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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Canada 100: music for Canada Day

well, this is embarrassing...i tried to create a playlist that includes all our regions, but this, this is so Ontario heavy. my apologies. perhaps you can suggest bands past and present to represent the areas that are so poorly represented on my list.

here's the youtube playlist

in my attempts to make this list, i have explored and discovered musicians i haven't heard of before, such as Annabelle Chvostek, Jerry Alfred and Lucie Idlout. the whole idea is to learn & explore. perhaps you can make your own Canada 100 or 50 or 10 list. i'd be interested to see it. the main thing is to celebrate Canadian talent and skill. Canada Day seems like a suitable reason for it. otherwise i'd be painting the flag black and mourning our current political situation, so here's a distraction for me and others who have similar tristesse...

Lucie Idlout

Jerry Alfred

British Columbia
the Be Good Tanyas
Luke Doucet
Stephen Fearing
Lily Frost
Ndidi Onukwulu

Jann Arden
Bill Bourne
K.D. Lang
Rae Spoon
Trevor Tchir

Colin James
Buffy Sainte Marie
Wide Mouth Mason

Susan Aglukark
the Guess Who
Chantal Kreviazuk
Loreena McKennitt
the Weakerthans

Bryan Adams
Kiran Ahluwalia
Barenaked Ladies
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Blue Rodeo
Bruce Cockburn
the Burning Hell
the Cowboy Junkies
Kathleen Edwards
Peter Elkas
the Great Lake Swimmers
Emm Gryner
Emily Haines
Sarah Harmer
Kyp Harness
Peter Katz
Avril Lavigne
Rozalind MacPhail
Madison Violet
Max Webster
Danny Michel
Moxy Fruvous
Murray McLauchlan
Alanis Morissett
Alannah Myles
Jenny Omnichord
Stan Rogers (but he should be listed as a Maritimer, me thinks)
Parachute Club
the Sadies
Ron Sexsmith
Oliver Schroer
the Shuffle Demons
Andrea Simms-Karp
the Skydiggers
Bob Snider (via Nova Scotia)
Andy Stochanksy
Sarah Slean
Kurt Swinghammer
the Tragically Hip
Andrew Vincent
Wax Mannequin
Royal Wood
Neil Young


Arcade Fire
the Aurian Haller Band
Annabelle Chvostek
Leonard Cohen
Coeur de Pirate
les Cowboys fringants
Angela Desveaux
Marie-Josée Houle
Daniel Lanois
Jean Leloup
Lynn Miles
the McGarrigles
Martha Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

New Brunswick
Eric’s Trip
Julie Doiron
Stompin’ Tom Connors

Nova Scotia
Charlie A’Court
Jill Barber
Mary Jane Lamond
Ashley MacIsaac
Sarah McLachlan
Anne Murray
Joel Plaskett
the Trews

Newfoundland & Labrador

Mark Bragg
Amelia Curran
Great Big Sea
the Punters

Prince Edward Island
Teresa Doyle


in some cases there were musicians i wanted to include but they had no videos that i could find.

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