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Record Reviews

Awake (Proper Music Distribution) Take a dulcimer, a Dobro, and some guitar. Add two lovely voices and some songs (traditional and contemporary). There, you have one of the standard folk music templates. Then hope for the best in sticking out from…
Up Against the Sky (Wee House Music) Dave Gunning follows up his successful co-pro with J.P. Cormier (Two) with a new solo album chock full of blue-collar songs, initially recorded primarily as demos—live off the floor with guitar and vocals into…
Stay The Course (Independent) Named after the southernmost point in Canada inside Point Pelee National Park, this Essex County band has put out five previous CDs.  Originally formed as a support group around award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Boyer, over time it’s evolved…
Some People I Know (Independent) OK, the CDs for review from our esteemed editor have arrived. Top of the pile: not great cover artwork but who cares? What does it sound like? Cute name. Oh, it seems they are twins—Adam and…
Beautiful Scars ISBN : 978-0-385-68565-8 /  Doubleday Canada / 240 Pages /  Hardcover  / $29.95 Poverty rarely bothers the uninflected. And so it persists amidst a general environment of abundance. Even here, in a country with one of the highest…