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Lynne Hanson found a new way to produce her new ...

For the first time ever, I made exactly the record I intended to make, for good or bad,” said Lynne Hanson.  By the reactions so far to Lynne Hanson’s new album, Ice Cream In November, it’s good. Very good. Lynne’s eighth ...
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Morgan Toney is making a name for himself by combining ...

In the Mi’kmaq community of Nova Scotia there are songs built upon the strong foundation of the drum. You’ll also find the fiddle, which has been adapted from Celtic traditions over the years by the Mi’kmaq people. But for the ...
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How Matt Andersen accidentally wrote a song with David Francey

Singer-songwriter Matt Andersen’s new album, House To House, is something of a return to his roots in its approach. The New Brunswick native’s first albums, 2004’s One Size Never Fits, and 2005’s Solo At Sessions, were live recordings featuring just Matt’s ...
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Geneviève Racette on working with women and co-producing her new ...

“Touring with mostly women, there’s just a different vibe,” said Montréal singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette. “For me, it’s kind of a statement I’m making rather than a personal thing.” Geneviève has begun a tour in support of her new album, Satellite. ...
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When you just can’t stay home; how Steve Poltz survived ...

“I wasn’t made for these times, for a a pandemic,” said Steve Poltz. “My wife says I’m like a golden retriever. I just want to jump on everyone’s laps and lick them!” The singer-songwriter is telling me about how he ...
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How the pandemic put Steve Dawson on the path to ...

So imagine you’re an in-demand producer and sideman with about 170 dates lined up supporting Birds Of Chicago and Matt Andersen – plus three or four albums to produce when it all grinds to a halt thanks to COVID-19. What ...
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How Just a Season pursued the perfect sound

Throughout the history of recorded music, the search for that elusive “perfect sound” has taken various avenues. Phil Spector’s ‘Wall Of Sound” was created by doubling or even tripling the number of musicians playing drums, guitars or keyboards on the ...
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How Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen’s new album was inspired ...

If you read the titles of the five albums Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen have released, Dan and Laurel, New Disguise, Between The Rain, Driving By Candlelight and After The Fire, they kind of tell a story. But it’s the ...
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Plenty of humour – but no chewing sounds – on ...

Throughout recording history, there have always been influential albums and artists who set the path forward for succeeding generations to follow. One only has to look at Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, ...
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Why House of Hamill has a new song called ‘Sneezing ...

In the world of traditional fiddle tunes, the tune titles can be just as interesting as the music itself. Titles can reference people, places or events. For example, Neil Gow’s “Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife” is a ...