Does anybody know how many albums Willie Nelson has put out? I can think of three that have come through my mailbox in the last year alone, and if I went down into the basement to look, I don't have a clue how many I would come back upstairs with. What I do know is that there isn't a single one that doesn't have at least a few good songs on it, and there are dozens that I have listened to all the way through more times than I can count. His whole career has been a testament to the…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments
Canada’s premiere roots music producer Steve Dawson talks with Doug Heselgrave about dialing it down and going solo acoustic, cutting an album a week for five weeks with an all-star band, and packing it all up and moving down to Nashville.
Guitarist, singer, producer, arranger, band-mate, and label owner -- there aren’t many aspects of musical creation that Steve Dawson hasn’t tried his hands at in the last 20 years, as he’s determinedly carved out a niche for himself…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
Billy Joel’s historic 1987 tour of Soviet Russia is reissued as a deluxe 2 CD/DVD set
How long has it been since you lost sleep over the looming Russian nuclear threat? When was the last time you thought of Billy Joel? If you’d asked me a year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to recall the last time that either the piano man or America’s former enemy had crossed my mind. After all, the Berlin wall came down nearly a quarter of a century ago; and, with the dissolution…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
Talking with the Canadian Punk Rock legend about politics, Pete Seeger, the Guthries and that acoustic album he keeps threatening to record.
Activist Summit: Joe Keithley and DOA talking backstage with Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Vancouver's Malkin Bowl before the 'Expo Hurts Everyone' free concert, May 25 1986
Not many punk rockers get profiled on roots music websites. It wouldn't make sense. What could - say - Merle Haggard and The Sex Pistols possibly…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments
A film about Ferron by Bitch (DVD/CD)
Soundtrack by Ferron
Review by Douglas Heselgrave
But I don't forget the factory
I don't expect this ride to always be
Can I give them what they want to see?
Let me do it twice --
The second time for me
- from Shadows On A Dime
A song lasts as long as it takes to sing, it hovers in the air for a second and then…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment