was something plastic;  you could create a shape that you thought would appeal to a market, and feed it to them exclusively.  It didn’t matter much if it had anything to do with reality; ...
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CD Review: Travelling Show – The Undesirables

Fans of the  Southern Ontario duo The Undesirables have surely heard poet and lead singer Corin Raymond introduce his musical mate, acoustic guitar wizard Sean Cotton, as “the band”. To audiences, this term comes as no surprise as Corin’s introduction ...