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Big Little Lions bring forth big positivity on their new ...

Social distancing cannot bring you down if you have always been making music while being away from each other. Big Little Lions, a duo consisting of Helen Austin from Vancouver Island and Paul Otten from Ohio, has put out its ...
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Check out eclectic Ontario guitarist and songwriter Michael Schatte’s ‘Water ...

Like many artists, Ontario’s Michael Schatte (pronounced SHAW-tee) has put the time afforded by the recent COVID lockdown to extremely good use.  He has spent much of the past several months putting the finishing touches on his highly-anticipated new studio ...
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Lead MonkeyJunker Tony D releases new instrumental compilation, Speak No ...

A flurry of instrumentals on a genre-bending journey serve as a career retrospective of epic proportions when it comes to multi-award-winning guitarist Tony D’s new album, Speak No Evil — and the newly minted track “70s Big Muff.” It’s a ...
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Could the Pandemic Be a Blessing?

No one wants to think that the current COVID 19 pandemic could be anything but a terrible blow to the music industry. Artists have lost most of their income streams, and without live shows, that all too critical audience interaction ...
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“Now you get a book with a CD!”: How ...

Jan Vanderhorst hosts the online radio show Just Us Folk at https://justusfolk.com/ Since the release of The Beatles’ landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, artists have increasingly included the lyrics to their songs as part of the album ...
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A conundrum on Manitoulin Island involving … a canoe and ...

Ten years ago, a rejected gallery proposal involving a flaming canoe sparked some last-minute inspiration. With a canoe at hand, my buddy, artist David Hynes, found himself facing a creative conundrum. In a eureka moment, he considered that the word ...
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Singer-songwriter Dione Taylor conjures ‘Spirits in the Water’ on her ...

According to the Yuchi Indian Tribe, there is a powerful legend of the Tanasi River or “Singing River” in Tennessee. Inside the waterway lives a woman who sings songs to protect those who hear her. Inspired by this mythical folklore, ...
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Tim Harrison talks about his new book, Acoustic Espionage – ...

If you remember any of the rules of childhood friendships, you know that when someone “double dog” dares you to do something, you have no other choice but to comply. It was such a throwback challenge facing singer-songwriter Tim Harrison ...
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Mike Plume partners with the Road Hammers on ‘It’s A ...

To mark the release of his latest album, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, on CD and vinyl, Mike Plume has shared a new single from it, “It’s A Long Long Way,” which you can hear below. The gospel-infused tune features a ...
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Melanie Brulée has a new single for Mental Illness Awareness ...

Mental Illness Awareness Week kicks off on Oct. 4, and Melanie Brulée has co-penned a new song for the occasion with Davy Gallant called “The Mess.” It’s Melanie’s take on a showdown between anxiety and depression, each fighting for power ...