The Last Voyage aka Soundtrack to a Non-Existent Movie, is just one of four album releases so far this year… Read More


The anecdotal information I could gather about The Bad Plus before attending their gig at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on… Read More


Phil Ryan, keyboard player, singer and songwriter with the Welsh rock band Man, died on April 30th 2016. Phil Ryan… Read More


Ken Aldcroft: 1969-2016 When someone dies unexpectedly in youth or middle age, as guitarist Ken Aldcroft did on September 17th,… Read More


We’re having a bash in the back room of the Cameron House, 408 Queen St West, Toronto, on Saturday October… Read More


If anyone personifies the great work done by artists not receiving corporate support, it’s Al Lindsay. I’ve singled out the song Fly Away from 2009’s Shingle Street CD because it’s a good example of Al doing what he does best. There’s nothing flashy about the singing or the song but like a lot of great folk and blues it works on a sensual, pre-intellectual level.
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Last weekend I went to a music festival (the 2009 WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK) for the first… Read More