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Song of the Week

Song of the Week

The Blackburn brothers - Duane, Brooke and Cory -- are part of what's considered Toronto's first family of funk and soul. Their father, keyboardist Bobby Dean, was an influential figure in Toronto's blues and R&B scene during the 1960's. And their place in local history goes even beyond that. The Blackburns' connection to Toronto and Owen Sound can be traced to the days of the Underground Railroad. So to mark the beginning of Black History Month, we invited Brooke Blackburn to talk about his family and their relationship with music. Listen audio (runs 4:35)

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Song of the Week

Jan 20th - Jan 24th Our featured artist this week is Toronto bluesman Gary Kendall. The bassist for Downchild Blues Band won Bassist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards this past Monday night at Koerner Hall. Kendall was also bandleader for the awards. To mark his win and his contribution to Toronto's blues scene we've selected, 'Real Good Night ', our Song of the Week from the Gary Kendall Band

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Song of the week

Jan 13th - 17th 2014 has already started on the right note for Toronto singer-songwriter Clara Venice. The multi instrumentalist has been invited to open for the Barenaked Ladies. But before her the tour with them, Venice stopped by the Here and Now studio with her song, 'Ninja' our Song of the Week.

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