The fascinating career of Emm Gryner (pictured) is profiled, Canadian hip-hop reflects our diversity, and Neil Young gives his fans a Xmas present. Others in the headlines include Robert Michaels, Yo-Yo Ma, Andre Gagnon, The Weeknd, Denise Jones, Shawn Mendes, Merkules, Dolly Parton, Bloodshot Records, Taylor Swift, Frank Sinatra, BTS, The Bee Gees, and Jimmy Page.
The irrepressible impresario has created a novel night of musical fun to fundraise for the Canadian industry's favourite charity. Tom Cochrane, Andy Kim, Damhnait Doyle, and Mary Margaret O'Hara are joined by a coach-load full of A-list Toronto talent.
The Reklaws (pictured) announce a headlining tour, the Taverne Tour fest sports a strong lineup, and Tom Cochrane boosts Halifax's CFL bid. Others making news include Bruce Springsteen, Creative Manitoba, LyricFind, Taylor Swift, Unity Charity, Allan Rayman, 21C fest, Music Nova Scotia, the Niagara Jazz Festival, The Del Fi's, Buddy Guy, Friar’s Music Museum, Music PEI, ECMA, and farewell Pete Shelley.
Steven Page reflects on life after BNL, more top Toronto songs, and a veteran's look at SXSW. Others in the headlines include The Damned, funeral singers, Vintage TV, Reboot Lab, Kellylee Evans, extra-long albums, Tom Cochrane, and Ken Tizzard.
The Toronto-based roots ensemble gets a big assist from fan Tom Cochrane on its new single, Mr. Nobody. Singer Noel Johnson shares the story behind that as well as tips for on the road survival in this interview.
"When someone who’s been in the game a while takes time to talk to you, just listen."