• The Charts This Week – October 9, 2021

    Number 1 on the CKUA album chart is Andy Shauf and the album is “Wilds”. This is his latest release and is a follow up to his successful record of 2020, “The Neon Skyline”. The song I have chosen is titled “Jaywalker” and is available at all the regular streaming sites. An interesting song, pay…

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  • Canadian Artists Online – Lisette Xavier

    Lisette Xavier is an artist I have written of in the past. She has been a fixture on the Calgary music scene for many years now, and I figured it was time to catch up. My last article was in 2014 and is available here, if you are interested. Her latest work is the featured…

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  • Canadian Artists Online – Amy Allred

    As a new feature, I will be showcasing Canadian artists that I run across on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter etc. My first article is focused on Lethbridge, Alberta country artist Amy Allred. Amy was a vocal major at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. Upon returning to Canada, she continued her quest in music, but appears to…

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  • Canada’s All Time Top Songs – #97

    We have now got to 97 on the list, “Crying Over You” by Platinum Blonde. The band formed in the early 80’s and had a string of hits on Canadian airwaves. They had minimal success in the USA, so my readers from anywhere but Canada will find them to be a new band. The song…

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  • Canada’s All Time Top Songs – #98

    At 98 is a signature song from former Sweeney Todd singer, Nick Gilder. The track is Hot Child In The City. Sweeney Todd had a big hit in 1976 with Roxy Roller. After that success, Nick left the band, going solo and signing a record deal in the USA. That deal spawned the featured song…

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  • This Week’s Birthdays in Canadian Music – August 1 to 7, 2021

    A busy week for birthdays, so let’s get started. We have so many that we will split things up into 2 posts. I will try and do a second post tomorrow, personal stuff takes precedence. First up is Andre Gagnon, a pianist, composer and actor who turned 79 on August 1. Born the youngest of…

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