“Black Wool” is the six minute opener to Long Lights, the latest collection of coarse and contemporary folk rock from Penny Blacks. Originating from Saint John, New Brunswick, Penny Blacks have been trekking their new album live across Eastern Canada since late September, and they’ve crowned their successful run with a brand new video for the album’s outset track.
Jon McKiel’s Memorial Ten Count is a collection of tough-love tracks that explore complex themes of familial ties and living in an unstable modern world.
What does Sly & The Family Stone, Mama Cass, Kenny Rogers, Rick James, and The Viletones have in common? No, not a drug problem: this 1971 underground dance club hit written by Nova Scotia songwriter Bruce Wheaton, and performed by his funk rock ensemble Everyday People.
While the video tapes holding much of the late Wally Cobb’s career as the decade-long bassist in the backdrop of Newfoundland televised variety shows were erased to accommodate tight budgets at the CBC many years ago, the memories he left behind as a hardworking blue collar musician can never be wiped away.
Soaring the sonic landscape and rugged terrain of dust bowl folk, raggedy hot club jazz, and the prominent glory days of early drawling Nashville country, Willie Stratton proves his ability to make you weep, stomp and swing all within the matter of minutes.