Posts Tagged ‘canada’

Bill and Joel Plaskett

April 16th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia’s beloved Joel Plaskett teams with his dad Bill for a wonderful album showcasing the father-son team’s love of Canadian maritime celtic music, English folk and indie-pop/rock: Solidarity.

Frederick Squire

August 8th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


Fred Squire is best known as a former member of the legendary band Shotgun and Jaybird, and for his frequent Julie Doiron collaborations. These days he’s living in Sudbury, Ontario with his songstress wife Kate Maki. He released his latest solo album Spooky Action at a Distance a little over two months ago, but I just found out about it recently.

Spooky Action… is easily my favourite of Squire’s three proper solo albums. It’s a beautiful collection of mature, homespun songs played through a good tube amp, reflective of Squire’s current life as a husband and father living in a small city in relatively Northern Ontario. If you read this, Fred, please send me a zip, because I’ve maxed out my free streaming privileges on bandcamp 🙂

Old Cabin

May 23rd, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


Old Cabin is a dude from White Horse up in the Yukon Territories (in Canada). The name Old Cabin is pretty appropriate – the stuff is folksy, mellow, a bit rustic. The vocals don’t sound that different from Robin Pecknold’s (of Fleet Foxes – and his don’t sound that different from Jim James‘ (of My Morning Jacket)). He’s got a new EP called Saturn Return dropping “later this summer.” Should be good.

Photo Credit: Corey J. Isenor

Jason Collett

March 10th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

My fellow Torontonian Jason Collett released an album last month called Song and Dance Man – I didn’t even know until now! The title track (which you can hear in the video above) is a wonderful little tune about sticking it out as a musician in the digital age.

Shotgun Jimmie

March 7th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


Canadian East-coast indie-rock hero Shotgun Jimmie returns with a new album! Field of Trampolines! And of course it’s produced by Joel Plaskett! Damn I miss Canada!