The daughter of a BCCMA Hall-of-Famer, she worked with Byron Hill for two years in Nashville, heads up a-rockin’ hat fest in her home province of BC and has a new single that’s gaining traction at radio.
This roots singer/songwriter from Georgia is now based in Canada, after being discovered by Wolfe Island label founder Hugh Christopher Brown. Here she talks about that transition, the making of her eponymous debut album, and her strong objection to the sexualization of women in the music industry.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.
Gordon Lightfoot bids a temporary farewell to Massey Hall, members of The Hip still mourn their Gord, and Arthur Fogel reflects on the concert business. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Kanye West, Shania Twain, D.O.A., Joe Jackson, streaming, Kensington Market, Friar’s Music Museum, Vance Joy, Jesse Zubot, and Jiants.
Notables with new offerings out today include Rory Block, Devin Townsend Project, DevilDriver, The Innocence Mission, Lucy Rose, and Yungblud. A quiet week for new Canadian releases features Prime Boys, Goosebump, Colin Weeks, Lié, and Vallens (pictured).
Hugh Stephens calls Michael Geist’s criticisms of the FairPlay Canada Coalition a load of bosh and counters with an effective deconstruction of the Ottawa academic’s public pulpit pounding against an independent piracy review committee.
The latest in a line of ace rock bands from Hamilton, they tease an upcoming debut album with a killer new single. This is abrasive guitar-driven post-punk with a strong melodic core, and it’ll leave you wanting to hear more, and fast.