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.
The return of Fefe Dobson (pictured), Dallas Good is remembered, and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin replaces Putin supporter Valery Gergiev. Others in the headlines include Leonard Cohen, Kanye West, Basia Bulat, Oscar Peterson, Kathleen Edwards, Mitchell Marcus, DijahSB, Sham Family, BlackRock, Ukrainian artists, Francis Ford Coppola, James Brown, movie scoring, and David Bowie.
It’s impossible to condense the rich and extensive catalogue of the late Dallas Good and The Sadies into 10 songs, but if you don’t know the band, I hope this is a place to start. There will never be another band like them, and they leave a legacy that deserves to be recognized by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.