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various links somehow related to the Bros:
A good complete page about us: musicmoz
Jim's favourite acoustic bass shops:
Toronto: George Heinl
New York City: David Gage
And of course musical instrument inventor: Ned Steinberger
Andy's favourite dulcimer shop: Dusty Strings
on a sporty note:
For anyone interested in Canada?s music scene in the late 80?s and early 90?s (including early BNL days) there?s a splendid book (released Sept. 2001) about it called --Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance by Michael Barclay, Ian A.D. Jack and Jason Schneider...I?ve read bits of it and was very impressed with its breadth covering all sorts of popular music movements at that time...(little warning: subjective material and these guys don't particularly love BNL methinks). more info
Canada World Youth : the cultural youth exchange Andy participated in (1990-91)
The Be Good Tanyas, a fantastic mellow but bluegrassish group out of Vancouver. Just bought their Chinatown album and really love it, great singing, musical music, good relaxed grooves! Little disappointed with the newer one, hasn`t sunk in like Chinatown.
Tryo, ...great singing, neat acoustic approach to reggae, really great melodies/lyrics and an amazing musician on lead guitar. Their latest album (3rd) is fantastic! Andy is a huge fan. Looks like they've gone their separate ways. Thanks for the memories guys. The talent remains however and let's hope they continue feeding us.
Gas CD Various artists got together led by captain Chris Brown (of Chris Brown and Kate Fenner fame) to raise funds for prosecuted G8 summit protestors' legal fees. There's lots of good about Chris Brown-a huge soul on this guy, you can hear it in his songs, his clav. and organ playing, and see it in his passion for the gas cd project...long live Chris.
Jim White Jim loves this Southern US songster.
Jane Siberry -the godmother of our trio: the bros met Ian while supporting Jane at the 1994 Kumbaya festival in Toronto...plus the trumpet player in this group turned out to be David Travers-Smith who co-produced and engineered Trunks and Sleepyhead.
Mike Evin, a Montrealer with a lovely voice with lovely songs who loves to make love and has a great first album called January Muse. His follow up, I'll Bring the Stereo is fantastic. We produced it! He has a new EP in the works. A sneak peak revealed some lovely stuff.
Rheostatics, along with the Tragically Hip, the guts and balls of Canadian Rock. We have a lot of good to say about these guys...from Martin Tielli's quirky and wonderful musicality, to Tim Vesley's thoughtful and humble musical offerings to Dave Bidini's full on righteousness these guys inspire us and many around us...(fave album is Whale Music--containing a fail safe musical shiver during the outro of the song King of the Past)
Martin Tielli's page.
Julie Doiron, some of the most touching, personal, fearless, intimate,intense, beautiful, challenging and inspiring songs I know
Kurt Swinghammer, the quintessential multitalented artist of many colours...Kurt is a captain of inspiration and one of the first downtown cats we ever came across...his concept album Vostok 6 is a real joy...
Kevin Hearn, perhaps needs no intro for you BNL freaks but Kevin's output is magical, charming, quirky and the cusp of wonderfulness
Gord Downie, another captain of Canadian music...his solo effort (away from his regular Tragically Hip gig) is really endearing
Ron Sexsmith, a man who writes beautiful songs and has a special set of vocal chords to sing them.