The title of her debut album is Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, but the family tree of the neo-country maverick Margo Price also includes her great-uncle Bobby Fischer, a successful Music Row tunesmith whose songwriting credits grace albums by George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and Reba McEntire. And if Price’s bloodlines are bona fide, so are… Read More


On Marianne Faithfull’s 2014 album Give My Love to London there is a quiet, heartbreaking keepsake: “Deep Water” – a tormented plea to bridge the desperate gorge of longing, written for Faithfull by musician Nick Cave and his twin sons, Arthur and Earl. It’s the song that closes One More Time With Feeling, a new… Read More


Gord Downie’s solo album Secret Path began as 10 poems motivated by the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack, a 12-year-old First Nations boy who in 1966 died from hunger and exposure after running away from a residential school in Kenora, Ont. The prose was formed into songs late in 2013 at the Bathouse Recording Studios… Read More