CANADIAN MUSICIANS

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Leonard Cohen Was Our Beating Heart Of Darkness

As a cultural presence that combined the sacred and profane, romance and cynicism, humanity and hopelessness for over five decades of towering songs, we all have our own Leonard Cohen entry point. Like fellow Canadian Neil Young, Cohen became a patron saint of the 90s alternative nation. There was the tribute album "I'm Your Fan" and placement of "Closing Time and, especially, "The Future" in the film "Natural Born Killers."
Danny Fernandes

How I Write, Tour, and Produce My Music

Touring the country several times has been an interesting journey for me. I've met hundreds of thousands of people and learned so much. I love meeting my fans from all over. I've also had the chance to share the stage with so many artists I look up to like Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Flo Rida and even hung out with Snoop.
Jesse Cahill

Get Your Jazz On, Vancouver

You don't really need me to tell you that, if you can, you should go see Herbie Hancock...do you? But you probably do need me to encourage you to make an effort to support our home grown talent. There are some wonderful Canadian musicians appearing at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and they will most certainly not be getting as much media attention as the international stars. That means it's on you, the music lover, to do some research and seek out our local and national musical treasures.
Devin Cuddy

Growing Up On the Road with Blue Rodeo

I've often been asked about what it was like growing up around music, both by strangers and friends. I am still trying to figure it out myself, both its impact on me as a musician and its impact on me as a person. I think there are two points of influence, music at home and music as my father's job.