Louis-Jean Cormier (pictured) is amongst the leading Félix Awards nominees, the MVP Project announces its new recipients, and Music Canada & CONNECT launch a new series. Others in the news include Slocan Ramblers, the Junos, SOCAN, Crack of Dawn, Melba Moore, Cœur de Pirate, Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Sinéad O'Connor, Polaris Music Prize, Barbra Lica, Ben Kunder, Halifax Jazz Festival, and farewell Rocco Prestia and Cookie Monsta.
The 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards nominees are named, Ron Hynes will be celebrated at the ECMAs, and Mariposa goes virtual. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Rufus Wainwright, the Senator Restaurant, House of Jazz, Jeff Healey, Amplify BC, Music PEI, Michaela Slinger, Hawksley Workman, Stephan Moccio, Leela Gilday, Chris Bell, Joshua Van Tassel, Shawn Hall, Shuffalo, and Ben Kunder. With video.
Brett Kissel (pictured) announces the second leg of his marathon Canadian tour, a new venue opens in Edmonton, and drug casualties at Escapade fest. Others in the news include Ben Kunder, Music Canada Live, Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Brave fest, Lori Yates, Call The Office, Halifax Jazz Festival, Music PEI, Jr. Gone Wild, and a farewell to The Left Banke's George Cameron. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Toronto songsmith's second album, Better Human, comes out this week and features some prominent guests. In this interview, he describes its creation, his growing confidence as a songwriter and performer, and a memorable night in Ireland.