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Dave Clarke’s new music was part of his cancer rehab

As a 10-year old, Dave Clarke got the chance to see the Beatles in concert with his brother and mother. “We sure didn’t hear much for all the screaming!” he said. So how amazing was it that during the most ...
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T. Buckley’s New Album Reflects Much More Than Family History

Alberta singer-songwriter T. Buckley’s new album Frame By Frame is filled with songs reflecting on the influence other people. In particular, how family members impact our lives and attitudes. Sometimes it seems the spirit of a long gone family member is carried ...
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Still no frets but more vocals on the new Fretless ...

The creation of the band the Fretless was to expand the musical boundaries of what a string quartet can be. Putting fiddle tunes and folk melodies into a classical music construct was quite appealing to the original group members and ...
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Lennie Gallant’s new holiday album draws influences from around the ...

Growing up in Rustico, PEI, Christmas time for Lennie Gallant was filled with family, food and music. That great Yuletide joie de vivre is now reflected in Lennie’s brand new album of original songs, Christmas Day On Planet Earth. “When ...
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The McDades are back! Jan Vanderhorst talked to them about ...

The sibling trio The McDades latest album, The Empress, is a further progression of their sound, which stretches back to the days of their youth when Shannon, Solon and Jeremiah performed with their parents as The McDade Family Band. The ...
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Garnet Rogers has released his debut novel … and you’re ...

It seems the past two years has seen an increase in the number of books written by musicians. Everyone from Alan Doyle, Richard Thompson and Paul McCartney to Dave Grohl and James Gordon have released memoirs, autobiographies and novels, all ...
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Annie Sumi explains ‘solastalgia,’ and why she named her new ...

The term “solastalgia” is described as “the homesickness you have when you are still at home.” It’s also the title of singer-songwriter Annie Sumi’s new album and the backdrop for the songs contained within. “[Solastalgia] was written in this book ...
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Amanda Rheaume talks about Canada’s newest Indigenous record label and ...

The Seven Fires prophecy is an Anishinaabe prophecy that marks phases in the life of the people here on Turtle Island. We are currently in the time of the seventh fire where we have the choice of going down two ...
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Shane Cook has teamed up with some impressive partners for ...

There’s a certain magic that happens when musicians get together to play songs or tunes, and right away they’re on the same wavelength. They don’t even have to have the same music background; they just “get” each other. When they ...
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John Wort Hannam on losing his father, losing his voice ...

The expression “Stop and smell the roses” has always been used as a way to re-evaluate our lives and our priorities. But as life gets faster each year with increasing technological changes, it’s harder to do that. Many times, what’s ...