Canadian Musician - March/April 2017

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March/April 2017 Vol. XXXIV, No. 2




Blue Rodeo

Making the Music Industry Work for Them

By Andrew King

Having dropped their 15th studio album in late 2016, Blue Rodeo have adapted to every shift in the music industry throughout their nearly 30-year career. Easier said than done?


Scratch That

A Turntable Roundtable with Top-Tier DJs

By Andrew King

Some of Canada’s top Djs with diverse sounds and specialities weigh in on the trends, techniques, and technologies impacting their current cohort.


Developing Your Own Style

Advice from the Masters in Our 2017 Bass Special

By Jason Raso

In recent years, bassist Jason Raso has interviewed dozens of his contemporaries on developing their own sound & style. Here’s what a few heavyweights had to say…


Catapult Your Career

Capitalizing on Education Opportunities at Music Conferences & Festivals

By Samantha Everts

We speak with leading experts on music conferences to help make the most of the educational opportunities at the next one you attend.


Indie Insider

Gender equality in the music industry


Road Test

Hands-on with Art & Lutherie’s Roadhouse acoustic, the NX Virtual Mix Room and Tracker from Waves, and Keyscape, a new virtual instrument from Spectrasonics.






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Guitar – Joey Landreth

Keyboards – Max Keenlyside

Bass – Jason Smith

Percussion – Stephane Chamberland

Woodwinds – Moulettes

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – DJ Killa Jewel

Vocals – Phatt Al

Writing – Andrea Ramolo

Recording – Dajaun Martineau

Live Sound – Drew Robertson

Business – Mark Schroor