Monthly Archives: July 2021

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Samways’ debut album is out and so is their new ...

Toronto-based acoustic folk group Samways sets poetry in musical motion again with their new single, “The Mother” and debut album, Untrodden Ways. With previously released singles “The Wind of Death” and the album’s title track, “Untrodden Ways,” serving as previews ...
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Artists are launching a massive fundraiser to reboot the Ottawa ...

Photo: Catriona Sturton performs at the 2018 Ottawa Bluesfest. She is one of the artists performing during Ovation Ottawa. Photo by Scott Penner. The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition is getting ready to reboot its local music scene with a massive ...
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Inuit duo PIQSIQ and Finnish duo VILDÁ have teamed up ...

  Sisters Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, the latter of Juno-winning ensemble Quantum Tangle, have been rapidly winning fans for their latest project, PIQSIQ, and this latest single is bound to add a few more. “Ovddos / Hivumuuniq,” released ...
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Murray McLauchlan’s latest album is about relationships of all kinds

To get a clear idea of how Canadian music is different from American or British, it might be wise to get the perspective of a non-Canadian. Veteran singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan got such an insight many years ago while on tour ...
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ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume have launched a new Indigenous ...

Two of the busiest women in the Canadian music industry just got busier. ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume have just launched Ishkodé Records, a women-led Indigenous music label that intends to do business differently from the industry at large, in ...
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Trail of Tears: the whole, captivating story behind Linda McRae’s ...

Marie Gage’s writing is inspired by real people and events in her life. Her latest project, a novel “A Ring of Promises”.was inspired by the love and immigration saga of her grandparents. A shorter version of this piece was previously ...
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This week’s Weengushk International Film Festival has some great music ...

The Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF) unfolds this week Thursday through Sunday, but the term “film festival” really doesn’t do justice to the range of art being presented.  There’s also lots of music! The festival brings together industry veterans and ...
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Monica Lee is ready to open things up with new ...

Like many artists in 2020, Monica Lee released an album just as pandemic restrictions were imposed, preventing her from presenting it to live audiences. However, that didn’t prevent her 10-song collection Farewell from earning some well-deserved praise. With the singles ...
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Roots and blues artist Steve Paul Simms goes for broke ...

Raw, real, and authentically blues, “No Money Comin’ In” is the latest confessional from Canada’s own Steve Paul Simms. Available now, the grungy rock and blues anthem is a toast to a commonality we’re all facing in the height of ...
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Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine) has a new single out in ...

  Adrian Sutherland has just released a brand new single, in advance of his debut solo album, which is due Sept. 17. “Right Here” is a song about always being there for the people that you love and care about, especially ...