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The Early Days – Sault Ste. Marie, Balderdash …

The story of Balderdash on to Shama My mother had passed away from cancer when I was nine. Being kind of a lonely kid, the next two years of my life were spent ‘noodling’ on every instrument my older brothers, Kenny and Jimmy, would bring home from t
Author: Mick Dalla-Vee

Defunct Local Band Profile Series: Amethyst

Amethyst were a clear bright spot on the local scene in their heyday, and if you love classic heavy metal or hair metal, you'd be well served to check out their available material
Author: Rob Figures
Published by: the Sault Metal Scene

Debbie Lori Kaye and Penn Watkinson

One Thursday night we went to the local Ramada inn and caught a new act called “Parade”. It starred a young Canadian girl named Debbie Lori Kaye. She was about 4 feet 11 inches tall, cute as a button, and had a voice unlike any we had ever heard...
Author: Stan Maupin
Published by: independent blog

The Story of Barney, Elvis & Shama 1976 – 1980

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

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.
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: Donna Hopper

A Bit About . . . Frank Deresti

Frank Deresti, is a talented local musician and is beloved by his music students. Mindy Furano, has never seen an episode of Peppa Pig
Published by: SooToday.com
Author: Mindy Furano

Young kept bands beating

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

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

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

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

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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

Music City, Sault Ste. Marie… the time is now

the Music City concept has emerged under a determined Sault Chamber of Commerce and wider business community leadership. A simple, but evocative notion – the Sault as a recognised locale that embraces its music industry, leveraging its known talent, ass
Author: Bryan Davies
Published by: Saultonline.com

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