This week it's all about some of the cool new sounds that have come in to the studio, I know you'll enjoy checking them out as I have, looking forward to spinning some tracks on the network and on my show in particular.
Better Human is a beautiful release by Toronto based Ben Kunder, which is the follow up to his internationally acclaimed 2015 release Golden
Here's a live session of his song Hard Line recorded with Southern Souls. Shot on location at Baldwin Street Sound where his new album was produced and engineered by Aaron Goldstein.
Dream On is the latest release by Toronto-based Cris Cuddy who is the leader of popular Canadian indie roots-rock-reggae band Max Mouse and the Gorillas, whose ranks have included such stellar musicians as Dennis Delorme (Prairie Oyster), Roly Platt (Ronnie Hawkins) and Hugh MacMillan (Spirit of the West).
Cris Cuddy is said to be one of Canadas great songwriters. The photomation is from a concert in Orillia. The super 8 is from a road trip with Cris to Nashville and Memphis.
With Bluegrass roots to branches of Rock 'n Roll, Americana and folk music, singer / songwriter Cameron Nickerson, incorporates a mixture of it all.
A life-long music career from bands like The Rockabillys, sharing the stage with The Stanfields and The Sheepdogs, this is Cameron's first ride on the solo train. He has already finished his full length debut album with hand picked songs selected from the old broken days and new songs of his new changed ways, The first single off the album, Jeremiah has garnered radio airplay across Canada,
The album Detours was released in early 2018 and has found it's way to Blues and Roots Radio.
Highgate Road are a Folk / Rock trio from Toronto patterned after the musical influences of Dave Matthews, Bruce Cockburn and Joni Mitchell.
They have just released their brand new album The View From Here Is Perfect on May 25th and are busy playing gigs as part of the launch in and around Toronto. They are worth checking out.
I hope you can check out the music and artists above from Canada, if you visit the Blues and Roots Radio homepage or our news page you will find links to new releases from a bit further afield, these pages are updated weekly, there is always some fine new artists to check out.
Here is the link to find out more, just scroll down to the Featured Album section and on your right the album covers will take you to the artist websites