Canadian Musician - July/August 2017

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July/August 2017, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4





Beyond Music

Sarah Slean Gets Grand with Metaphysics

By Adam Kovac

It’s been a topsy-turvy few years in the life of Sarah Slean, who at one point thought she might never perform again. Luckily, that didn’t turn out to be true…


One Land, Many Voices

By Bob Mersereau

Considering the celebrations for Canada 150, we decided to take a close look at the current state of Canadian music and the industry that supports it.


More Than Fun

Music Isn’t Just Recreation – It’s Education

By Nancy Miller

Everything from young people’s behaviour to their concentration can benefit from exposure to and involvement with music. That’s a fact, and we’ve got plenty of others.


Classic Keyboards

Canadian Musician’s 2017 Focus on the Keys

By Kevin Young

A diverse panel of keyboardists on the classic instruments that shaped their sounds, and how they take advantage of some of those tones today.


Indie Insider

Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace


Road Test

QSC’s brand new K.2 Series loudspeakers, Arturia’s DrumBrute analog drum synth & Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio from Acoustica






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Guitar – Hal Rodriguez

Keyboards – Max Keenlyside

Bass – Jason Raso

Percussion – Robb Ryan

Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – VanRip

Vocals – Ryan Luchuck & Melanie Tapson

Writing – Ian Kelly

Recording – Albert Chambers

Live Sound – Drew Robertson

Business – Miranda Mulholland