Happy Canada Day!
US President Barack Obama was in town this week and when he delivered a speech in Parliament, he said “the world needs more Canada.” Apparently he was talking about troops and Nato, but I can misinterpret and take his words out of context if I want. I’m sure what he really meant is that the world needs more Canadian music.
Everyone already knows about global Canadian Superstars Paul Anka, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Guess Who, Joni Mitchell, Trooper, Rush, Corey Hart, Bryan Adams, Glass Tiger, Alanis Morrisett, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dionne, Shania Twain, Maestro Fresh Wes, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Drake, Arcade Fire, DeadMau5, Michael Buble, Feist, Justin Bieber and even Nickleback.
The same music scene that produced these globally known artists, also gave rise to these artists and songs.
Great Big Sea – Meri-Mac
Tragically Hip – Wheat Kings
Corb Lund – Long Gone to Saskatchewan
Snow – Informer
Tom Cochrane – Life is a Highway
Craig Cardiff – Safe Here
What can be more Canadian than accompaniment by former Governor General Michaelle Jean?
Maestro Fresh Wes – Let Your Backbone Slide
Pursuit of Happiness – I’m an adult now
Spirit of the West – If Venice is Sinking
Tribe Called Red – Electric Pow Wow
Stompin Tom – Canada Day
Serena Ryder – Stompa
Kathleen Edwards – Hockey Skates
Dream Warriors – My Definition
Rascalz – Northern Touch
Log Driver’s Waltz
Happy Canada Day Everyone!