Canadian Musician - March/April 2020

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Canadian Musician

March/April 2020

Vol. XLII, No. 2



Lido Pimienta

The Cool, Confident Creativity of Miss Colombia

By Andrew King

Afro/Indigenous/Colombian/Canadian/punk/folklorist/traditionalist/transgressive/diva/angel. There are so many layers to Lido Pimienta’s identity that you might get lost in them.

The Show Must Go On

The Vital, Tough & Sometimes Strange Job of Tour Manager

By Michael Raine

“When you say, ‘I didn’t know that was part of the job,’ it’s all part of the job,” laughs Mike Lukas, tour manager for Sam Roberts Band, Shawn Colvin & more.

Progress, Empowerment & Pride

Celebrating 25 Years of Honey Jam

By Andrew King

A quarter-century after its inaugural edition, the annual Honey Jam showcase & development program is as relevant and – as far as participants are concerned – rewarding as ever.

Quaint by Numbers

Joel Plaskett Takes a Proven Concept to a New Place with 44

By Andrew King

Despite the grandiosity of the concept behind 44, and many dimensions he explores as part of it, this is still a Joel Plaskett record through and through (and through).

Sonic Shapeshifters

Our 2020 Focus on Bass Guitar

By Andrew King

The more versatile you are as a bassist, the more opportunities there are available to you, and that’s especially true in today’s increasingly gig-centred music business.

Indie Insider

Teaching – The Perfect Side Gig?

Road Test

Morifone’s Quarzo Standard electric guitar, Strymon’s Iridium amp modeler & IR cabinet pedal & Acoustica’s Mixcraft 9 Pro Studio DAW


First Take


Canadian Musician Podcast


Hot Gear

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Guitar – Dan Pitt

Keyboards – Brenda Earle Stokes

Bass – Ariane Cap

Percussion – Dan McCarthy

Woodwinds – Bill McBirnie

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – Griffin Brown

Vocals – Micah Barnes

Writing – Lynne Hanson

Recording – Dom Morley

Live Sound – Paul Klimson

Business – Steve Waxman

Cover Photo: Lido Pimienta by David D Barajas