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The Good Family put down some new roots on debut album

Canadian musical clan that includes Sadies and Good Family drawing comparisons to the Carter Family By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Wed May 08 2013 The debut album from Canada’s equivalent of the Carter Family has been a long time in the making . Although they’ve performed live together in different configurations, The Good Family, which collectively includes veteran country and bluegrass legends The Good Brothers and the torrentially industrious,…


Pavlo strings the world along

Toronto guitar master’s expanded global sound gets special showcase at Roy Thomson Hall Self-made guitar star Pavlo Simtikidis relaxes in Toronto on the Danforth. Nick Krewen  Special to the Star Published on Wed Feb 22 2012 Pavlo Simtikidis is not a man who operates by convention. For example, the 42-year-old master guitarist, who specializes in Mediterranean-style instrumentals and will be performing selections from his ninth album Six String Blvd, at Roy…


Toronto’s transit of venues (or, weep not for the bop)

Veteran rock writer Nick Krewen takes a tour through defunct Toronto concert venue history – from the ’60s in Yorkville, to the subsequent decades when the action was mostly around Yonge St., to the rise and apparent decline of Queen St. W.  Nick Krewen and Garnet Fraser Published on Sun Jan 03 2010 On Queen St. W., the concert scene is changing, and it’s leaving some fretful. Hard-rock hangout the Big…


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Gordon Lightfoot from 1998

Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator   NEED TO KNOW: GORDON LIGHTFOOT at Hamilton Place, Sunday,  November 10 (1998) at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $32, $29 and $26 and available at the Hamilton Place and Copps Coliseum box offices, or by calling TicketMaster at 645-5000   When Gordon Lightfoot performs at Hamilton Place this Sunday, it will eerily coincide with one of the great disasters in Canadian history. November 10, 1975,…


Linda Manzer

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR Friday, October 17, 1997 Nick Krewen The Toronto Star Friday, October 17, 1997 When jazz guitarist Pat Metheny performs at Massey Hall November 18, Toronto’s Linda Manzer will be sharing the stage with him. You won’t see her as much as hear her: through the ringing tones of Metheny’s classical fretless guitar as he performs the title track of his self-described “Chinese opera fretless blues”…