Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Wintersleep  Photo: Norman Wong
December 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Halifax modern rockers Wintersleep release their seventh album, In The Land Of, on March 29 via Dine Alone.

Sue Foley  Photo: Scott Doubt
December 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

The Reklaws' Jenna and Stuart Walker.
December 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Lennon Stella  Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel
December 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Lennon Stella (pictured) announces her first solo tour, Ottawa's Bluesfest attracts country stars, and Oh Susanna gets in the holiday spirit. Also in the news are Redeye, the Grammys, The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, Mariposa, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the Halifax Jazz Festival, Tipitina's, Breakout West, Creative BC, and farewell Calvin Newborn. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Cekebrated Quebec poet and songwriter Claude Péloquin.
December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A posthumous album from slain rapper Smoke Dawg, Canadians make Variety's list of hitmakers, and a star-studded cast celebrates Mandela. Also on the news are Soundstreams, Don Brownrigg, Music NL, Andrew Cash,  Manitoba Music, Baby It’s Cold Outside, and farewell Claude Péloquin (pictured). Video provided for your enjoyment.

November 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

An all-star cast celebrates the work of Al Purdy (pictured), William Shatner delivers a Christmas record, and Drake performs at a Toronto supper club.  Also in the news are The Last Pogo, Unesco, reggae, Julian Thomas, Music Manitoba, Jacob Hoggard, Jesse Parent, Maple Blues Awards, and Ariana Grande. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Buffy Sainte-Marie  Photo: CBC Music
November 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Folk Alliance will honour Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Gordon Lightfoot adds extra shows, and The Boss hits Netflix. Also in the news are the ECMA, Karen Kosowski, Jeremy Dutcher, Stompin' Tom, Parts & Labour, Keithmas, Music Nova Scotia, Music Canada Live, Rubberneck, Music BC, and a farewell to Ustad Imrat Khan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

City and Colour
November 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

City and Colour (pictured) launches a live album, garage rockers U.I.C. partner with Warner Music, and Lost Cousins hit the road. Also making news are the Passport summit, HPO, Country Thunder, the Autumn Stones, Ron Davis, SOCAN, Valley, and a farewell to Nicolas Roeg. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Beaches with fan Elton John in Toronto  Instagram photo
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Elton John is a fan of The Beaches (pictured), violence at a Toronto Pusha T concert, and Marianas Trench announces a major tour. Also making news are In The Dead of Winter, Jukebox Hero, hit musicals, Loud Luxury, Northern Haze, Megan Bonnell, MusicOntario, ole, Music PEI, Liona Boyd, Music NL, Eliza Pope, JD Era, and farewells to Roy Bailey and Devin Lima.

Rachel Beck
November 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

David Foster with Michael Bublé  in the studio. Photo: Instagram
November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

David Foster reunites with Michael Bublé (pictured) , Jacques Boucher and Valerie Tryon receive the Order of Canada, and U2's tour is a blockbuster. Also making headlines are Block Heater, Canadian Heritage, Scott Cushnie, Letterkenny, Big Sugar, CMA Awards, and John Cosway.  Videos added for your enjoyment.

Reuben and the Dark  Photo: Scott Ramsay
November 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

M for Montreal features Reuben and the Dark (pictured), Andy Kim takes his Xmas show on the road, and nominees for the Saskatchewan Music Awards are announced. Others in the news include FAI, U2, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Elise LeGrow, Joe Nolan, The Midem Artist Accelerator,  Ken Tizzard, Tami Neilson, Village Vinyl, Chloe Watkinson, and a farewell to Roy Clark. Videos added for your enjoyment.