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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Bluego1, Mar 4, 2021.
Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Love the Sadies!
The show I attended was a Telecaster slingin' masterclass!
Lots of great artists.
I will always be fond of Neil Young’s Harvest and After The Gold Rush.
Not certain if these have been mentioned. Some Crazy Canadian Celtic/Maritime music by Great Big Sea, The Mahones, The Paperboys, and Spirit of the West. Seen them all in concert and what fun energy and exceptional musicianship.
Finally, my daughter is a HUGE fan of The Tragically Hip and Gord Downie.
Mmmm the Guess Who and Rush must have slipped your mind.
Joel Plaskett is my personal favorite. He was in the band Thrush Hermit, then did solo stuff, and now is producing/recording many great musicians in Nova Scotia. His material is well-worth connecting with.
Neil Young (Canadian is Canadian)
Used to really like Crash Test Dummies, but that didn't age well.
I Mother Earth
There's too many to list! I'll just go with "all of the above"!
Has anyone mentioned Ric Emmitt and Triumph yet? That dude has serious talent.
Only one mention of Colin James, aren't there any guitar fans on here ? ?
Holy oldies. Sooo much good music being made here. Skip every name you recognize and dig a little deeper.
Danko Jones - A criminally underrated guitarist, Danko is a mofo riff monster and maybe our best-kept secret. This video is a great introduction to the man and the music. Danko Jones - Full of Regret.
The Pack A.D. - Female duo from Vancouver fronted by badass guitar hero Becky Black. Great guitar sound, great songs, great riffs in the vein of The White Stripes or Black Pistol Fire. Link to The Pack A.D. - Creeping Jenny
B.A. Johnston - Super fun, B.A. makes great road trip music. The opposite of taking yourself seriously. And yet his songs about touring Canada, donut shops, Nova Scotian cuisine, cat sitting, and Van Halen concerts make him a modern day Stompin' Tom Connors. Link to B.A. Johnston - We're All Going to Die. Ostensibly a song about a Van Halen concert in Toronto, but really so much more.
The Dirty Nil - Great energy from Dundas, Ontario. A power trio whose lead singer-guitarist Luke Bentham is a contributor to Guitar World's Sick Riffs series. First saw them with 50 people back when NXNE was fun, a few months later they opened for The Offspring and eventually for The Who. They're on the way up, but there's still time to say you heard them early on. Link to The Dirty Nil - Nicotine
The Suuns - Brilliant sounds from this Montreal-based electronica shoegaze band. Better songs and more creative than any band they were influenced by, or that you can compare them to - Clinic, Archive, Preoccupations. It's too bad the industry thinks in genres. Premier Guitar recently did a feature on their lead singer-guitarist Ben Shemie. Link to Suuns: Un No
Pick any one and give 'em a try. There is sooooo much great Canadian music going on today.
Their new stuff is entirely different with the lap steel, but the talent is undeniable:
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Howdy and (late) welcome!
BTO were great.
Lookin' Out For Number 1 is my favorite.