By Michael Raine
At this point in his long in storied career, there is little obligation for Gordon Lightfoot to tour. And if playing shows still excites him, he could likely do a residency at a venue like Massey Hall and avoid the physical, mental, and financial tolls of touring. When this point is brought up, though, the artist simply responds, “We’re always ready and excited!”
By Tom Jackson
What a record producer does in the studio with a recording, Tom Jackson conceptually does in the rehearsal hall with your live show. His job is to create, shape, and mould the live show so it ultimately has the intended impact on people who see you play. Here, he offers a few ideas you can use to liven up your live show today!
Melodies Over Maladies
By Aaron Lightstone, MMT, MTA
Many musicians seem to know inherently and intuitively that music can be used to facilitate health, well being, and healing, but aren’t sure what music therapy actually is or what a music therapist actually does. Let accredited music therapist and multi JUNO Award nominee Aaron Lightstone give you a brief introduction to the benefits of music therapy.
Escape From Band Limbo
By Luther Mallory
Canadian Musician’s Luther Mallory speaks with producers like Rich Chycki, Hawksley Workman, Jon Drew, and John-Angus MacDonald to get some answers to common questions surrounding the often misunderstood art of record production – including how bringing the right person into your project can elevate the product to something great.
The World In Black & White
By Andrew King
Since our annual Keyboard Special typically coincides with the peak of summer, we decided to catch up with players who are plenty busy between now and the fall – from festival main stage staples like Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, and The New Pornographers to Arkells, Bend Sinister, BadBadNotGood, and Devin Cuddy Band.