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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just Chico does music in all fields

Just Chico is at the Porter House. That's not meant derogatorily, that is the name of the act - Just Chico.
Published by: Sault Star
Author: Robin Koivisto

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

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

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

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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

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

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