The countdown for the Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is on, WCMA Awards details are announced, and the SOCAN Foundation names five award winners. Also in the news are Julie Title, FMO Awards, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Sultans of String, The Washboard Union, Lou Molinaro, Rainbow Bistro, The Weather Station, Michael Kaeshammer, and farewell Commander Cody, Pee Wee Ellis, Alan Lancaster, and Steve Strange.
The Washboard Union
The Washboard Union
REMEMBER THIS NAME: Quebec duo Kingdom Street
Drake (pictured) turns 34 and teases a new album, Music NB and Ontario Folk Music Awards are handed out, and the Harmonize: Music Video Mentorship is launched. Also making news are Tannis Slimmon, Dub J, The Washboard Union, Comedy Here Often?, Folk Unlocked, The Weeknd, Corb Lund, Ruby Waters, Chilly Gonzales, The Cold Manitoba Project, Gowan, The Music Hall, SNRK, LOTL, TiKA, and farewell Jerry Jeff Walker, Viola Smith, and Tony Lewis.
Tate McRae (pictured) is one of the Canadians to earn a VMA nomination, CIMA and ADVANCE partner on an important anti-racism initiative, and Frank Dukes recruits David Bendeth for a Kingsway Collaboration. Others in the news include Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, Oshawa Music Hall, Cellar Music Group, Chemical Dreams, Peaches, Djooky Music Awards, Studio Bell, Sam Tudor, Harrow Fair, Dear-God, The Washboard Union, Doubleheader, and farewell Alan Parker and Steve Holland.
The Washboard Union (pictured) win big at the BCCMAs, Nash The Slash featured in a new doc, Joe Keithley of D.O.A. elected to office, and k.d. lang is honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence. Also in the news are Supporting Cast, Music BC, Drake, The Barr Brothers, Turboprop, Loud As Hell, Wacken Metal Battle, Darrell Millar, PEI Arts Grants, Thelonious Hank, TD Jazz, Contact, and a farewell to Jon James McMurray. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Washboard Union (pictured) and The Reklaws join the CCMAs lineup, the Canadian Music Café attracts major music supervisors, and Megaphono submissions are open. Others in the news include Music Canada Live, CMA Awards, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Brae, Ashkenaz festival, Soundstreams, Stevie Wonder, WorkInCulture, and Kristen Violet May. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Less bluegrass, more crossover, the single serves as the title track to TWU's just-released 12-track sophomore album featuring their previous top 10 hit, “Shine”.
Riding high with a current gold single and a new album in the can, the award-winning country outfit reflects on their personal bond, creative chemistry, and a high-pressure audition.
This week's radio faves confirm Shania's back on top, The New Electric engage with a follow-up hit, and Hedley hits a home run with a power ballad.