Sarah McLachlan will headline the 2022 Squamish Constellation Festival, Loud Luxury plays a Boxing Day benefit show, and Hugh Dillon (pictured) and The Headstones earn US exposure. Also in the news are Maple Blues Awards, Folk Alliance, CMAO, Whiskey Jack, and farewell Don Palmer, Billy Conway, Drakeo the Ruler, Kangol Kid, and Carlos Marín.
Toronto’s new CityView Drive-In (pictured) will host concerts, the star-studded Saints And Sinners Tour is rescheduled, and MusiCounts presents a virtual dance party. Others in the headlines include Stompin' Tom Connors and Whiskey Jack, Kiesza, JAZZ.FM91 shows, Montreal venue closures, Anvil, Manitoba Music, Bandcamp, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Mike Shabb, and farewell Johnny Mandel, Benny Mardones, and Milton Glaser. 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.
On the eve of their sixth 6th annual birthday celebration honouring the Canadian legend, Whiskey Jack's leader and his bandmate Douglas John Cameron sit down to discuss the event and the enduring legacy of STC.
The star-studded The Spirit of John benefit honours John Mann (pictured), and the Alberta Country Music Awards are ready to roll. Also in the news are Richard Gottehrer, Gordon Lightfoot, Whiskey Jack, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Roxodus Music Fest, Bryan Adams, Creative Manitoba, and farewell Oliver Mtukudzi. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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