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Nadia and Jason Burnstick have been writing music together since their...

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So what did you do on your first date with your significant other? Did you go out for coffee, a movie or a concert?...

How life as a luthier inspired the plot of Grit Laskin’s...

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For 300 years, luthiers and musicians have marveled at the quality of instruments made by Antonio Stradivari. His violins, which are stilled played today,...

James Gordon discusses new album “Wrinkles and Scars” and activism

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There is an energy from a live performance that can't be found in a studio recording. It's the knowledge of not being able to...

How Jay Linden’s new album grew out of his brother’s passing

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There are as many sources of inspiration for a song as there are songs themselves. It's especially admirable when a songwriter can take a difficult...

How Catherine MacLellan is learning to have fun with music

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It’s been four years now since the World Health Organization proclaimed COVID-19 as a pandemic. It had a huge impact on the music scene,...

How Elliott Brood’s Town & Country project was inspired by …...

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“We write what we would like to hear. And you hope there’s people out there that are kindred spirits and feel the same way.” The...

Brian MacMillan & Dala’s Sheila Carabine finally get Kennedy Road off...

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It's a story we've heard before. A band puts together a new album and has big plans to tour in support of it, only...

What is Toronto-style blues? Brooke Blackburn takes a stab at it

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Brooke Blackburn has spent a lifetime in music. The second son of Toronto music veteran Bobby Dean Blackburn, Brooke was surrounded by music in...

‘Everybody was eager, and a bit terrified’: the making of the...

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To understand the cultural importance of Ron Hynes, The Man Of A Thousand Songs, to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, just consider the...

Andrew Collins shakes things up by getting David Travers-Smith to produce...

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In the world of rock music, "power trios" like Cream, ZZ Top, Rush and The Police have demonstrated the power of three. In acoustic music,...

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