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CD Review: Cody Degaust – Substance Romance

    Cody Degaust’s debut album Substance Romance is unlike anything I have heard from Atlantic Canada.  This is smooth pop at its best…with a hint of jazz influence.   While instantly  familiar, it is difficult to find a musical comparison for Degaust.   The smooth vocals.  The soft, sensual, jazzy guitar tones. If pressed, I may … Continue reading

Music Nova Scotia accounces 2016 Award Nominees

The 2016 Music Nova Scotia awards will be handed out during Nova Scotia Music Week (November 3-6) in Truro. The Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for 2016 are: Entertainer of the Year Adam Baldwin Ben Caplan Classified David Myles Erin Costelo Ria Mae Solo Recording of the Year  Erin Costelo – “Down Below, The Status Quo” Keith Mullins … Continue reading

CD Review: Donald MacLennan – Belleville

   On his debut album, Belleville, Donald MacLennan takes you on a magical musical tour of Europe.  Each song seems designed to place the listener in a different European city…seeing the sights…and hearing the sounds….through MacLennan’s music. This was my introduction to the genre of music known as “Gypsy Jazz” and I was delighted with … Continue reading

CD Review: Thom Swift – The Legend of Roy Black

  Picture sitting around a campfire.  Sitting with a half-dozen of your best friends.  It’s  a beautiful evening.   There are cold drinks.  The fire is crackling.  It looks and sounds kind of like this…   Everyone is having a fantastic time.  Sharing stories. Reminiscing.   Then, one of your friends (the really talented, but kind … Continue reading

CD Review: Greg Fownes – Take You Home

Originally from Cape Breton, Greg Fownes spent time in the province of Alberta before returning to Nova Scotia in 2015. Musical influences of both Nova Scotia and Alberta are evident in the music on Fownes second EP, Take You Home. Being unfamiliar with Fownes music before listening to the first track, I was unsure of what … Continue reading

CD Review: The Town Heroes – Please, Everyone

  On the strength of their last album Sunday Movies, The Town Heroes won 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards (including Group Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year) and 5 East Coast Music awards, (including Group Recording of the Year and Rising Star Recording of the Year).  That highly acclaimed album gained The … Continue reading