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The life and history of Jay Case and how he came to make the album, Foundation

For Jay Case, music has been his life and music is so intertwined with who he is as a person, there is no separation. Although Jay Case will be debuting his first solo album Foundation at a CD release event in late December, this is far from his first al
Author: Chris Belsito
Published by: SooToday.com

Punkers celebrate 35 years of brotherhood, bruises and beers in the Sault

Celebrating 35 years of brotherhood, bruises and beers, they’ll be hitting the road in July of 2019 with dates in nine cities across the province. ... The tour kicks off in Sault Ste. Marie on July 5 with local support from Destroilet and The Filthy Dad
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: SooToday Staff

Debbie Lori Kaye 50 years ago today

picking through the 45s at various second hand places around town you can still find her music. It was 50 years ago that she released two 45s on Columbia Records: Come on home / Help me love you and Ride Ride Ride / Break my mind.
Published by: Saultonline.com
Author: Chris Shoust

Who the *bleep* reunites just to break up?

Formed as a wedding gift in 2000 to perform at a friend's Stag and Doe, popular Sault rock band Spiderback had big plans for the future.
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: Donna Hopper

Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Gary Buck

Gary Buck was a leader on the Canadian country music scene as a “builder”, as well as a recording artist, songwriter and producer. His talents in all of these fields have been largely responsible for laying the groundwork and development of the Canadi
Author: Larry Delaney
Published by: CMAontario

Dynowaves: the Sault’s surf rock band, releases new EP

When you’re the only surf rock band in town, you are most likely in a class of your own. For James Moss, Jefferson Childs and Jamie Vincent, it just about digging that reverbed guitar sound and energy.
Author: Chris Belsito
Published by: SooToday.com

Going Underground: A Brief History of Punk Rock in Small Town Canada

The book officially starts with a six and-a-half page story on the "first wave" of the local punk scene in the 1980s, along with Paolo's beginnings as a photographer. He goes into detail about how his love for photography blossomed, his first experiences
Author: Rob Figures
Published by: the Sault Metal Scene

Locals gather to celebrate Ed Young

It was a bittersweet celebration last night at Loplops as a crew of local musicians gathered to bid a fond farewell to Sault drummer extraordinaire, Ed Young.
Author: Donna Hopper
Published by: SooToday.com

Young kept bands beating

Story on former drummer for Chris Belsito Band
Author: Brian Kelly
Published by: Sault Star

Could the Sault become a destination for music tourism? These folks think it can happen

Sault Chamber hosts The Mastering of a Music City in Sault Ste. Marie event; working group established locally to look at economic benefits of creating a 'music city'
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: James Hopkin

Chris Belsito reprimanded by SooToday.com

Chris Belsito, SooToday.com's Arts and Entertainment Editor-Person, has been formally reprimanded, News Director Dave Helwig announced this afternoon.
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: Carol Martin

The Story of Barney, Elvis & Shama 1976 – 1980

The origins and story of the band 'Shama'
Author: Mick Dalla-Vee

AL WOOD DUO @ THE SOUTH BRANCH BISTRO

Wood’s versatility delivers a personal flare by capturing the Chicago style blues traditions and merging a journey of hard core real country, melodic jazz with a diverse array of other influences.
Author: bytownsound.ca
Published by: bytownsound.ca

A Maple Leaf On Every Turntable Means Made-In-Canada Pop Stars

Debbie Lori Kaye featured in a 1970 MacLean's article looking into the Canadian Radio-Television Commission's brand new Canadian content ruling - "by January 18, 1971, 30% of music played on AM radio in Canada should be, in some part, Canadian"
Author: PETER GODDARD
Published by: MacLean's Magazine

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Documenting Sault's music scene nears end

This is The End of Shaun Antler’s efforts to document Sault Ste. Marie’s music history. What started as a small-scale attempt to get names of members of groups through the years grew into a two-year project that now stands at 1,722 entries.
Author: Brian Kelly
Published by: Sault Star

Mining the Sault’s rich musical history

Local music aficionado, Shaun Antler, has taken on the daunting task of gathering information about the city’s rich musical history... Coming from a region so rich in music, it was destined that a teenaged Antler gravitated towards the many popular Detr
Author: Chris Belsito
Published by: SooToday.com

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