How about some Canadian music?

Old Jun 7th, 2007, 09:16 PM
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Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

OK, they're not really music, but they are friggin' hilarious.

Suzie Vinnick - she's done a lot of backup for others and is a wonderful talent

Betty and the Bobs - includes Suzie and Wendell Ferguson along with some other quality Canadian musicians

Ian Tamblyn
Sneezy Waters (played Hank Williams in the play and movie The Show He Never Gave)

You can also buy a lot of Canadian music from www.maplemusic.com. I've shopped through them a lot (when I'm not buying directly from the artist) and they're really good and quick (barring the customs slowdowns).
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Old Jun 8th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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40 posts and nary a mention (other than Celine) about the vibrant francophone Canadian music scene. Shame! Shame!

If you're open to some chansons in French, a few suggestions to check out include...

Daniel Bélanger (***My FAV!***)
Stefie Shock
Jean Leloup
Bottine Souriante
Ariane Moffatt
Tomas Jensen et les Faux Monnayeurs

Have a great trip!
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Old Jun 8th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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Apree Londee, you made me laugh out loud!
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Old Jun 8th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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Yes, there is tons of great music from Quebec! Jean Leloup is one of my favourites (and he's now going under the name of Jean Leclerc).

Les Cowboys fringants
Malajube
Mes Aïeux
Plume Latraverse
Les Trois Accords
Richard Desjardins
Vincent Vallières
Yann Perreau
Jorane
Marjo
Marie-Chantal Toupin
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Old Jun 8th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Oh, Jorane is very, very cool. She's a cellist/eccentric singer. Saw her play at the Vancouver Folk Fest in 2004 and loved every moment of it.
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Old Jun 9th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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Some great suggestions......!

A few of my favourite Canadian 'travelling songs' include Aengus Finnan's great cover of 'One Hand on the Radio', Aengus again with 'Swing Boys Swing'; Stomping Tom Connors 'ripping the tar off the 401' in 'Bud the Spud'; and Gordon Lightfoot's 'Long Thin Dawn'.

My favourite however is Stan Rogers' anthemic 'Northwest Paasage' which includes verses such as this:

"Through the night behind the wheel
The mileage clicking West
I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
Who cracked the mountain ramparts
And did show a path for me
To race the roaring Fraser to the Sea."

I'm just thinking that a fun trip would be to drive the TCH coast to coast and listen to the music of each region one passed through. There are literally 100's of other good Canadian recording artists not mentioned above.

cheers

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Old Jun 9th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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gannetmusic, that's more or less what I was planning for our September vacation! We are bringing a couple with us who have not traveled much (from Florida), and will be journeying from Vancouver to Banff and back. My plan was to give them a "briefing page" each day (to put in the travel book I've made for them) that talks about the area we'll be going through, its history, something interesting, and then plan stops that relate to that. If I can add in some music, that would be really fun. (We did a trip like this with them last year to Reno/Bodie/Yosemite/Monterey/San Francisco/Tahoe. They had a blast, and after we returned from the trip, DH put together a DVD for them with a picture slide show & music background of the trip.)
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If you like Great Big Sea (Celtic pop), check out the Paperboys and Clumsy Lovers, both of which are based in BC, I believe. They both play in Seattle frequently and are lots of fun. I have the Paperboys' "Molinos" CD and think it's great driving around music.

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Old Jun 9th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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Sludick - what a great idea -especially the DVD presentation at the end of the trip.

I second the Paperboys as a fun group and La Bottine Souriate mentioned above -although I prefer them live.

cheers

Jerry
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Mary Margaret O'Hara

http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/mmo/default.asp
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Old Jun 14th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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Kate and Anna McGarrigle
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No Blues or Jazz fans?
How about Downchild Blues Band, Jazz Navigators, Chuck Jackson and the All Stars!
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RUSH!!

And Leonard Cohen, whose "Hallelujah" was, I believe, voted best Canadian song a little while ago; k.d lang--Canadian herself-- covers it gorgeously on "Songs of the 49th Parallel".
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Old Jun 16th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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And don't forget Guess Who and BTO!
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Toedtoes, you are getting just like me.... repeating yourself!!! LOL !!

Or is it the late hour???
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You know, I usually go back through my posts to make sure I don't repeat myself...
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toedtoes, the only reason I even noticed it is because right around the same time as you were posting it the first time, I was thinking of the very same artists. Great minds think alike!
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..Robbie Robertson - has he been
mentioned?
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