Current Issue: May/June 2022

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The Josh Ramsay Show

Josh Ramsay, The Versatile Marianas Trench Leader Shows His Many Sides on First Solo LP

By Kevin Young

When Canadian Musician spoke to Josh Ramsay,as usual, he was hard at it. That’s par for the course, mind you; as frontman and principal songwriter for pop-rock stars Marianas Trench and as a collaborator with a wide range of other artists, he’s always got something on the go. And so, for his first solo LP, he had no intention of recording the kind of stripped-down, introspective offering so often associated with a lead singer’s solo project.

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The Musical Life of Raptors Coach Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse has set records on the basketball court and won the2020 NBA Coach of the Year award, but when talking to Canadian Musician, he’s sorting his 3,500 vinyl records, learning guitar, and helping underprivileged kids pick up an instrument.

Orin Isaacs

You may not know Orin Isaacs’ name, but you’ve definitely heard his music. How did this prodigious musician and composer become the sound of countless Canadian TV shows, from bandleader on The Launch and Canadian Idol to composer for Hockey Night in Canada, Canada’s Got Talent, Ice Road Truckers, Big Brother Canada, and many, many more.

Canadian Musician’s 2022 Guitar Special

We chat gear, tones, and craft with five acclaimedand diverse Canadian guitarists — Zoon’s Daniel Monkman; Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers; “Canada’s First Lady of Guitar,” Liona Boyd; Grammy-winner Alex Cuba; and acclaimed multiinstrumentalist, producer, and engineer Hill Kourkoutis.

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Indie Insider

Tips, tricks and advice for Indie Musicians

Tech Tools

Technology for musicians - hardware, software and on-line solutions

Road Test

Prominent musicians and industry experts take musical products for a test drive

CM Showcase

Profiles on up-and-coming Canadian artists

Hot Gear

The latest in musical products and services


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