Hello my Canadian music connoisseurs, ordinary listeners and virgins alike. Today on The BackStagePass we embarked on part 1 of a 2 part series focusing on the rich musical talents this beautiful nation has to offer. It was unmistakable from the first chord struck by Sam Robert’s “Where Have All the Good People Gone” that this segment was going to make listeners proud and perhaps even dance in the comfort of their own homes. Today’s episode featured Canadian greats such as Sam Roberts, The Sheepdogs, Sloan, The Arkells and many others. Needless to say part 2 of the Canadian music series could not come sooner. However, I feel as though Canadian musicians are not always given fair consideration.
It is not uncommon to start a discussion of the Canadian music industry with hearing a sarcastic snicker or joke regarding J Biebs boyish features (guilty as charged on the latter). Having said that, it is important to take pride in these musicians and their work. Despite not making headlines on MTV many of the indie bands played today are creating incredible music that is being enjoyed worldwide. Take The Wooden Sky for example. Had it not been requested today I may have gone another year or two… ah who knows maybe even a lifetime without hearing them but after just one song they have been playing on my Ipod non-stop. This is only to say that there are amazing Canadian musical talents out there, sometimes you just have to find them.
Be sure to tune in next Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. as we complete the 2 part series of purely Canadian music with favourites such as The Tragically Hip, The Trews, Tokyo Police club and oh so many more.