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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Create A Musical Canvas With New Studio Album

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Create A Musical Canvas With New Studio Album
Photos Credit Rebekah Littlejohn A blank canvas is full of possibilities—much like the partnership of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, whose new album Canvas comes out on March 17, 2023.  They are two of the world’s top Celtic fiddlers: she is a renowned, award-winning solo artist from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; he is from the legendary Leahy family of Ontario,... Read More

Nominations and New Performers Revealed for The 2023 JUNO Awards

Nominations and New Performers Revealed for The 2023 JUNO Awards
The Weeknd Leads With Six Nominations, and Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae follow with five. As Juno Nominations Announced The nominees for The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables inside the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre in downtown Toronto.  This year’s winners will be unveiled in Edmonton,... Read More

McBowl Concert Series Has North American Appeal

McBowl Concert Series Has North American Appeal
Photo by Andrew Clowater By Keith Sharp The 6th Annual McBowl Concert, in support of Ronald McDonald House promoter Ed Sousa can usually tell how well his annual concert festival is doing by how many tickets are sold nationally and throughout the United States. “Last year, we sold tickets to 20 U.S. states and every province in Canada. So far... Read More

City and Colour Announces New LP ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ Out March 31

City and Colour Announces New LP ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ Out March 31
City and Colour – The Love Still Held Me Near – Art by Kit King City and Colour – acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer Dallas Green has announced the highly-anticipated new album ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ will be released on March 31 via Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ is a deeply personal and cathartic offering and the most... Read More

NICKELBACK Announce 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour

NICKELBACK Announce 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour
Acclaimed rock band Nickelback announced their 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. Produced by Live Nation, the massive run will hit 38 cities this summer, kicking off on Monday, June 12, in Quebec City, QC, at Videotron Centre, with stops across North America in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and more before wrapping up on Wednesday, August... Read More

Bryan Adams Releases Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits

Bryan Adams Releases Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits
Photo Credit: Bryan Adams Las Vegas Residency At The Wynn Kicks Off Jan 25 Acclaimed GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has released the 2LP version of Classic (Parts 1 & 2), a 2LP package featuring 14 classic re-recordings and an exclusive etching via BMG. Classic 2LP Vinyl Tracklisting  Side A 1. Summer of ‘69 2. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 3. Run... Read More

CARAS Unveils Next Round of Performers Taking the Stage at The 2023 JUNO Awards

CARAS Unveils Next Round of Performers Taking the Stage at The 2023 JUNO Awards
The Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the next lineup of artists set to perform at The 2023 JUNO Awards Broadcast hosted for the second time by Hollywood superstar Simu Liu. Inaugural JUNO Awards performances will be made by global phenomenon AP Dhillon, as well as multi-platinum songwriter/producer duo Banx & Ranx with acclaimed singer/songwriter Preston Pablo and dance-pop icon Rêve. JUNO Award-winning country star Tenille... Read More

Lee Aaron Elevates Her Game 

Lee Aaron Elevates Her Game 
By Roman Mitz Lee Aaron has a new album called “Elevate,” and the Merriam-Webster dictionary says that verb means “To raise in rank or status” or “To raise the spirits of.” Well, her new album certainly succeeds on both counts.  The award-winning songwriter, producer and Canadian vocalist blazed back onto the rock scene in 2016 (after a ten-year hiatus to... Read More

Grammy® Award-Winning Icon Shania Twain Releases New Single “Giddy Up!”

