Gord Sinclair (pictured) makes a solo debut, Alan Doyle announces a new EP and tour, and The Hawk turns 85. Others in the news include the ACMA, January Music Meeting, Oz fires, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, SaskMusic, Clifford Brewing Co., Ginger St. James, Sina Bathaie, Music BC, and A2IM.
Elton John pops-up in Toronto (pictured), Jessica Mitchell is on a tear, and Warner signs Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Also in the news are Alan Doyle, Charlie Angus, Microforum Vinyl, Jesse Cook, Union Duke, NSMW, Jesse Parent, and farewell Ed Cherney and Sonny Curtis. With video.
Anya Wilson (pictured) enters the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Lindsay Ell assists the Band Aid program, and Phil X and Prakash John are honoured. Also in the news are Alan Doyle, Barbara Hannigan, Matt Lang, Hawksley Workman, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, and farewells to Jimmy Johnson and Martin Foster.
Myles Goodwyn reunites with a beloved guitar (pictured), Alan Doyle hosts Juno Songwriters’ Circle, and the VSO celebrates its centennial. Also in the news are Meghan Patrick, Jason Plumb, Neil Young. Tune Up Toronto, Bedtracks, Brian May, a Clash exhibit, Ron Wood, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Dave McEathron, and farewells to Daryl Dragon, Pegi Young, and Dean Ford. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Kingston honours Gord Downie with a memorial pier (pictured), B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees are announced, and Justin Bieber teams up again with DJ Khaled. Also in the news are Awkwafina, Northern Power Summit, Alan Doyle, CIMA, Manitoba Music, Jacob Hoggard, Kadooh, Kirk Hammett, and Alberta Music.
Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Record a track in the men’s room with nearly 50 of Canada’s most celebrated musicians? That is one for the history books.
A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer John Mann is seeking an additional $5,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.
In the news today are Drake, Alan Doyle, ECMA's Music Aficionado program, Joni Mitchell, a Re:Sound benefit for Unison, John David Martin, Mirvish Productions, DPG, Sue Foley, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, and Johnny Burke.
It was a big night for Ron Kitchener's RKG Entertainment team last night as star act Dean Brody headlined at the 16,000 seat amphitheatre in Toronto.
Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list.
Among the 99 appointees are Daniel Lanois, Alan Doyle and retired Montreal studio owner Andre Perry who famously produced John & Yoko's "Give Peace A Chance."