Episode #15: Sean Burns

Sean Burns (seanburns.ca) came into music naturally, he’s the son of a professional, hard-working musician. Between 2009 and 2014, Sean released four albums, each one more distinct and impressive than the last, and made a name for himself on the road. Sometime after the fourth one, he fell in love and found his way to……

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Episode #14: Joe Nolan

I think that Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Joe Nolan is one of those true “old soul” songwriters. He’s been writing songs that are deeper and wiser than his years for over a decade. He first came to my attention when Six Shooter Records put out the album Tornado in 2014 and set him off on the road……

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Episode #13: Stephanie Lambring

Stephanie Lambring’s songs are largely about difficult topics, and the stories they contain are often dark and sad. Her official biography sums her debut album up really well: “Autonomy centers around what it is to have the ability to make your own decisions—to truly own the course your life takes. Lambring examines topics that sound……

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Episode #12: Bryce Thomas

Bryce Thomas just released his fourth full-length album under his own name, but music has been his passion almost his entire life. That album, Across the Neuro Seas, was written and recorded almost entirely alone during the pandemic. It’s an album that shows a lot of growth and insight and talent. The album’s name and……

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Episode #11: Amelia Curran

Amelia Curran’s national breakthrough album, War Brides, was released on Six Shooter Records in 2008. She was already an established and esteemed writer and performer in her home city, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and around the East Coast, but with the backing of the upstart and influential Six Shooter label, her name became one that was……

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Episode #10: Christina Martin

I got to know Christina Martin (www.christinamartin.net) through my radio show, Tell the Band to Go Home, because of her powerful and memorable songs. I was hooked immediately, and I just knew that I was going to have to do everything I could to bring her to Winnipeg to perform someday. Not long after, we……

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Episode #9: Matt Masters

Whether on his own or with his band The Ladies & Gentlemen of the Rodeo, or hosting and performing in Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express, Matt Masters is always busy, even though it’s been a decade since his last album, All Western Winners. He’s honed a really fun show built around a classic country-honky-tonk sound. Offstage……

Episode #8: Lynn Miles

It’s been 30 years since Lynn Miles (lynnmilesmusic.ca) released her debut full-length album, Chalk this one up to the Moon. Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, she released her 15th album, We’ll Look for Stars. In between, she had big record contracts, publishing deals, and toured all over the place. The stress and grind……

Episode #7: Scott Nolan

download .mp3 Scott Nolan has forged a career as a rootsy, rockin’ singer/songwriter and bandleader. He released a string of increasingly interesting and acclaimed albums, culminating with an album called Silverhill, which was recorded with American roots supergroup Willie Sugarcapps in 2015. Scott’s highest-profile successes though have come through other artists. He toured for a……

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Episode #6: Joey Serlin (Serlin Greaves/The Watchmen)

download .mp3 Joey Serlin is probably best known as a founding member, songwriter, guitarist, and singer for hugely successful Canadian rock band The Watchmen. The band was formed in Winnipeg in the late 80s, building a loyal and passionate fanbase through their well-crafted, memorable songs and high-energy live show. They were staples on stages across……