In spite of everything, 2021 was an amazing year for music. I had the pleasure of working with many incredible artists, and here’s a playlist featuring my favourite songs by 26 of them. Of course, the majority can be classified as Americana, but there’s also some power pop, experimental pop, Reggae, and even a sea chanty. I’m looking forward to sharing even more great sounds from Canada in 2022!
“In the midst of the cacophony of noise that constantly fills modern life, Nolan’s turn toward simple arrangement and minimal accompaniment [on Drifters] offers welcomed respite. Over ten tracks Nolan mines the trials, travesties, and triumphs of life’s journey; deep in that mine Nolan strikes a vein of sequestered gold.” Americana Highways
Toronto duo The Cassidys have released “Cannonball,” the second single from their intoxicating debut album Tula, with the video premiering at Canadian Beats. The song exemplifies the pair’s songwriting prowess, which combines stripped down traditional folk elements with ’90s Brit-pop grandiosity.
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Toronto folk-pop duo The Cassidys — singer/guitarist Mark Cassidy and multi-instrumentalist Lara Goulding — have released their endlessly charming debut album Tula. Get it from their Bandcamp page, and check out the video for the title track. Live dates to come!