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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

“Fergot Mu' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

These gals...crazy. Vancouver to Toronto for a single gig. Fly home. Immediately pack the tour van. Cross the border at night. Drive 15 hours to a poorly attended Monday night show in Denver. Who does that? The Pack A.D., mofo, that's who....
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: David Bertrand

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

Documenting the Sault's music history

Special event being held to launch the Soo Music Project's multi-media directory and present it to the Sault Ste. Marie Museum
Author: Chris Belsito
Published by: SooToday.com

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

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

Room 206: Take a time machine to the 1993 Sault music scene

Soolebrity Records is releasing a vinyl re-issue of Room 206’s debut album, "2 Innies and 1 Outie", originally released on cassette, with bonus tracks that include members of No Doubt, Goldfinger and No Use for a Name
Author: Chris Belsito
Published by: SooToday.com

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

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

The Story of Barney, Elvis & Shama 1976 – 1980

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

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

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 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

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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

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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