June 2018

Cathy Hutch Free Wheelin’

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Submitted by Randy Jones

Cordovas Release “Frozen Rose” for The Sante Fe Channel

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada

Nashville's Cordovas today release "Frozen Rose," the second track from their greatly anticipated forthcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel, out August 10th on ATO Records. CLASH Magazine says "it's a must for anyone who fell for Uncle Tupelo, Beachwood Sparks, or even luminaries such as Gram Parsons." Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock, rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, That Santa Fe Channel was produced by the Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale in East Nashville, not far from the home that doubles as the band's rehearsal space, headquarters, and shared living quarters.

Bandleader Joe Firstman says of the song, "'Frozen Rose' was a group effort. After Lucca brought the heart of the song to the laboratory table and we all dug in. I always liked the hook 'just a few times' and we built up the structure over a few months and lots of tequila under a Pacific moon in Mexico. It's one of our best songs to perform live."

D.L. Byron Satori

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Submitted by Blaine Calhoun

Exploding into the spectrum of modern pop music is the legendary D.L. Byron, a songwriter that many young Millennials might not be very familiar with but should definitely be introduced to. One of the quintessential figures of 1980’s pop/rock, Byron is back and better than ever in his new extended play Satori, which is quickly becoming one of the most talked about indie rock records of 2018. I must say, I don’t know what I was expecting when I first listened to Satori, but it was a far cry from the awesomeness that I ended up being treated to.

BTW Cari Burdett, Jim James, King Princess, Heavyweights Brass Band, Amanda Rheaume, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Folly & The Hunter

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

World music fusion artist Cari Burdett is bringing her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Toronto's Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal's Upstairs Jazz B. She'll be accompanied by members of her 4Tet who are also featured in the new video for "De Cara a la Pared," written and originally performed by the late great Lhasa de Sela. The video premiered exclusively at Roots Music Canada.

Burdett's interpretation of the song exemplifies the raw, passionate power of her sultry mezzo vocals and ability to enchant audiences with a timeless theatrical flair. It also demonstrates Burdett's sensuous multilingual repertoire that includes songs by Mercedes Sosa, Pink Martini, Joni Mitchell and many others. Burdett is currently working on the follow-up release to her 2015 debut full-length album Magnolia, which earned a nomination for Best World Album at the Western Canada Music Awards. Magnolia was recorded with Grammy and Juno winner Joby Baker who was named Producer of the Year, along with winning Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 Vancouver Island Music Awards (VIMA).

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Submitted by Sandy Graham

David Clayton-Thomas and Blood Sweat & Tears – two names that will always be in a musical marriage. A group that were trailblazers in the sixties, with their combination of rock and jazz arrangements that went on to sell almost six million records in three years. The first album has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

But there is so much more to the name, the man and the music of David Clayton-Thomas.

The passion about his singing and his own journey are still a major part of his personality, and he talks about how and where he came from and where he is right now in his career.

The son of a Canadian soldier and an English music student who became a War Bride, Clayton-Thomas was born in England and moved with his family to the Toronto suburb of Willowdale when he was four years old. A troubled relationship with his abusive father led him to run away at age 15. He spent his teen years living on the street and in various reformatories, eventually doing time as a serial offender for vagrancy, petty theft and street fighting.