New music News Digest, March 21, 2022

Past Thursday (March 17) in Toronto, Gordon Lightfoot was guest of honour at the invite-only planet premiere of Lightheaded: A Gordon Lightfoot Point out of Thoughts, a new documentary movie that explores the group of enthusiasts of the Canadian people legend. The film, made by Michigan-based super-lover John Corcoran, features interviews with Lightfoot, and premieres on Amazon’s Key Video clip in the spring. An acclaimed extensive Canadian documentary of the singer, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Go through My Brain, came out in 2019. Supply: Report-Eagle

–  Arcade Fireplace has manufactured a good deal of news over the earlier 7 days. 1st was the launch on Thurs of the band’s 1st initial audio in 5 years – title, followed by phrase a working day later on that a new album, We, is set for launch on May perhaps 6. That was rapidly followed by the information that guitarist Will Butler (brother of band leader and co-founder Win Butler) has still left the band. In a sequence of tweets, he pointed out that he remaining at the conclusion of previous calendar year when We was comprehensive. CP reports that Butler claims there was “no acute reason” for his departure beyond that “I’ve improved — and the band has transformed — about the past virtually 20 a long time.” He adds that the band “are continue to my buddies and family members.”

Will Butler is reportedly performing on a new report, booking shows, and crafting audio for a David Adjmi engage in, as effectively as other initiatives. Butler has released three solo albums, Coverage, Friday Evening, and Generations. at?v=rOoXr1qp9s4

– The Recording Academy has announced a range of Grammy winners as performers at the 2022 MusiCares Man or woman of the 12 months profit gala honouring Joni Mitchell. The star-studded checklist features Chaka Khan, Beck, Sara Bareilles, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Jon Batiste, Black Pumas, Mickey Guyton, Allison Russell (the only Canadian), Cyndi Lauper, Pentatonix, Stephen Stills and St. Vincent, alongside with a distant performance from Graham Nash. Batiste and Carlile, who has 5 nods of her have, will also provide as artistic administrators for the evening, to be held in Las Vegas on April 1, two times just before the Grammy Awards. Mitchell, 78, is only the 2nd Canadian to get the honour, subsequent Neil Young in 2010. Resource: CP

– Are living Nation has announced the lineup for Rockin Riverfest 2022, which operates from July 28 to 31 in Merritt, BC. The headliners will involve Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Chris Janson, Billy Currington, and HARDY. Also undertaking will be Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jo Dee Messina, Rodney Atkins, Aaron Pritchett, Cam, Mackenzie Porter, Madeline Merlo, Tyler Joe Miller, Chris Buck Band, and Karen Lee Batten. Tix here.

– Montreal folks singer/songwriter Geneviève Racette unveiled her third studio album, Satellite, on March 18, and is now out touring it. A show last week at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern highlighted a large-name visitor, Dallas Eco-friendly aka Metropolis and Color. The pair dueted on the album’s An individual, and this gig was the very first time they’d sung it collectively (down below). Racette is now taking part in demonstrates in Quebec (like a Montreal gig at Satellite, on March 21) and will showcase at Folks Alliance on Might 20. Dates right here.

– Internationally-acclaimed Toronto jazz bassist/composer/file producer Roberto Occhipinti has produced a new album, The Next Stage, on his Modica Music imprint. It will be officially launched on March 23 with a performance at Toronto’s Jazz Bistro, with Occhipinti joined by pianist Adrean Farrugia and Snarky Dog drummer Larnell Lewis. Tix (just $10 and which include a CD) here. Highly encouraged. at?v=Yd-iWaxXg68

– Songs Publishers Canada is accepting programs for its Women of all ages in the Studio Countrywide Accelerator. Now in its fourth year, this application presents a collection of curated creation-relevant chances and networking experiences to girls-determining producer-songwriters from across the nation. Participants will attain useful insights from mentors and market experts for the length of the program starting off with classes in June by way of to Jan. 2023. The program will aim on matters including technical skills, monetary literacy, music business abilities, and branding and will present opportunities for resourceful collaborations. Apply in this article by April 8.

– Respected Toronto singer/songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley (RBT) is releasing singles in advance of the future album, Sorry I am Late. Right here is the most up-to-date, In Paris. Much more data in this article.

– Hotly-tipped Toronto-elevated, NYC-primarily based, singer/songwriter Michelle Willis releases a sophomore album, Just A single Voice, on April 8 on GroundUP New music. The album options contributions from Willis’ standard collaborator David Crosby, as well as Michael McDonald, Grégoire Maret, Becca Stevens & Taylor Ashton, and is made by Fab Dupont (Andre 3000, Gregory Porter). Willis has toured and recorded both Crosby and McDonald as nicely as Snarky Pet, the Zac Brown Band, Iggy Pop, Stevens, and lots of many others. She performs an album launch exhibit at Joe’s Pub in NYC, on March 31. Far more information right here, and below is one particular of the new album’s target tracks.

– The Countrywide Audio Centre’s afternoon classical songs collection at the King Eddy in Calgary returns on April 10, jogging to June 26, with an spectacular lineup. Artists performing will incorporate Jens Lindemann, Kevin Chen, Peaks + Prairies Ensemble, New Operates Calgary, and far more TBA. The concert events start out at midday. Tix on sale listed here. at?v=eU-Iw8Oc6rc

– Canadian Musician and NWC present a totally free webinar about songwriting on May perhaps 24, at 2 pm ET. It characteristics hit writers Tebey and Andre Kaden Black sharing recommendations and secrets and techniques. Sign-up here

– CIMA and Advance present a Zoom webinar entitled Contracts in the Audio Marketplace: Management Agreements, on March 24, 1 pm ET. The session will profit managers, self managed artists and any individual fascinated in that realm, and functions amusement lawyers Nico Elliott and Lindsay Dykstra and manager Mahad Jama. Sign up listed here 


Barbara Morrison, a notable jazz and blues vocalist who remaining a long lasting imprint on the LA new music scene, died on March 16, age 72.

A GoFundMe launched for Morrison in early March, immediately after “she was despatched to the medical center with cardiovascular disease,” raised far more than $13K. Folks who donated described her as “a national treasure” and “a legend.”

The three-time Grammy-nominated singer manufactured Los Angeles her household in 1971 immediately after shifting to the west coast from Detroit. At the time the then 21-year-aged labored with blues icon Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and done on The Johnny Otis Show.

Her singing job took her to perform at jazz festivals in the California neighbourhoods of Montreux, Monterey, Very long Beach front and the North Sea. She also done at Carnegie Hall and jazz venues in Southern California and toured Europe with Ray Charles. Master additional in this LA Moments obituary and in this article.