There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.
Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.
Maybe you will find a new favorite.
What do you say when I ask you to name a band from Newfoundland and Labrador?
If you didn’t say Hey Rosetta, I’m disappointed because I introduced them in January (A Band from the Rock).
You may have heard of Great Big Sea, they were big in the 90s—too big for me because they were overplayed, and they over-toured. Maybe The Irish Descendants, Rawlins Cross or Figgy Duff rings a bell.
Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case combines roots, folk, and country stylings.
While looking up Mr. Downey (and the Cases), I came across this band that warrants a listen:
and The Kubasonics, a Newfoundland Ukrainian Gypsy Jazz Fusion group:
There you go. Now you know.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View
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