Posts Tagged ‘ Canada ’

Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

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April 17, 2015
Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

First the good news — a solid recording by a totally unappreciated guitar player, who is not on Rolling Stone’s top list. The last song is a blues ballad called “We Need to Talk”, boring at times, does not fit in and fizzles out the album, being the bad news. That said, this album...
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Gordon Lightfoot Superstar of Canada Inducted Into Acoustic Guitar Hall of Fall

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December 21, 2013
Gordon Lightfoot Superstar of Canada Inducted Into Acoustic Guitar Hall of Fall

        Merry Christmas to Gordon and his excellent family. I will say right off that the best of the best sing, write and play. Gordon is the shining example of this, and then some. My Dad was pretty good. My Mother not so much. I sing like her so I had...
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‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

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November 9, 2012
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

By Kenneth E. Oquist ‘Psychedelic Pill’ by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is nearly perfect at 4 and 3/4 stars. The song “Driftin’ Back” at 27+ minutes is nearly an album in itself. The title track is in original and alternate versions. This song does indeed set the tone for all the songs. The...
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Cowboy Junkies -’The Wilderness’: A Review

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April 10, 2012
Cowboy Junkies - The Wilderness

The song “F%#k I Hate the Cold” buried at the end of the Cowboy Junkies new release, The Wilderness, is arguably the best song ever done by the long time Alternative Country artists from the Great White North. Having grown up in Minnesota, this hits the nail on the head big time! This is...
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Charlie Sheen Bipolar Fundraiser Surprises Organization

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April 16, 2011
Charlie Sheen Bipolar Fundraiser Surprises Organization

By Demian Russian When actor Charlie Sheen suddenly announced a fundraising walk to raise money for the Calgary, Canada-based Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders (OBAD) on Friday, the bipolar organization was surprised and didn’t know what to anticipate, but was happy to accept any money raised. “We didn’t know it was coming, and we have no...
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Sum 41 Releases ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’: A Review

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March 29, 2011
Sum 41 Releases ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’: A Review

Canada’s Sum 41 releases ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’. The band’s new release starts out with “Reason to Believe”. It has crunchy guitars, booming drums, and a pop piano ending. These songs show a more mature and seasoned Sum 41. The title track “Screaming Bloody Murder” starts out slow to get to a business as usual...
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The Mahones: True North Records Releases Collections From Canada’s Gem

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March 13, 2011
The Mahones: True North Records Releases Collections From Canada’s Gem

Canada’s True North Records has released collections containing all off the best songs to hear a glimpse of the edgy Irish Punk band The Mahones. There are two in this category, featuring ‘Paint The Town Red’ with 29 songs and ‘Irish Punk Collection’ with 17 songs. When it comes to value, ‘Paint The Town...
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Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

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January 10, 2011
Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

Coming out January 11th, 2011, Sacramento, California alternative group Cake’s album titled ‘Showroom Of Compassion’ is set for release. The song from the album “Federal Funding” features a tongue in cheek rip on Government pork barrel policies. “Got To Move”  has a tasty guitar sound I really like. “Sick Of  You”  has great guitars...
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Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

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January 8, 2011
Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

Bruce Cockburn’s new album is slated to be released on March 8th, 2011. This highly anticipated release will be Cockburn’s first studio recording since 2006′s ‘Life Short Call Now’. ‘A Small Source of Comfort’ will feature performances from Jenny Scheinman, the accomplished violinist who has previously worked with Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and Madeleine...
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