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Observing the orbit of Planet Neil: a toast to Neil ...

Neil Young turned 75 yesterday.  Paul Corby wrote this piece in honour of him. Planet Neil makes satellites of us all; its pull is emotionally gravitational, its pulmonary magnetic characteristics amplify the tidal flux of our own most personal pulsations, ...
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Hauler mixes reverence for Cape Breton tradition with modern musical ...

On Hauler’s eponymously titled debut album, the contemporary Celtic trio balances the genre’s penchant for solemnity and stories of suffering with their own fresh interpretations and modern rock flourishes.  The group pushes the boundaries of traditional Cape Breton musical standards ...
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Rick Fines explains why Solar Powered Too is not entirely ...

The last number of years there have been varying reports regarding the rarity of those people who write in cursive. Given the overwhelming proliferation of texting and email, there seems to be a declining need to use the flowing elegance ...
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Sultans of String’s ‘Refuge’ is raising awareness of the world’s ...

For their latest release, Canadian world music collective Sultans of String set out to raise awareness of the nearly 26 million refugees currently stateless and away from their homes in a project centred around the positive contributions of new immigrants. ...
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Rebecca Hennessy takes a leap into lyrical songcraft on her ...

When an opportunity to bend your brand comes along, to challenge and broaden the parameters of your previous musical perimeter, few musicians can resist. Toronto’s Rebecca Hennessy is no stranger to broken boundaries. As the bandleader and trumpeter for 2019’s ...
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Fans and concert promoters are still waiting for money in ...

Some fans and concert promoters in the Canadian roots music community say they’re still waiting for news about missing funds as a battle with a company seen as a grassroots alternative to Ticketmaster reaches a new level in the United ...
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David Newberry gives a track-by-track breakdown of his new album

Following up his 2015 release, Replacement Things,  Toronto-based artist David Newberry returns with a fierce and poignant LP titled As Away As You Can Go Without Coming Back.  David recorded the album in Vancouver with producer JP “Chips” Maurice over ...
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Imogen Joy evokes Leonard Cohen and sings to her muse ...

Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter, poet and producer Imogen Joy summons a muse all her own with the release of her new single, “My Marianne.” “This song is about dipping into different memories,” Imogen said. “I say, ‘Do our little moments blur?’ ...
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Humour: Bruce Madole introduces us to the artist who ...

Bruce Madole is an award-winning Canadian author and songwriter who was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award in 2017.  He has written poetry, short fiction, and four novels in the humorous crime genre. His songwriting credits extend to roots, ...
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White Lightning strikes with the release of Mary Garnett Edwards’ ...

White Lightning has struck with the release of Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Garnett Edwards’ new album. Featuring lyrics seasoned by a life lived in the crooks and crannies of human experience, White Lightning lands with a raw intensity forged by the ...