The SiriusXM Top of the Country competition returns (pictured, 2018 winner Andrew Hyatt), Kalle Mattson wins two Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, and early Chilliwack albums get a new life. Others in the news include The James Barker Band, Massif Music 2019, Wavelength, Rollo Bay Fiddle fest, Grant Hurley, Nicola Piovani, JV’s Boogaloo Squad, and farewell Genevieve Waite.
The highly-touted songsmith takes a detour into remix territory, and his sweetly fragile vocals mesh neatly with the incessant beats.
In what may be the first Christmas song based on divorce, the celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a poignant message via his signature ethereal vocals.
The Ontario singer/songwriter releases a new record, Youth, on Sept. 7. It is described as a coming-of-age album, as evidenced by this advance cut. Producer/co-writer Colin Munroe adds contemporary touches, while the sweet melodicism of Mattson's boyish vocals remains to the fore.