The sense of being unbound by the constraints of time takes hold immediately on the new album, entitled Yarrow. This is not just “roots” music; these are songs connected more to the elements and the Old Testament.
Shawn Hook & Serena Ryder's rhythmic-remake of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" is the most popular download radio track in the past week. Other big names to earn traction include Keith Urban, Virginia To Vegas, and a U2 track that features a spoken-word outro by Kendrick Lamar and is the latest song from the Dec. 1 album release, Songs of Experience.
The Edmonton-based roots-rocker has just released a new album on Hurry Hard Records, a label she recently created. The record features sensual, blues-based offerings and intimate ballads that draw comparisons with Alabama Shakes and Neko Case.
We’d congregate in the fall on the driveway, rakes in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for raking leaves. And then, in the winter, shovels in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for shovelling show.
It is still underway, but Bill King is optimistic that the major renovation job will restore magic to the historic Toronto venue he loved so much.
Talk Is Cheap is the title of Saskatchewan folk-rock ensemble The Karpinka Brother's latest album–but the collection, in point of fact, is anything but; instead, the songs are imbued with sincerity and positivism.
Dean Brody and Meghan Patrick are among this week's hot Canadian picks on the radio with two storybook songs that will greatly push their careers forward. Hey Ocean, Alert the Medic, and Shawn Hook are also receiving strong engagement from commercial broadcasters.
Her real-life experiences living in Boston encouraged the Toronto folk singer/songwriter to create the ambitious concept album, The Workingman's Blues.
On her debut EP, Shift, this fast-rising Toronto singer-songwriter managed to achieve her goal of crafting an alternative indie-pop record that thematically revolves around love, pain, and hope.
Canadian superstar Johnny Reid is usually pegged as a country singer, but he has long had a deep love of soul music. That comes to the fore on his new Bob Ezrin-produced platter Revival, as he explains to Bill King.
Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq, Meghan Patrick, July Talk and Fast Romantics are among Canadian artists with hot new tracks on the radio this week.