Canadians fare well in the iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, Lindsay Hyslop (pictured) is promoted at Anthem Records, and another Hall of Fame honour for Kim Mitchell. Also in the news are Sultans of String, RBC Bluesfest, Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, Lara St. John, Horseshoe Hootenanny, Junos stamp, AFROWAVETO, Lowell, The International Indigenous Music Summit, The Dead South, Gene Champagne, Jazz Congress, and farewell DMX.
The Dead South
The Dead South
The Juno-winning roots/bluegrass band has released a double live album and will soon hold a Bingo event to fundraise for endangered international live music venues. The group’s frontman discusses the record, the concept of the game, engaging with fans in a pandemic, and hopes for real shows this summer.
Maestro Fresh Wes (pictured) is featured in Black 365, the Canadian crucial to Morgan Wallen’s success, and the Blues Music Awards nominees are announced. Also in the news are the SOCAN Foundation, AGCO, Raine Hamilton, Rene-Charles, Moist, The Dead South, Sun Records, Paragon Cause, Indie Weekly, Amplified Opera, Corin Raymond, and farewell Grady Gaines, Sophie, and Hilton Valentine.
The Dead South (pictured) celebrates a major milestone, the Jim Beam National Talent Search goes virtual, and CMAO resets its performance series. Also making news are Lindsay Ell, Oh Susanna, Kathleen Edwards, Jay Douglas, Bryce Clifford, Metallica, Mississauga Music Walk of Fame, Patti Jannetta, The Weeknd, Adrian Sutherland, NOW, The Georgia Straight, MMF, Southern Supper, Regina Folk Festival, Samantha Martin, and farewell Trini Lopez.
Inductees in the London Music Hall of Fame include Grant Smith, The Dead South (pictured) grab US gold, and Toronto venue The Hideout closes. Also in the news are Ruby Waters, Zaftig, Dr. Dre, Montreal International Poetry Prize, Elephant Stone, My Chemical Romance, Rich Aucoin, and farewell to Matthew Seligman, Knox Phillips, Barney Ales, and Sibel Thrasher. With video.
The manifesto of Merck Mercuriadis (pictured), Jagged Little Pill the musical takes shape, and rave reviews for The Dead South and Caribou. Others in the headlines include George Canyon, David Foster, Beatdapp, Drake, TSO, eOne, Gary Glitter, APRA, Phonocut, Adele, Elton John, Dolly Parton, and Ozzy Osbourne. With video.
The maverick Regina hit bluegrass outfit The Dead South has announced the Oct. release of a third full-length album, Sugar & Joy. This lead single is a frisky tune driven by banjo, mandolin, and cello, and bolstered with full-blooded vocal harmonies.
The hit Justin Bieber exhibit in Stratford inspires a book, R. Kelly is dropped by Sony, Ariana Grande sets a Spotify record, and Donna Grantis (pictured) goes solo. Also in the news are John and Yoko, The Dead South, APTN, Drake, Ian Blurton, Trille Or, Lenny Stoute, Verboden, Monster Truck, Music BC, and a farewell to Reggie Young. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Ariana Grande struggles with PTSD, a look at a BBC studio's storied history, and a rare Prince album surfaces in Canada. Also in the headlines are the Vancouver Folk Fest, Stephin Merritt, the Beaches, U2, The Dead South, Guitar Center, Echo Beach, Prismatic Festival, Bears in Hazenmore, David Francey, Camila Cabello, Vivienne Westwood, and club safety.
The track may be three years old, but the eye-catching video for In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company is still racking up huge numbers and bringing the Regina bluegrass combo international attention. We get the scoop from manager Brian Hetherman.