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CBC_Radio_3 on 01/19/2012 at 12:00AM
Hailing from the geographical centre of the nation comes Winnipeg's Demetra Penner with I Am Written off of Lone Migration.
With the help of Andrew Braun from Rococode, Matt Peters of Royal Canoe and Paul Bergman, Demetra takes her experiences as a globe wandering troubadour and distills them with inspiration from her native Manitoba.
I am Written is a haunting and weighty track that somehow manages to encompass a vastness of emotion beyond her sweet and delicate voice.
CBC_Radio_3 on 01/12/2012 at 03:15PM
Like many talented Canadian musicians, Ben Wilkins made the trek from his home and native land, in this case Ontario, to find inspiration in Montreal. Now the piano pop crooner plinks his way onto Radio 3 with Through to You.
Formally trained in music at McGill and with a sound that could probably be folded in with a certain keyboard-playing Ben from south of the 49th parallel, Ben Wilkins dons the role of piano man with ease.
Filled with tales of travel, trumpets and swelling strings, Through to You shows how Ben Wilkins finds 88 ways get through to listeners.
CBC_Radio_3 on 07/12/2011 at 10:45AM
You can also hear a playlist featuring all of this year's short list nominees at cbcradio3.com.