Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Gord Downie  Facebook photo
October 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

Two looks at the new posthumous album from Gord Downie (pictured), Windsor's 89X boosted CanRock in Detroit, new songs from Stevie Wonder, and Tunecore shells out the shekels.  Also in the headlines are the Cameron House, Darcy James Argue, Garth Brooks, UK festivals, Guy Moot, Stevie Wonder, BTS, Dolly Parton, Dawes, Hal Willner, and T. Rex.

Jann Arden  Facebook graphic
September 24, 2020
by FYI Staff

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.

Photo: Gordon Hawkins
September 21, 2020
by Karen Bliss

A posthumous double solo album from The Tragically Hip frontman will be released on Oct. 16. Co-written with long-time friend Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers, these are the final ten songs Downie sang before he passed away in 2017.

Jake Gold, Instagram
June 10, 2020
by David Farrell

Gold's Management Trust reunites with the band after a 17-year hiatus to manage the Hip's IP assets and protect its valuable brand and image.

Michael Buble  Facebook photo
June 3, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd and Michael Bublé (pictured) dig deep for worthy causes, Howard Shore and Finding The Secret Path score at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, and Dan Mangan heads a CIMA webinar. Also in the news are The Polaris Music Prize, Bryce Clifford, Donny Anderson, Ori Dagan, Chad Brownlee, Rush, The Lowest Of The Low, T. Thomason, Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Mark Miller, Sonny Greenwich, Melissa Bel, The Music Hall, and farewell Majek Fashek, Bob Kulick, and Jimmy Capps.

Selina Martin
June 1, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Black Out Tuesday arrives tomorrow, Selina Martin (pictured) spearheads  #BuyMusicFriday, and Dean Brody gets his own beer. Also making news are Gord Downie, the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class,  Juno TV,  Björn Ulvaeus, CISAC, Julian Taylor, Orville Peck, Together We’re Strong, The Damn Truth, and The Perms.

Marie-Mai wth St. Mary's students
December 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Marie-Mai and Quebec students (pictured) celebrate a Band Aid grant, The Poets honour The Hip in Cree, and Mariah Carey tops the charts at Christmas. Also in the news are Jazz Bistro, Jaymz B, Crack of Dawn, ECMAs, Bryan Adams, and farewell Emil Richards.

Gord Downie  Photo: Canadian Living
December 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Gord Downie (pictured) has been named Ontario's first poet laureate, Billy Talent release a multi-part short film, and Alberta Music celebrates its 35th anniversary. Also in the news, the Be Kind Festival, Good Lovelies, Skydiggers, Silent Winters, The Dirty Nil, Music BC, Jenn Grant, Mélisande, Manitoba Music, and farewell Gershon Kingsley and Roy Loney.

Hugh Dillon  Facebook photo
October 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

The wild ride of Hugh Dillon (pictured), the return of Patrick Watson, and an honour for Domenic Troiano. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Gord Downie, TikTok, Spotify, Cameron Crowe, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, NMC, and Miles Davis.

Choir! Choir! Choir!
October 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Choir! Choir! Choir! ( pictured) to perform at the US-Mexico border on Sunday, a CIMA showcase at Folk Alliance 2020, and a Tribute to Gord Downie in Burlington. Also in the news are Music Nova Scotia, TSO, FACTOR, 2020 Music PEI Awards, CCMA Song Camp, Ontario Creates, Music BC, and farewell John McGuirk, Stephen Swid, and Molly Duncan.

November 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Inspired by Gord Downie and produced by Kevin Drew, this sombre new track from the indie rock veterans has an elegiac quality enhanced by the gently haunting vocals of Torq Campbell.