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3 Ontario releases you need to hear: Great Lake Swimmers, DVSN, JoJo Worthington

CBC's Amanda Grant shares her top picks for new releases from Ontario musicians including songs from Great Lake Swimmers, DVSN and JoJo Worthington.

Top picks for the week of April 2 on CBC Radio's In the Key of C

JoJo Worthington plans to release her latest album \\ next week before setting off on a tour across Canada. (JoJo Worthington/Facebook)

Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario. And each week, In the Key of C highlights some of our favourites in a weekly column, on CBC Radio One, produced by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's Amanda Grant.

In the Key of C, hosted by Craig Norris, airs live Saturday evenings at 5 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One, across Ontario, except for in the GTA. Those listeners can hear the segment in the attached audio player.

Great Lake Swimmers - Swimming Away

Since 2003, Great Lake Swimmers has released 10 records, including their latest offering: a four-song EP titled Swimming Away.

The band is using the melodic collection of songs to promote a tour that will take them across North America and Europe in the coming weeks as they co-headline a bill with fellow canucks, Elliott Brood. 

"Swimming Away" is the title track off that EP, and features the band's trademark sound pairing frontman Tony Dekker's vocals with a finger-picked banjo.  

DVSN - Sept. 5th

Toronto's DVSN released their debut full-length album this week, after a lot of anticipation from fans across North America.

The R 'n B group is linked to Drake through his production house, OVO Imprint, but key facts about the band, like who its members are, are still shrouded in mystery.

This is the title track from the new album, Sept. 5th

JoJo Worthington - Abraham

Waterloo Region's JoJo Worthington is getting ready to release a new album titled \\ (pronounced: two lines).

You can listen to her new single in the audio player, titled "Abraham." 

Worthington is making a leap on this record from ukulele-wielding folk-artist to an eclectic electronic artist, employing a host of musicians and instruments during the recording process. 

All of this is complimented by her ethereal vocals, making it a cohesive effort. 

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