Raine Maida (pictured) is one of the Canadian stars behind the LOOP/POOL pot brand, a major new sports and entertainment complex is planned for Toronto, and CMW, NXNE, and the Junos are forced to go virtual. Others in the news include Polaris Prize, Maple Blues Awards, Jazzahead, Rising, ADVANCE, CARYS, Music Publishers Canada, A2IM Indie Week, Daft Punk, The Carleton, Michael Menegon, and CE Days.
Honouring the best in Canadian blues, the 23rd annual gave multiple trophies to three major talents Monday night in Toronto , including Dawn Tyler Watson who is pictured here.
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.
Indie rock favourite Hollerado (pictured) is calling it a day, NXNE dates are set, and the Junos showcase art in London. Also in the news are Matt Andersen, Kim Clarke Champniss, IDMA, Zaki Ibrahim, Ron Sexsmith, Kyp Harness, Phil Nimmons, LyricFind, Jack Pine and The Fire, Amanda Rheaume, and farewell Kofi Burbridge. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The East Coast blues guitar-slinger talks about his upcoming album, the thrill of working with Los Lobos and Nashville's best players, and why he feels at home in the South.
The New Brunswick roots dynamo previews his 10th album with this uplifting song, co-written with Craig Northey. It has a Southern soul meets blues vibe, and Andersen's voice is more muscular than a squad of NFL linebackers.
The Massey Hall Revitalization project gets a huge boost, Justin Bieber checks out his exhibit in Stratford and Gibson files for bankruptcy. Also in the news are The Cadillac Lounge, SOCAN at CMW, Jann Arden, TSO, Kresnt, Andrei Talbot, Matt Andersen, Lindsey Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Mark Howard, and Nick Smash. Videos added for your enjoyment.