Alex Lifeson’s new band Envy Of None (pictured) is launched, BreakOut West is forced to go virtual, and the Blue Jay Sessions return to Calgary. Also in the news are Toronto Songwriting School, Indie Weekly, Opera Atelier, Karl Wolf, and the CFMA, and farewell to Vince Fontaine, Burke Shelley, and Ronnie Spector.
Nice Horse (pictured) were big winners at the Country Music Alberta Awards, The Northern Power Summit goes global, and a boost for female Canadian producers. Also in the news are Justin Bieber, Indie Week, Matt Mays, Winnipeg Crankie Festival, Le Ren, Joey Moi, Marc LaFrance, Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu, Locals Only Sound, the Orbit Room, JUST COSTA, The East Pointers, and Angel Baribeau.
Gordon Lightfoot adds a third Massey Hall show, and CMW announces a new wave of performers. Others making news include Martin Shkreli, Neko Case, J. Miles Dale, Suuns, Bass N' Tings, Lori Yates, The Beaches, FEO, BRDGS, Heavyweights Brass Band, International Women's Day, Slow Leaves, and a farewell to Alexander Buchanan and Ross Solomon. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Calgary country artist is riding high in the saddle after coming out on top of one of Canada's richest music competitions on Saturday night.
There's nothing manufactured about this all-female country quartet from Alberta. They defy genre stereotypes by writing their songs and playing their instruments, and the results are quickly getting the band noticed.