The roots music veteran (pictured here with Keb Mo) was the only Canadian to collect a coveted award last night, although Sam Feldman had reason to be enjoying a bottle of bubbly with his winning client -- Elvis Costello.
The Alanis Morissette (pictured) has her musical headed to Broadway, The Trews and Jack de Keyzer win a prestigious contest, and a new gig for Faye Perkins. Others in the news: Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Hall, Colin Linden, Marty Melhuish, Transmit Festival, Wide Cut Weekend, Tin Pan North fest, Jim Cuddy, Sharon & Bram, Music Monday, David Francey, and farewell John Starling. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Two major players on the roots music/Americana scene have joined forces on a new album coming soon. It is previewed by this upbeat cover of a '50s hit that's fuelled by Linden's guitar work and robust vocals.