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CATHERINE MACLELLAN – IF IT’S ALRIGHT WITH YOU

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Hailing from the east coast, Catherine MacLellan is one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters: and she has the awards to confirm it : 2015 Juno, 25 East Coast Music Awards and 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The creative lineage runs deep in the MacLellan family and now Catherine celebrates her father's musical legacy by revisiting and recording thirteen of his compositions with the release If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gene MacLellan penned several hit songs throughout his career including: Snowbird, Put Your Hand In the Hand and The Call. His songs were covered by artists such as: Elvis Presley, Joan Baez and Bing Crosby.

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JOE BONAMASSA – LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL

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Grammy® nominated and platinum‐selling Blues‐rock titan Joe Bonamassa releases his performance from Carnegie Hall in NYC from 2016. This all‐acoustic tour featured world‐class musicians including; Tina Guo (cellist/erhuist), Hossam Ramzy (percussionist/ composer), Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin) and backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto.'P.

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ZZ WARD – THE STORM

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ZZ WARD – THE STORM

ZZ Ward didn’t have to look far for inspiration on her second full‐length album, 2017’s The Storm. Equally evocative of blues grit and hip‐hop bounce, the Los Angeles‐based vocal powerhouse and multi‐instrumentalist leapt forward by taking a deeper look at some of her earliest inspirations—including Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Vera Ward Hall and Big Mama Thornton. “For me, this album wasn’t really about experimenting,” she admits. “It was more about simplicity, honing in on what I love about music and what makes me who I am as an artist. Growing up, I listened to a lot of hip‐hop and blues, and I love those two genres so much. Sometimes, to evolve you don’t need to go outside of yourself; you can reach further inside of yourself instead.” It’s a realization earned over a whirlwind five years. The Fedora‐rocking, guitar‐shredding, harmonica‐wielding blues siren peppered an old backporch musical recipe with hip‐hop urgency and hashtaggable wisdom on her 2012 ...

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THE WHITE NOISE – AM/PM

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THE WHITE NOISE – AM/PM

On their 2017 full‐length debut album AM/PM the group boldly bob and weave past convention and emerge with an infectious and inimitable body of work representative of their penchant for unpredictability. Throughout 2016, the band recorded what would become AM/PM with producer Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, We Came As Romans] in Los Angeles. The songs encourage listeners to be introspective, self‐aware and think outside the box. “We don’t want to stick to any one specific sound,” affirms KJ.

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CANADA 150 – A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC

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ONE DISC VERSION As part of the Canada 150 celebration, this Single CD highlights 11 ICONIC Canadian songs that have become classic radio staples across multiple formats Tracks: Bryan Adams ‐ Summer of ’69 / Tom Cochrane ‐ Life Is A Highway / Shania Twain ‐ Man! I Fell Like A Woman / Nelly Furtado ‐ I’m Like A Bird / The Band ‐ The Weight / Bachman‐Turner Overdrive ou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet / Rush ‐ Tom Sawyer / Nickelback ‐ Photograph / Robbie Robertson ‐ Somewhere Down The Crazy River / Nick Gilder ‐ Hot Child In The City / Glass Tiger ‐ Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) TWO DISC VERSION This special Canada 150 2 disc edition celebrates some of the finest current and next generation artists. Disc 1 highlight’s music from this Now generation’s current stars that are topping the charts both here and abroad, while Disc 2, adds the spotlight to ...

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STOMPIN TOM CONNORS – STOMPIN TOM CONNORS

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Known for The Hockey Song, Sudbury Saturday Night and numerous other Canadian classics, Stompin’ Tom Connors is one of Canada’s most iconic musicians. On July 1st, 1967 Tom Connors was performing at the King George Tavern in Peterborough, Ontario where he was introduced for the first time as "Stompin’ Tom”. 50 years later ole is honouring and celebrating Canada’s most prolific and patriotic artist with this Golden Jubilee collector’s CD. This collector’s CD includes all of Stompin’ Tom’s timeless classics, and will also feature 5 new renditions from Tom’s songbook, recorded by other legendary Canadian artists such as: Jim Cuddy, Corb Lund, George Canyon, Rheostatics and Whiskey Jack.    

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THE CASH BOX KINGS – ROYAL MINT

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"One of the best blues bands in the land.” – LIVING BLUES “Virtuoso musicianship…rocking and irresistible.” – NO DEPRESSION With the infectious spirit of classic ‘40s and ‘50s Chicago blues, plus a dash of rockabilly and a high‐energy live show, The Cash Box Kings create timeless music packed with tough vocals, powerhouse harmonica and stinging guitar. The Cash Box Kings regularly headline Chicago venues like Buddy Guy’s Legends and Rosa’s, and have played major festivals all over the world, including the Chicago Blues Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), the Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands), the Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland), the Hondarribia Blues Festival (Spain), BluesBaltica (Germany), Rock Around The Atomium (Brussels) and the Edmonton Blues Festival (Canada), as well as shows in France and South America. Aggressive print, radio and social media promotion from Alligator’s top‐notch support team. The Cash Box Kings’ eight previous albums have been praised by Mojo (UK), ...

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IMAGINE DRAGONS – EVOLVE

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IMAGINE DRAGONS – EVOLVE

“Believer” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative Radio and broke a 13+ year record for number of spins at the format, besting the record previously held by Linkin Park’s “Faint” in 2003. TIME called “Believer” “another showstopper of an anthem,” while Entertainment Weekly noted its “thudding tribal drums, a massive shout along chorus, and a wicked bassline that’s the sonic equivalent of a slug to the gut.” Billboard called “Believer” “a whimsical‐yet‐authoritative anthem sure to turn even the most hesitant of optimists into a believer.” Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots  following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major‐label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions ...

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JEFF TWEEDY – TOGETHER AT LAST

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Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, Together At Last showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.

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BONE THUGS – NEW WAVES

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BONE THUGS – NEW WAVES

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are one of the best-selling rap groups of all-time. Their Grammy® nominated album E. 1999 Eternal has sold over 8 million copies and they have 5 platinum albums to their credit. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide and are the only group to have recorded with Eazy E, 2 Pac, Notorious B.I.G and Big Pun while they were still alive. They’ve had 10 #1 Billboard R&B singles and MTV called them the most melodic hip hop group of all time. Their own label MO THUGZ Records was extremely successful launching platinum solo albums by Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone. Their most recent album “UNI5: The World’s Enemy” was released on Warner Bros/Reprise in 2010, debuting #14 on the billboard top 200 album chart, selling 30,000 units first week. Bone Thugs “New Wave” is the proper follow up to “UNI5: The World’s Enemy”. Featuring the recorded reunion of Bizzy and ...

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