Justin Rutledge (pictured) finally releases a fan favourite, Toronto club owners are hoping for better, and a look at the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. Also in the headlines are Mo Kenney, Aretha Franklin, Jean Yoon, Matt Masters, The Weeknd, SNFU, Alex Pangman, Warner, Tencent Music, BMG, Paradigm, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, the cassette revival, Fanny, and Ringo Starr.
Alex Henry Foster (pictured) releases a short film today, #CanadaPerforms continues to attract stars, and a Rush reissue is delayed. Also in the news are Mathew V and Jocelyn Alice, Drake’s sneakers, Kenny Rogers, The Monowhales, TBS Talent Search, coronavirus relief, Soft Plastics, and farewell Bill Rieflin and Jean Leber.
Justin Rutledge's eighth studio album, Passages, features subtly well-wrought songs enveloped in ambient textures. Here the Juno winner reflects upon its approach, his favourite songs, married life, and a love of a Waterboys classic.
Avril Lavigne (pictured) announces her first tour in five years, iskwē generates plenty of attention, and David Gilmour's guitars fetch record sums. Others in the news include Jay Ferguson, the Jazz Musician Intensive, Forge Fest, Justin Rutledge, Priyana, Bonnaroo, Nicola Piovani, and Music Nova Scotia.
Gordon Lightfoot (pictured) is working on a new album, the Toronto hip-hop scene gets a library exhibit, and submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House. Also making the news are Metro Metro, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Matt Andersen, Jim Cuddy, Twitch, Evil Ebenezer and JYAY, Indigenous musicians, Michael Wrycraft, Johnnie Lovesin, and farewell Tom Goodkind. Videos included for your enjoyment.
The acclaimed roots songsmith previews a new album with a compelling track that is a touch more upbeat than the melancholy material permeating earlier records.
The Dirty Nil and a reunited Slow packed a potent punch at The Phoenix during CMW, Six Shooter Records hosted a glorious party. and soul star Aloe Blacc shone at a Spotlight on the US at the conference. Also in the news are Air Studios. Sappyfest, Dog Day, Oh Susanna and Justin Rutledge. Videos provided for your enjoyment.