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CD Review: Jont – Gentle Warrior

Sometimes an artist comes along and changes your life.  Jont is one of those artists.   Between 1998 and 2017, Jont released 8 studio albums; had music featured on the television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood and Without A Trace and in the closing credits of the movie Wedding Crashers; met Princess Diana; dined with Allen Ginsberg and … Continue reading

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