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.
A tribute to Raymond Lévesque, Mo Kenney (pictured) releases a covers album, and Canadian Black music’s early struggle. Also in the headlines are Bell Media cuts, Kaytranada, Jann Arden, Celine, John Beckwith, Strippers Union, Neil Young, Toronto hip-hop, Nice Horse, Soundcloud, Pete Townshend, ACM Awards, Maestro, David Crosby, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, and Dolly Parton.
Colin Linden (pictured) is a Maple Blues award winner, the Country Music Alberta Awards names its performers, David Myles launches a new podcast, and early Neil Young footage surfaces. Also in the news are CMAOntario Awards, Top5, Music Nova Scotia , Carol Welsman, FMC, Tokyo Police Club, Mo Kenney, Dean Brody, and farewell Raymond Levesque and Johnny Pacheco.
NXNE and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival are postponed, international fests and conferences are cancelled or postponed, and top Canadian artists continue to livestream from home. Also in the news are Ryson's United Studio of Music, Toronto Bach Festival, Rozette, and farewell Jan Howard and Wallace Roney. With video.
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 third album from the feisty East Coast singer/songwriter is essentially a concept album detailing booze-fuelled breakdowns and disintegrating relationships, ultimately leading to redemption. She terms it her most cohesive record yet.
The third album from the feisty Nova Scotian rocker is described as a breakup record and this teaser showcases her signature emotional honesty, passionate vocals and winning way with a hook.