Musical news you can use…
We’re thrilled to let you know that The Wilderness of Manitoba will be the very special guest of one Jenn Grant this Thursday evening at Glenn Gould Studio. The Wilderness of Manitoba has been compared to Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver – which, if you ask me, is quite a compliment. The folks out there in the blogosphere are pretty excited about this group too: just take a look at It’s Not the Band I Hate It’s Their Fans, who put the group on their list of Top Ten Hottest Canadian Bands 2009, and North by East West. Between the recent mad props for The Wilderness of Manitoba and Jenn Grant’s Music Nova Scotia loot (she recently won Fem
ale Artist Recording for her latest, Echoes), this show is going to be a guaranteed good time.
Steely Dan (Wednesday & Thursday): Back in a September edition of the Buzz we mentioned Steely Dan because we learned that they were going to be jumping on the album-as-concert bandwagon for these two performances. On Wednesday you’ll be able to check out Aja from start to finish; come back on Thursday to hear a live version of The Royal Scam.
Women’s Blues Revue (Saturday): Co-presented with local blues aficionados the Toronto Blues Society, the Women’s Blues Revue is twenty-three years young this year. The perennial event features Diana Braithwaite, Terra Hazelton, Sass Jordan, Shakura S’Aida, with Donna Grantis, Saidah Baba Talibah, and Rachel van Zanten backed by a stellar band.
This just in! Catherine MacLellan (who plays the Gould in March) was awarded the prestigious title of Solo Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards Saturday night, for her album Water in the Ground. Between this award and her recent inclusion in CBC’s Great Canadian Song Quest, this songstress’ star is rising!
Stefania Paterak is the Programming Coordinator for Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.