Multi-award-winning Canadian Music Hall of Famer Myles Goodwyn says the horror of Russia’s unprovoked war has inspired him to write, record and release For Ukraine, a song about the depravity of the military action.
“Like the rest of the world, I’m witness to the devastation and suffering caused by the needless war in Ukraine,” Goodwyn shares. “This painfully sad and tragic situation inspired me to write this song with the hope that it might encourage people to help the citizens of Ukraine who are so desperately in need of our help.”
As distinctive and immediately recognizable as the April Wine frontman’s songwriting skills are prolific, Goodwyn’s vocals and guitar are joined by Bruce Dixon on bass guitar and Scott Ferguson on drum programming. For Ukraine arrives ahead of Goodwyn’s forthcoming collection of all-new original songs, Long Pants, set for release this summer.
In addition to Goodwyn and the other members of April Wine being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010, he received the prestigious East Coast Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and the SOCAN National Achievement Award in 2002.
The Myles Goodwyn and Friends of The Blues album earned him a Juno nomination for Blues Recording of the Year and won the ECMA award for Blues Recording of the Year. The following year Myles released Friends of The Blues which went on to win another ECMA award for Blues Album of The Year.
In 2016, he released his memoir named, Just Between You and Me, which became an instant seller on the Globe and Mail’s Non-Fiction List. His second book, Elvis and Tiger — this time a work of fiction — was published in 2018.
Goodwyn is currently playing select dates in the Maritimes that are followed by summer theatre and casino shows with April Wine.
Last year, Goodwyn relays a sombre and striking statement on the residential school system in his song Some of These Children (They Never Grew Up).