The finalists of the 2022 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award are announced, Sue Foley (pictured) will record live at The Elmo, and the Junos change a date. Also in the news are Drake, DJ Khaled, NSMW, Ever After, Boots and Hearts, CIMA, Americanafest, Carleton Stone, Keychange, Oscar Peterson, Andrea Ramolo, and Darcy James Argue.
Three veteran artists headed the winners list at the 25th anniversary of the biggest night in Canadian blues, held at Koerner Hall in Toronto on June 20. Pictured: Steve Marriner.
Justin Bieber cancels a show after a Covid diagnosis, Sue Foley (pictured) earns three Blues Music Awards noms, and Simple Plan and Sum 41’s Derryck Whibley join forces. Also in the news are Winterruption, Hamilton Winterfest, Golden Feather, ShiftChange 2022, Haviah Mighty, Ralph Murphy, Red Bird Live, The Rolling Stones Unzipped, Keith Glass, Vezi Tayeb, Skiifall, and farewell Jamal Edwards, and William Kraft.
Indie rockers The Elwins (pictured) are breaking up, Block Heater returns to Calgary, and Winterfolk will proceed virtually. Also in the news are The HP’s, SOCAN Foundation, Her Music Awards, Haviah Mighty, Juno noms, Julian Taylor, SaskMusic, Church of Trees, CMW, and farewell Bob Yeomans and Dick Halligan.
POP Montreal will turn 20 with a hybrid fest, Belly announces a new album (pictured), and the SOCAN Foundation names award recipients. Also in the news are Rush, Sue Foley, Cactus Festival, ALIVE series, the Police Picnic, Kintaro, Sean Jones, Opera Atelier, Tim Baker, Shane Cook, Contact East 2021, Creative Manitoba, and Neeraj Prem. With video.
Sue Foley wins a 2020 Blues Music Award, This Ain’t Hollywood (pictured) calls it a day, and CFMA submissions are open. Also in the news are Bruce Cockburn, URGNT, Yorkville Sound, Killy, Joe Walsh, Oshawa Music Awards, Destroyer, Lindy Vopnfjörð, and farewell Dave Greenfield, Bob Garcia, and Richie Cole.
BMG gets new Toronto digs, the smash Justin Bieber exhibit keeps on running, and Liona Boyd (pictured) has a hit concert film. Others in the news include Steve Prendergast, Suzi Kory, Peter Foldy, Terry Draper, Rhapsody in Blue, J.D. Sage, rock star real estate, Dawn Tyler Watson, Sue Foley, Terry Russell, The Magic of Music, Gordon Grdina, and Dodge Fiasco.
Canada's biggest blues event finds female artists leading the way as contenders for the honours on Feb. 3 in Toronto at Koerner Hall (pictured). . The list is headed by Sue Foley, Dawn Tyler Watson, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, and Miss Emily.
Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara join an Elvis All-Star Tribute, the inaugural CCMA Song Camp attracts top talent, and three Canadians, including Lindsay Beaver (pictured) are nominated for the Blues Music Awards. Also in the news are CIMA, Westway LAB, Allison Outhit, Music PEI, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, ShiftChange Conference, Def Leppard, and a farewell to Phil Mattson.
Sue Foley (pictured) is amongst the Maple Blues Awards performers, Yo-Yo Ma serenades Montreal subway riders, and the Unison Schmoozefest is on tonight. Also in the news are West End Phoenix, Johnny Clegg, COC, CIMA, Jazzahead!, AmericanaFestUK, McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Music PEI, SOCAN, and Jill Barber. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Rachel Beck (pictured) heads nominees for the 2019 Music PEI Awards, Matt Mays gets intimate, and Taylor Swift signs to UMG. Also making news are Derek Andrews, Terra Lightfoot, the Junos, Barra MacNeils, CMTTF, Michael Buble, Sue Foley, Jason Aldean, Alan Cross, and farewell to Eddie Reeves and Scott English. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canada's premier blues event places two veteran singers and guitar-slingers at the top of its just-announced nominations. Pictured: Sue Foley. Online voting for the Awards, held on Feb. 4, is open from Nov. 1.