Tag: Singer/songwriter

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Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
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Bill Garrett talks about producing Laura Smith’s final album

“She was totally ‘in the music’ when she was delivering a song,” said musician and record producer Bill Garrett of Borealis Records. “She was totally immersed in what she was doing. The emotion she felt during (a) performance translated to ...

On The Tracks – Songwriter Showcase

We’re back in the swing of things here, On The Tracks with our 3rd show of the season featuring a coast-to-coast co-bill. Suzie Vinnick from the Niagara Region of Ontario and Michael McNevin from Niles, California. Trust me, you don’t ...
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Luke Wallace: a voice for 2020?

There are specific songs, certain albums and moments in music that have a way of sticking with you over the years. Beyond the songs themselves, this has so much to do with who you were at those times. For me, ...
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Craig Cardiff’s ‘Emm & May’ single and video are all ...

Craig Cardiff details the special kind of unabashed bliss that accompanies summer romance on his new single and video, “Emm & May.” Calling on inspiration for everything from those first kisses to late-night bonfires, to lean-close hand holding and gazing ...
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How Terra Spencer balances funeral directing with the thrill of ...

“It’s been a balancing act. There have certainly been times where I’ve been on the festival grounds somewhere, roaming around trying to find a wifi signal so I could send an obituary to the newspaper before the [publication] deadline!” For ...
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Murray McLauchlan addresses racism on his new double single

Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer and 11-time Juno winner Murray McLauchlan challenged himself to look within before entering the conversation about systemic racism, privilege, and economic disparity on this, his new double-single, “The One Percent / I Live On ...
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How Bill Bourne came to write the perfect pandemic song ...

If he didn’t know better, singer-songwriter Bill Bourne might think he’s somewhat prescient. How else could you explain having the words to the song “Hunker Down” come to him out of the blue in January of this year? It could ...

Suzie Vinnick – Side Door / Zoom show!

Hi Friends! I’m excited to perform a Zoom show for you where we’ll all get to see each other. I will perform for an hour then we can hang out afterwards for a little bit for a visit. Hope you ...
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Irish Mythen talks about the struggle to get her Juno-nominated ...

The album Little Bones has been a game-changer for Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Irish Mythen. The 2019 release earned seven 2020 Music PEI Award nominations – winning two – a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and ...