Victoria’s Nick La Riviere drops his second album Another Time Around. The adult contemporary work is a grand effort. Ontario roots group Slocan Ramblers get the folk rolling at an exciting pace on Coffee Creek. Alberta’s Livy Jeanne turns heads with her debut album Dashboard Renegade which just may be the best country LP of the year to date.
Roots specialist Old Man Luedecke is back with more splendour on Domestic Eccentric. He’s from Chester, NS. November is a wonderful adult contemporary album and the fourth from Wingham, ON’s Lesley Pike. Afternoons in Stereo is the brainchild of Hamilton’s Greg Vickers. He puts 70s fusion dance, jazz, R&B, and funk into modern lounge. The superb Retrospective is somewhat of a greatest hits package containing two new tracks.
Head-bangers will enjoy self-titled album from Nova Scotia metal outfit A Sight For Sewn Eyes. Originally from Montreal, Thomas Arsenault now based in the States continues his experimental project Mas Ysa with new album Seraph. Finally, talented North Vancouver rapper Madchild dishes out his latest, Silver Tongue Devil.