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

POLL: Name 2 New East Coast Music Radio Shows

Starting October 6th, I will be hosting 3 East Coast music shows on Community Radio CIOE.  You can listen to the programs on 97.5 in the Halifax Regional Municipality or stream live the internet.   One show will be called “Fresh From The East Coast” – a one-hour new music special being aired on Thursday’s at … 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