MOJO Review for Garth Hudson's A Canadian Celebration of The Band
"The Band 4/5ths Canadian and this tribute by fellow citizens Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, the Cowboy Junkies, country-rockers like Blue Rodeo and The Sadies and others was first released a decade ago. Their genius keyboardist Garth Hudson brings his wild inventiveness and founding-member cred to every cut. The music carries even more gravitas with time, a testament not only to The Band, but particularly to their controversial primary songwriter Robbie Robertson, whose contributions to rock history are immeasurable.
Gems include Mary Margaret O’Hara’s harrowing portrait of a woman unhinged by love in her extraordinary version of deep cut Out Of The Blue. And Great Big Sea’s Pogues-esque Knockin’ Lost John unearths the old, weird Canada inherent in this other lesser-known Robertson nugget. Unsurprisingly, Neil lights up Dylan/Rick Danko’s This Wheel On Fire."
(Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Toronto, Ontario) The Western Swing Authority, Canada’s most recognized and awarded authentic Western Swing group, are excited to announce the release of their single and music video for “This Old Bar”. Watch the video here: The video highlights both the love and comfort of your favourite bar while confronting the cold, harsh reality of those places during the worldwide pandemic. It also addresses the lack of places for people to hang out with friends or see their favourite bands. “The song was originally written about the Commercial Tavern in Maryhill, Ontario, where we…Read More
Due to the global pandemic, many bands are unable to perform and gather to their scheduled performances. However, many are planning on doing some online performances, so stay tuned to catch for instance The Western Swing Authority! Sign up to their newsletter on their website to find out when they will be!Read More
Ocean Moon (new songs & hidden gems) is available NOW! This new album takes us on a nostalgic trip to the past while we dream of a brighter tomorrow. Available on Apple Music, iTunes and www.theforeignfilms.com Wonderful artwork by Kristie Ryder (Poppermost Prints)Read More
The perfect treat if you’re feeling those midweek vibes. Pretty Archie delivers this creative take on The Cranberries’ hit “Linger.” Just one of the many fan favourites you can expect on their upcoming release RUNNING FOR COVER! Pre-order is live now! Click here to get yours today & let us know what you think of the video!Read More
Fans asked and Pretty Archie delivered! Get ready for their new album RUNNING FOR COVER. Available for streaming on March 27th and available on CD May 1st – Did we mention that all the songs were requested by the fans? You can hear all the fan favourites on this new release! PRE-ORDER your copy today on the Curve Music store!Read More
February 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CURVE MUSIC SIGNS THE WESTERN SWING AUTHORITY Curve Music is both proud and excited to announce the signing of The Western Swing Authority! As part of the deal, Curve Music will re-release the band’s catalogue worldwide and the band will shortly begin work on a new album. Starting February 28th, the bands catalogue, “BIG DEAL”, “ALL DOLLED UP”, “NOW PLAYING” and the bands Self-titled first release “THE WESTERN SWING AUTHORITY” will be available worldwide both digitally and physically through Curve Music. The Western Swing Authority is Canada’s most recognized and awarded authentic Western Swing group. Made…Read More
On this Music Monday we think of the boys from Pretty Archie who sing about self love and perseverance in HOLDING OUT off their album HANGING ON: “I know it’s hard to understand it, How can you take it anymore, Everybody is making out like bandits, I’m hanging on and holding out for more…”Read More
Back in September we let you guys now that anyone who pre-ordered Suitcase Sam’s DEBUT album RIVERDALE PARK would receive a surprise from the artist himself – well, Suitcase Sam wrote a personal postcard and our hearts melted when it was returned to him by the postman with a thank you note!Read More