Monday, June 26, 2017

CONGRATS! Local Artists on CBC's Best Canadian Songwriters List

To mark the Canada's 150th birthday CBC Music has been posting a few music charts. Their latest, the 25 Best Canadian Songwriters Ever List has a number of area musicians.

St. Catherines' own amazing Ron Sexsmith is in the highest position for a local act (#11) 

Legendary rockers The Band (featuring members from the Norfolk and Six Nations) follows closely behind at #12.

Links: The BandMore Stories of The Band, Video above courtesy of MelkortheMorgoth

Completing the local trio is the late, great Hamiltonian Stan Rogers at lucky number 13.

Links: Stan RogersMore Stan Rogers Stories, Video above courtesy of pudops
  1. Joni Mitchell
  2. Leonard Cohen
  3. Neil Young
  4. Buffy Sainte-Marie
  5. Gordon Lightfoot
  6. Gord Downie (Tragically Hip)
  7. Bruce Cockburn
  8. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings (Guess Who)
  9. Feist
  10. Drake
  11. Ron Sexsmith
  12. The Band
  13. Stan Rogers
  14. Alanis Morissette
  15. Stompin' Tom Connors
  16. Shania Twain
  17. Bryan Adams
  18. k.d. lang
  19. Sarah McLachlan
  20. Shad
  21. John K. Samson (The Weakerthans)
  22. Patrick Watson
  23. Susan Aglukark
  24. Joel Plaskett
  25. Tegan and Sara
Blast from the Past: CBC's Top Canadian Singers List

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