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Jesse Cook – Multi-Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist, Composer & Producer – Celebrates “Tempest” 25 Years Later With a New Version

Jesse Cook – Multi-Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist, Composer & Producer – Celebrates “Tempest” 25 Years Later With a New Version
Award-winning, multi-platinum and gold selling, and Internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook knows a thing or two about unexpected turns in the road. In fact, his whole storied career is because of one. For starters, the multi-talented virtuoso was one foot out the door, just about to set out on his highly anticipated Tempest 25 Tour this past... Read More

USB Key Prompts Renewed Mitchell Activity

USB Key Prompts Renewed Mitchell Activity
By Keith Sharp Kim Mitchell likens the experience of recording his latest solo record `The Big Fantasize’ to a vintage car backing out of its garage for a final spin around the block. Celebrating his first studio release since his 2007 `Ain`t Life Amazing’ and debuting on Michael Wekerle’s recently launched El Mocambo Records, Mitchell teamed up with noted producer,... Read More

It Was Worth The Wait For Alessia

It Was Worth The Wait For Alessia
It took three months for Alessia Cara to get around to it but Monday, June 29th, the 23-year old Brampton Ontario finally hosted the 2020 Juno Awards, albeit virally after the original televised presentation in Saskatoon originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15th, was cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. And last night’s viral ceremony proved to be a personal... Read More

For Big Pacific’s Roly Sandoval, Patience Is A Virtue

For Big Pacific’s Roly Sandoval, Patience Is A Virtue
By Keith Sharp Roly Sandoval of Big Pacific always harboured aspirations of performing in a successful rock band. He had been a member in Calgary-based outfits like All The Rage In Paris (which dissolved when keyboardist Doug Johnson left to join Loverboy) and spent 20 years playing with local cover band TR3 . But it wasn’t until Sandoval moved to Nanaimo BC... Read More

Corb Lund Releases Long-Anticipated New Album Agricultural Tragic 

Corb Lund Releases Long-Anticipated New Album Agricultural Tragic 
“The songs on Agricultural Tragic sparkle with a kind of authenticity that only someone who lives that life can project.” –American Songwriter “Do yourself a favour and get your freshly sanitized hands on a copy of the new (album)… Pre-empting any hype or hyperbole, Agricultural Tragic is a record with instantly detectable depth and energy.” -Edmonton Journal  “Eloquent and plainspoken,... Read More

El Mocambo Records Signs Canadian Rock Icon And Songwriter Kim Mitchell

El Mocambo Records Signs Canadian Rock Icon And Songwriter Kim Mitchell
First Single “Wishes” Release June 26th El Mocambo Records proudly announces the signing of multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning Rock icon and Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Kim Mitchell to its roster that includes 54.40, Hutch and A Family Curse. The signing includes the release of Mitchell’s brand new single “Wishes” set for release on June 26th and coincides with the highly anticipated release... Read More

JUNO Award-Nominated GIRL POW-R Send Gratitude To Frontline Workers In New Single, “Thanks To You”

JUNO Award-Nominated GIRL POW-R Send Gratitude To Frontline Workers In New Single, “Thanks To You”
JUNO Award-nominated and chart-topping Canadian all-girl teen pop supergroup Girl Pow-R have reimagined their hit single “This Is Us” into a visionary, uplifting anthem expressing immense gratitude for frontline workers during COVID-19. “Thanks To You” is available now! “COVID-19 has changed everyone’s life,” says the band, “but more than anyone else, it is the frontline workers who have been there,... Read More

Blues Guitar Technique Sparks Wide Mouth Mason’s New Opus

Blues Guitar Technique Sparks Wide Mouth Mason’s New Opus
By Keith Sharp How ironic is it that as Saskatoon’s Wide Mouth Mason released their eighth studio album, `I Wanna Go With You’ with its togetherness and travel lyrical themes, that a COVID-19 virus would come along and totally disrupt such activities. On the phone from his Vancouver residence, guitarist/lead vocalist Shaun Verreault expressed his obvious frustration, that he and... Read More

Hawksley Workman Debuts New Single + Video “JUST A DREAM” From Upcoming LP

Hawksley Workman Debuts New Single + Video “JUST A DREAM” From Upcoming LP
Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman premieres a new single via Isadora Records/The Orchard titled “Just a Dream”. The introspective, ethereal track is co-written and produced by Marcus Paquin, who has produced and engineered dozens of records including Grammy award-winning album The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and The National’s Grammy-nominated album Trouble Will Find Me. “Just a Dream” was added... Read More

Anthem Entertainment And iheartradio Canada’s Pure Country Stations Announce Gord Bamford’s Real Country Livin’ Father’s Day Special

Anthem Entertainment And iheartradio Canada’s Pure Country Stations Announce Gord Bamford’s Real Country Livin’ Father’s Day Special
Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, and iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY, Canada’s first-ever national country music radio brand, today announced their exclusive partnership and launch of Gord Bamford’s Real Country Livin’ Father’s Day Special – a 60-minute music-based broadcast, podcast and live stream devoted to Father’s Day. The production features and... Read More

Tim Hicks Announces Wreck This EP Available On Digital Platforms June 26

Tim Hicks Announces Wreck This EP Available On Digital Platforms June 26
Four-time JUNO Award nominee and platinum-selling CCMA Award winner Tim Hicksannounced today the release of his highly anticipated new EP Wreck This, available on all digital platforms June 26 via Open Road Recordings. Wreck This, produced by Hicks’ long-time collaborator Jeff Coplan, features three brand new tracks combined with Hicks’ previously released three-pack Wreck, including his current Top 10 single “No Truck Song”, which continues... Read More

Scott Helman Premieres Music Video For ‘Wait No More’ Filmed While In Quarantine

Scott Helman Premieres Music Video For ‘Wait No More’ Filmed While In Quarantine
Scott Helman presents a premiere music video for his latest single “Wait No More,” shot at the singer’s Toronto home over two days in May while following lockdown guidelines. Known for his inventive and indelible music videos, Scott and director Ben Knechtel were up for the challenge of maintaining their high standards while not being able to be in the same room... Read More

DOWNCHILD Live Streaming Concert with Dan Aykroyd, Colin James & More – Fundraiser For Unison – June 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

DOWNCHILD Live Streaming Concert with Dan Aykroyd, Colin James & More – Fundraiser For Unison – June 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band Present  A Free Father’s Day Charity Concert In Support Of The Unison Benevolent Fund In celebration of Father’s Day and what would have been the final date of The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s 50th Anniversary Tour, the band are streaming their “Live At Massey Hall” concert in its entirety as a FREE SHOW for fans... Read More

The Spoons Head Back To The Basement in Special 80s Revival LIVE Virtual Concert

The Spoons Head Back To The Basement in Special 80s Revival LIVE Virtual Concert
Saturday, June 13th 2:00pm EST & 7:00pm EST via Facebook Live Event Link via Facebook: 2:00pm EST Event Link via Facebook: 7:00pm EST On a mission to relive days watching MTV and MUCH in the basement so you didn’t drive your parents crazy, Abducted By The 80s presents a virtual concert Back To the Basement — featuring the Spoons —... Read More