Grammy® Award-Winning Icon Shania Twain Releases New Single “Giddy Up!”
Photos by – Louie Banks Strutting into 2023, five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning legend and the best-selling female artist in country music history Shania Twain, shares a brand-new single entitled “Giddy Up!” today. Listen to “Giddy Up!” HERE and watch the video HERE. The track sets the stage for her eagerly awaited new album, Queen of Me, arriving on February 3, 2023. It notably stands out as her sixth original full-length offering,... Read More

Big Sugar Revisits Classic Release With New Tour And Band Lineup

Big Sugar Revisits Classic Release With New Tour And Band Lineup
By Keith Sharp Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson isn’t prepared to idly sit back and play out a pandemic. Even during an enforced two-year layoff, he was releasing his GJ SoundShack video series and was even able to execute a One Man Big Sugar Show. So as soon as he was able to get back on the road, Johnson jumped at... Read More

Canadian Music Legend Ian Tyson, CM AOE, Has Died at 89

Canadian Music Legend Ian Tyson, CM AOE, Has Died at 89
The family of the late Canadian country legend Ian Tyson, CM AOE, has confirmed the singer-songwriter died from ongoing health complications on December 29th, 2022 at his ranch in southern Alberta, Canada at age 89. Tyson was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with his... Read More

April Wine Founder And Singer Myles Goodwyn Announces Departure from Touring; Marc Parent To Replace

April Wine Founder And Singer Myles Goodwyn Announces Departure from Touring; Marc Parent To Replace
Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of Canadian rock legends April Wine, Myles Goodwyn, has announced his departure from touring with the group. Goodwyn will continue to lead the band, and he will continue to write new material for the band and produce their recordings. Goodwyn’s last live performance with April Wine will be on March 2, 2023, in Nova... Read More

Country & Roots – Audio Treats – Happy New Year!

Country & Roots – Audio Treats – Happy New Year!
Open Spaces – By Roman Mitz New releases drop down to a trickle toward the end of the year and the beginning of the next, but Open Spaces has brushed away a layer of snow and found a few cool audio treats that we wouldn’t want you to miss out on. Multi-platinum hit-making trio Cheat Codes, popularly known for their smash... Read More

Coney Hatch’s UK Tour 40 Years In The Making

Coney Hatch’s UK Tour 40 Years In The Making
By Keith Sharp The invitation came right out of the blue. When Coney Hatch bassist Andy Curran touched base with Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris during his band’s Toronto and Hamilton dates (as part of Maiden’s global Legacy Of The Beast tour), Harris mentioned he would be taking his British Lions’ side project on a brief but intense 11 dates... Read More

Fleetwood Mac Loses Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac Loses Christine McVie
By Canadian Press Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as You Make Loving Fun, Songbird, Everywhere and Don’t Stop, has died at 79. Her death was announced on the band’s social media accounts. No cause of death or other details were immediately provided, but a family statement said she “passed away peacefully at hospital this morning”... Read More

Canada’s Loverboy Opens For Foreigner Farewell Tour 2023

Canada’s Loverboy Opens For Foreigner Farewell Tour 2023
 Foreigner – Photo by Karsten Staiger copy “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” and no less than five more Top 10 hits. FOREIGNER, the band behind these iconic songs announced the launch of their Farewell Tour. The tour is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank... Read More

Blakk Turns Traumatic Childhood Experience Into Moving Emotional Vignettes

Blakk Turns Traumatic Childhood Experience Into Moving Emotional Vignettes
By Keith Sharp Considering Forest Blakk’s traumatic childhood upbringing, it would have come as no surprise if his musical influences had been Thrash Metal or Gangsta Rap. Yet his third EP, ‘Every Little Detail’ contains eight emotional introspective compositions which rank highly on wedding musical theme lists, an image which belies his gruff, tattooed physique. Blakk grew up in Montreal,... Read More

Workaholic Hugh Dillon Balances New Album And Tour With High Profile TV Roles

Workaholic Hugh Dillon Balances New Album And Tour With High Profile TV Roles
Sound Of Music 2019 – Photo by Corey Kelly By Keith Sharp The big question is where the Headstones’ Hugh Dillon finds the time to record a new album,`Flight Risk,’ and plan a 17-date Canadian tour (with two dates in Buffalo) while at the same time completing the second season of The Mayor Of Kingstown TV series with season five... Read More