Light week, but an interesting one.
First up is something that is very, very Canadian. Two institutions team up to release a CD. Gordon Pinsent (actor) and Greg Keelor (from Blue Rodeo) put together a CD called “Down And Out In Upalong”. Very much in the singer songwriter genre, Pinsent handled the writing and Greg handles the playing. Good tune for you to listen to.
A new release from a new band Eight and a Half is up next. Formed by a coalition of former members of Broken Social Scene and The Stills, they put out an alternative sound that, frankly, is pretty good. The disc is titled “Eight and a Half” and the song highlighted is “Go Ego”, done live on the Strombo show.
The international pick of the week comes from one my all-time favourites, Bonnie Raitt. The album, “Slipstream” is a mix of reworked old and some new material. Can’t say much, other than it is good to have some new material from one of the greats..
Right Down The Line
- Gordon Pinsent and his band (macleans.ca)
- Talent Tuesday – New Canadian Releases – March 27 and April 3, 2012 (therealcanadianmusicblog.wordpress.com)