Matt Minglewood on baring his soul to MacLean and MacLean and going country on Me and the Boys

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 6, 1985 By Steve Newton Charlie Daniels once wrote a tune called "Long Haired Country Boy" in which he sang: "If you don't like the way I'm livin', you just leave this long haired country boy alone." That line pretty well sums up the attitude of Maritime rocker … Continue reading Matt Minglewood on baring his soul to MacLean and MacLean and going country on Me and the Boys

David Wilcox’s whimsical boogie doesn’t warrant a 63-song box set

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 9, 1993 By Steve Newton In the early ’80s David Wilcox flew onto the Canadian music scene with Out of the Woods, a debut album that was chock-full of snappy, whimsically rocking tunes that couldn’t help but infect you with their primal, blues-driven energy. Catchy tracks such as … Continue reading David Wilcox’s whimsical boogie doesn’t warrant a 63-song box set

Canadian blues-roots great Colin Linden is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 15, 1993 By Steve Newton When major-label recording artists do interviews to promote a new release, they usually go on about how it’s the best one they’ve ever made, how making it sapped all the artistic energy their souls could muster—that sort of thing. Then there’s Colin Linden, … Continue reading Canadian blues-roots great Colin Linden is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet