Johnny Reid (pictured) offers comfort and a song to Nova Scotia, Blue Rodeo’s anthem is selected for the Great Canadian Singalong, and We Are One makes an impact. Also in the news are Creative Manitoba, Corb Lund, Whitney Rose, Leonard Cohen, Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, A3 Merch, Mike Love, and Adrian Sutherland. With video.
Ralph (pictured) announces a new label and tour, Jaimie Vernon updates his Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia, and Top of the Country is accepting applications. Others in the news include The Weeknd, Laura Smith, Whitney Rose, Apple Music, Glass Tiger, Pineo & Loeb, John Borra, JP Saxe, Wes Carroll, and farewell Chris Kennedy and Paul English.
Canadians play pre-Grammy parties in NYC, and a Toronto Leonard Cohen tribute attracts star singers and writers. Those also in the news include Whitney Rose, Colter Wall, the ECMA, Blue Note, Nils Frahm, Boys Do Girls, Miesha & The Spanks, and a farewell to Tommy Banks and Mark E. Smith.
Ian Tyson opens up to fellow cowboy poet Corb Lund, and notorious rock critic Lester Bangs inspires a play. Also in the headlines are Paul McCartney, Whitney Rose, Moog, opera singers, female rockers, and British reggae.
Fan fever leads to more shows on Johnny Reid's spring tour, the CMAO Awards will return to London, ON, next year with Jason McCoy back as host. Banger Films scores in New York, Whitney Rose and The Wooden Sky announce new tours, and we farewell David Cassidy, Della Reese, and John Preston.