Bruce Cockburn receives a Walk of Fame Hometown Star in Ottawa (pictured), a large group of A-list artists pay tribute to the late Dallas Good, and the Junos announce more performers. Also making news are Allison Russell, the Cape Breton Music Industry Hall of Fame,Halifax Jazz Festival, Exclaim!, Make Music Matter, CIMA, A2IM Indie Week, Simple Plan, The Henrys, Terry Gomes, Broken Social Scene, Georgia Harmer Yves Léveillé, Steven Lee Olsen, Brett Kissel, and farewell Michael Armstrong, Susan Jacks, Robert Ouimet, Shane Yellowbird, Guitar Shorty, and Teddy Toi.
Broken Social Scene (pictured) turns 20 with Massey Hall shows, Canadian acts shine at Coachella, and Bruce Cockburn returns to the road. Others in the headlines include Arcade Fire, Prime Video, Tami Neilson, Carole Pope, Pink Mountaintops, ElyOtto, Noah Reid, Matt Mays, Deezer, Harry Styles, Don McGlashan, Shad, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, BTS, Devo, Mac Miller, and Rick Turner.
After a 50-year career, Bruce Cockburn is still going strong, Drake’s Grammy snub reflects the times, and Colter Wall turns down a big name. Others in the headlines include Andy Kim, the Beatles, Jason Blaine, Neil Young, ARC Ensemble, UMG, Michael Nesmith, Thundercat, Geoffrey Himes, Vicente Fernández, and Slim 400.
Jann Arden (pictured) is on a roll, a look at Gord Downie’s posthumous solo album, and Dayna Manning offers a tribute to Stratford. Others in the headlines include Bruce Cockburn, London Music Week, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Terry Fox, Dakota Tavern, TikTok, Bandcamp, Greg Marella, Joni Mitchell, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, Miley Cyrus, karaoke moments, Fred Schneider, and This Heat.
A vinyl-exclusive three-album collection from the folk music luminary coincides with the 50th anniversary of a legendary Canadian independent record label, one founded by Cockburn’s longtime manager, Bernie Finkelstein. Pictured (l-r) Bernie, Bruce and current True North head, Geoff Kulawick.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) turns 75, the new career of Trevor Hurst, and a tribute to Renée Claude. Also in the headlines are Billie Eilish, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Rufus Wainwright, Drake, SOCAN, Black Dresses, BeApp, Def Jam Africa, Taylor Swift, Cat Stevens, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Ely, Eminem, and album covers.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) announces a 50th-anniversary North American tour, Canadian Live Music Industry Awards noms are open, and Sass Jordan tours with the David Bowie Alumni Band. Also in the news are NSMW, CIMA, Tim Baker, Contact East 2020, and farewell Luther Randolph and Tyronne Noseworthy.
A Kurt Swinghammer-created video for this track from the folk legend's upcoming instrumental album masterfully enhances the musical tribute to Martin Luther King.
Drake partners with LeBron on a new venture (pictured), Polaris Prize performers are announced, and Mattyfest features music and food. Also in the news are LyricFind, Molly Johnson, Unison, CMAOntario, Sass Jordan, CD Baby, CIMA, Bruce Cockburn, Charlie Angus, Alberta Music, Laura Barrett, Rachel Cousins, Manitoba Music, and Alex Pangman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) speaks out on Indigenous issues, Raptors energy fuels NXNE, and the Rickshaw Theatre turns 10. Others in the headlines include Corey Hart, Raptor Foot, Saweetie, Sir Lucian Grainge, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Merck Mercuriadis, and US music publishing.
Today has been proclaimed Massey Hall Day (pictured), Bruce Cockburn announces a new album, and Festival Village at NXNE gets underway. Also in the news are CMW, Kelly Jay, The Key of X, HUFF, Cabana Room tribute, Indie Week, Pride Hamilton, Carole Pope, Greg Keelor, and Music NB. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Late great Canadian poet Al Purdy helped this veteran troubadour rediscover his muse. More US dates have been announced, with Canadian shows expected.