Entries by David

JULIAN TAYLOR, ON HIS BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM THE RIDGE

There’s a westbound windBlowing through the ridge againYou can stay in, or go outsideAnd wait for it to dieBut either way, it never ends —“The Ridge” Julian Taylor Our past is always present. Even when we try to leave lost memories behind, they return in unexpected and unimaginable ways. How or why these pieces of our […]

AARON ALLEN: TATTOO ARTIST TURNED COUNTRY SINGER-SONGWRITER

Music brings us together; it helps us heal in these trying times. Artists, and their songs, fill a void when we’re surrounded by emptiness and uncertainty. Aaron Allen, from London, Ontario, is one of many musicians answering the public’s call for new music during the pandemic. Stuck at home, with the family tattoo business – […]

William Prince: Hard Truths & Timeless Songs

Juno Award-winning songwriter’s hard truths make his latest recording timeless By David McPherson Reliever: a noun meaning something or someone that relieves pain, distress, or difficulty. Long before he won a Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of  the Year, and left side hustles behind to work full time as a musician, William Prince dreamed of a different calling. […]

CARLY PARADIS: MAKING EPIC MUSIC OF THE HUMAN CONDITION

CARLY PARADIS: MAKING EPIC MUSIC OF THE HUMAN CONDITION Story by David McPherson | January 15, 2020 The touchstones of our lives often present themselves when we least expect them. These messages from the universe remind us that the journey we’re on is the right path. Songwriter Carly Paradis recently received one such sign. The […]

DECISION-MAKERS: MUSIC PUBLISHER VIVIAN BARCLAY

DECISION-MAKERS: MUSIC PUBLISHER VIVIAN BARCLAY Story by David McPherson | February 28, 2020 Just like the rest of the music industry, the publishing business today is a lot more fluid than it used to be. Where the role of the music publisher once focused mostly on getting synchs (or placements) for songs in a variety […]

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club Hamilton Golf and Country Club, host to this June’s RBC Canadian Open, has a storied past, a bright future and a veteran superintendent leading the way.  April 2019 | David McPherson  Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, should be at its greenest glory June 6-9 […]