Colin Linden (pictured) is a Maple Blues award winner, the Country Music Alberta Awards names its performers, David Myles launches a new podcast, and early Neil Young footage surfaces. Also in the news are CMAOntario Awards, Top5, Music Nova Scotia , Carol Welsman, FMC, Tokyo Police Club, Mo Kenney, Dean Brody, and farewell Raymond Levesque and Johnny Pacheco.
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.