Canadian Musician - May/June 2020

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May/June 2020

Vol. XLII, No. 3






Alessia Cara

Conquers the Stage, Stereo & Screen

By Andrew King

A gifted songwriter, performer, and one of Canada’s most prominent and impressive musical exports, Alessia Cara’s international profile is ballooning beyond just music…


“It’s Impossible to Imagine”

Behind the Scenes of an Unprecedented Crisis

By Michael Raine

No one saw it coming. Not like this, at least. In late April, we spoke with five prominent people in different segments of the Canadian music industry to get a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the COVID-19 crisis.


Downtime Is a Fine Time to

Sharpen Your Social Media Skills

By Ori Dagan

Many of us now have an opportunity to play catch up, and maybe even develop some good new habits. What better place to start than where many of us are spending time these days…


Six Strings from the Edge

Canadian Musician’s 2020 Guitar Special

By Adam Kovac

Need more proof of the guitar’s continued vitality? Here are five of the country’s finest players, explaining what it is they still find exciting about tuning up, plugging in, and rocking out.


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Guitar – Paul Kinman

Keyboards – Alfred’s Premier Piano Express

Bass – Jordan Vlasschaert

Percussion – Jeff Stewart

Woodwinds – Jenn Garrison

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – FutureDJs

Vocals – Cayley Thomas

Writing – Katherine Ross

Recording – Dom Morley

Live Sound – Paul Klimson

Business – Alayna Kolodziechuk


Cover Photo: Alessia Cara by Brick Howze