Madeline Merlo (pictured) lands a US record deal, MusicNL Week 2021 goes virtual, and Ontario live-streams are put on hold. Also in the news are The Besnard Lakes, The Great Escape, IRCPA, Strippers Union, WCMA, Byta, Paul James, MNB, David Bendeth, Hamilton Winterfest, Illitry, James Bryan, Gabriel Vargas, MMF Canada, and Sultans of String.
A Crave original doc on Robbie Robertson and The Band (pictured) is coming, Blurred Vision release a new single, and Tiki Collective provide a Mother's Day treat. Others in the news: Rockin' The Big House, Led Zeppelin, Hamilton Music Archives, WTFEST, Renegade Station, Music PEI, James Bryan, and Festival of Beer. Videos added for your enjoyment.
On Thursday, Canadian Musician turns 40 (pictured, publisher Jim Norris with Kira Isabella), Darcys score a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and Gordon Lightfoot attends the premiere of his biopic. Others in the news include National Concert Week, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, William Prince, Whiskey Jack, Harmony Bazaar fest, Rock Hall, Kalmunity Music Week, and farewell Dave Samuels and Frank Busseri.
The Tenors and (pictured) Sean Jones, Boots & Hearts, and SCMA Awards nominees are announced. Also in the news are YYC Music Awards, Broken Social Scene, CIMA, The Great Escape, Selina Martin, James Bryan, Arcade Fire, Michael Davidson and Dan Fortin, Jackie Richardson, Daniel Romano, Sonic Publishing, Dave Sampson, Blue Standard, and farewell Sara Romweber and Keith Flint. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Belly is spied in the studio with his label boss Jay-Z, Stories from the Studio at Juno Week, and the return of Prozzak. Also in the news are James Bryan, Jacob Hoggard, Datsik, Smiling Buddha, Michael Kaeshammer, Skookum fest, Kinnie Starr, Holger Petersen, and the Kitchener Blues Festival. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Philosopher Kings and Prozzak member Bryan has just released a second solo album, By Your Side. The featured vocals of Divine Brown help make this cut a gently soulful charmer to ward off the winter blues.