A roundup of news and gossip about musicians, bands, associations and other components that fit under the umbrella of the music business today, and delivered with brevity and elan.
Gordon Lightfoot adds a third Massey Hall show, and CMW announces a new wave of performers. Others making news include Martin Shkreli, Neko Case, J. Miles Dale, Suuns, Bass N' Tings, Lori Yates, The Beaches, FEO, BRDGS, Heavyweights Brass Band, International Women's Day, Slow Leaves, and a farewell to Alexander Buchanan and Ross Solomon. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Making the news today: Gordon Lightfoot donates canoes, Unison's smashing Schmoozefest, new Rock Hall of Fame inductees, Manitoba Music's Bonspiel, Junos launch BC live program, Quincy launches his own Qwest TV channel, Sam's sign lights up, and farewells to Carl Horton and Pat DiNizio.
The famed Sam the Record Man sign is brought back to life in Toronto. Also in the news today: Gordon Lightfoot, the Passport Music Summit, Hey Ocean!'s David Beckingham, the Cobalt Prize, Jocelyn Alice, Winterruption, and a farewell to Frank Levin.
In the news today are Gordon Lightfoot, the Nova Scotia Music Awards, Goddo, Terry Brown, Blurred Vision, Ray Ramsay, Over The Moon, ole, Maestro Fresh Wes, Big Valley Jamboree, Band of Rascals, Miley Cyrus, Chris Buck Band, Jean-Michel Blais, Gord Bamford, K-pop, Slow and Skydiggers.
Nick Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot, Polaris Heritage Prize, NXNE, iN Bullseye, Slaight Music, David McPherson, The Horseshoe Tavern, Gerry Strong, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sultans of String, Grizzly Waves, Jason Benoit, and Grady Tate make headlines in today's edition.
Making the headlines today are Terra Lightfoot, Terence Trent D'Arby, liner notes, Laila Biali, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Avril Lavigne, Wolf Parade, Janet Jackson, Nelly, the TSO, Dome Nightclub, Sharron Matthews, Vissia, and Lowlife.
The veteran Canadian music scribe discusses the creation of his exhaustive new biography of Gordon Lightfoot, published this week.
Author Nick Jennings spent decades pursuing the opportunity to present Gordon Lightfoot's biography with his agreement and turns in the definitive book on the star's life and lengthy career.