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April 2024 – Dave Mowat

Dave Mowat relaxes between takes at his Ganaraska Recording sessions for his new CD

April 2024 – Jack de Keyzer

During the pandemic shut-down, what better way for a seasoned blues guitarist and singer to keep his spirits up and stay in top form than delving into performing and recording a new CD, mainly in the acoustic and traditional style.

April 2024 – Mike Goudreau Band

Just want to Have Fun is the 23rd album by the prolific Mike Goudreau. It includes twelve originals by the artist and is co-produced and recorded with his long-time friend, Dany Roy, the brilliant saxophonist and arranger who also plays trumpet and flute on this opus. 

April 2024 – Loose Blues News

What to do on April 5?  It’s great to see the live blues scene coming back to life but this month we have one of those weird convergence of blues stars all playing on the same night, Friday April 5.

April 2024 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brad Wheeler, music writer for the Globe and Mail Twitter: @bwheelerglobe

March 2024 – Ndidi O

Ndidi O’ s new CD Simple Songs for Complicated Times will be released on April 19


March 2024 – Danielle Nicole

With the release of The Love You Bleed, Danielle Nicole’s career continues to soar. Her previous album was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard blues chart, and this current CD — her third since becoming a solo artist — has hit number one on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon blues charts. 

March 2024 – Ndidi O

Ndidi Onukwulu submitted a three song demo to the TBS Talent Search as an early first step in her Toronto career, twenty years ago.  She didn’t “compete” in the session as the submission came in too late, however the tracks were so compelling, she got an invite to the Women’s Blues Revue in 2004 at Massey Hall

March 2024 – Loose Blues News

Juno Nominees for blues were just announced: The Blackburn Brothers, Brandon Isaak, Matt Andersen, Michael Jerome Browne and Blue Moon Marquee

March 2024 – Top Blues

This month’s recommended listening by Brant Zwicker, host/executive producer of At the Crossroads syndicated blues radio. Website:

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