Canadian Musician - January/February 2018

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January/February 2018, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1



Superheroic Sounds
The Ambition Behind Lights’ Skin & Earth

By Adam Kovac

On her new album, Skin & Earth, and its complementing series of comic books, Lights is finally ready to drop the subtlety and fully let her geek flag fly.

Raising Their Voices

By Andrew King

In a time when so much music is created or enhanced in the box, we connect with some innovators who are elevating the art of vocal music.

Cool Heads Prevail
The Unique Challenges of Life as a Touring Musician

By Liam Duncan

Stress. It’s all-to-familiar to those who make a living through music, though as our panel of touring artists suggests, a positive outlook and faith that everything will work out goes a long way.

Planning Your Path to Success
Our 2018 Focus on Music Education

By Samantha Everts-Matusoff

Your music industry career path can be a rocky one that’s constantly curving unexpectedly, but don’t fret. We’ve got some ideas to keep you pushing forward.

Indie Insider
Music BC’s Phoenix Program & The Need for Music Business Education

Road Test
New pro headphones from Beyerdynamic & Sennheiser, a pair of advanced reverb plug-ins from Exponential Audio & IK Multimedia’s Syntronik virtual instrument


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Guitar – Joey Landreth
Keyboards – Teri Parker
Bass – Tim White
Percussion – Jodi Dunlop
Woodwinds – Bill McBirnie
Brass – Paul Baron
Digital Music – FWLR
Vocals – Lydia Persaud
Writing – Dale Boyle
Recording – Dajaun Martineau
Live Sound – Erik Paquette
Business – Chris Brown